Here’s Conny – Divemaster Training week 3. Finally arrived at Two Fish Divers Bunaken Resort after my stay in Lembeh. And Pow! – The vibrant underwater environment in Bunaken really hits you. It is definitely the opposite of Lembeh. Huge coral walls and filled with 1000’s of different fish, colorful animals, rays, sharks, frogfish, crocodile-fish, wrasse and so on!!! Aaaaand: everywhere sea turtles!! Amazing creatures, huge and just extremely beautiful, sleeping on corals or diving next to you! Breathtaking!! BUT: never hold your breath 😀 remember SCUBA diving rule number.
Like Lembeh; staff is sooooo nice, the resort is beautiful and Maia and Colin (my instructors) are so lovely. Learning me a lot of new things and guide me through my PADI divemaster course at Two Fish Divers Bunaken. Unfortunately, at the moment, I am out of the water, because of an ear infection… a hazard of the job for divers. I will see a specialist and get some medication to recover quickly and try the best to go in the water as soon as possible. Ear infections are one reason you might not be able to dive, and however tempting it might be to just dive if you can equalize, you never know when it will get worse and it will certainly take longer to get better. Even on a diving holiday, when all you want to do is dive, you shouldn’t risk permanent damage for the sake of a few missed dives. One trick that some divers do is wash the ears out after every dive with a solution of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. This can promote drying and cleaning in the outer ear canal and avoid infections. Even just mineral water to rinse the ears is a good idea. Inner ear infections are a different story and usually require some antibiotics.
So while I cannot dive I finished studying and completed the Divemaster theory part of the course, today I passed my second, and final exam!! JİPPY-AYEEEE!! So lucky – and dancing! The swimming pool at the resort is a lovely place to relax in the sun after studying hard, even if I can’t get into the water, I can enjoy it from the surface. That’s if I am not enjoying the wonderful food on the menu and talking with the guests about their amazing diving adventures. To make sure I keep in shape after the delicious food, I still don’t mind carrying tanks to load onto the dive boat. All part of the life of a Divemaster!
If you are unsure about doing your PADI Divemaster course or where, then you can’t go wrong with Two Fish. Great resorts, amazing diving, excellent instructors, delicious food, what more could you want?
Lovely and warm greetings from a wonderful place in North Sulawesi, Indonesia,
Conny (Divemaster Trainee) at Two Fish Divers Bunaken.
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