PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017

By / 27th May, 2017 / Diving, PADI, Women Dive Day / No Comments

Join us for the 3rd annual PADI Women’s Dive Day on Saturday July 15, 2017.

PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017. The past two years’ event in celebration of this now annual day of recognition and encouragement have been an incredible success.  Last year in particular with over 285 individual events in Asia Pacific alone.

Women now make up 1/3 of all PADI certifications. It is our goal to help increase those numbers by participating in a day that aims to recognize women who have already attained PADI achievements and to inspire more women to join in the world of scuba diving. More divers means more interest and desire to care for our oceans and the marine life that inhabits this 99 percent of the living space on the planet.

Celebrating the achievements of women in diving

PADI Women’s Dive DayThis day is also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in diving. A huge congratulations goes out to one of Ceningan Divers’ very own Directors, Sandra Demonti. Sandra was acknowledged with a very well-deserved award of PADI’s 2016 Most Valuable Dive Instructor. An essential part of the Ceningan Divers team, Sandra continues to inspire through not only her achievements but her passion, commitment and dedication to training women within the PADI dive industry.

Ceningan Divers’ PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017 Special Trip

PADI Women’s Dive DayAt Ceningan Divers we continue our dedication to ongoing support and promotion of dive training for women by offering another special event to celebrate PADI Women’s Dive Day on July 15, 2017.

Join Ceningan Divers’ Director Victoria and Divemaster/Yoga Instructor Shawna on two dives to the North side of Nusa Penida. The first exploratory dive will cater to your adventurous side and the second dive will focus on reef clean up to help keep our Ocean Planet beautiful. Once back to the resort, following the dives, you’ll enjoy a delicious Healthy brunch paired with special drinks and a special 3pm Yoga for Lady Divers class.

When: Saturday July 15th 2017 @ 8am.

Cost: 1,500,000Rp (Includes dive gear (Excl. dive computer), tanks, weights, snacks between dives, guide fees, site fees, fuel surcharge, special lunch with wine at the resort, and yoga session)

To book your space, email us today at info@ceningandivers.com or call us at +62 821 94115524

Get Your PADI & Win – Indonesia Contest

By / 5th May, 2017 / Contest, PADI / No Comments

Get Your PADI® & Win – Indonesia Contest

We are pleased to announce the Get Your PADI® & Win – Indonesia Contest.

Entry requirements

Diver completes one or more of the below qualifying PADI courses during 1st May – 31st August with Ceningan Divers. Once the diver finishes their couse, they must then complete the entry form on padi.co/GetPADIWin including what they liked about their PADI course in 50 words or less, in a creative or inspiring manner.

PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Freediver, PADI Adventure Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, any PADI Specialty Diver Rating, PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Advanced Freediver, or PADI Master Freediver. Certification courses that offer Junior ratings also apply.

Get Your PADI® & Win - Indonesia and East Timor Contest

What is the contest prize?

  • Round-trip coach airfare to Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia from Winner’s nearest capital city.
  • Four nights 2-person shared accommodation stay at a hotel resort in Bali, Indonesia
  • 6 fun dives at a PADI Dive Shop in Bali, Indonesia (PADI Dive Shop selected by PADI)
  • Valued at USD$5,000.

Some conditions apply so please read the full terms and conditions.

Indonesia to Battle Marine Plastic Debris

Indonesia to Battle Marine Plastic Debris

Indonesia will declare its commitment to battle marine plastic debris on Feb. 23.

Studies indicate that Indonesia is the second-biggest contributor of marine plastic debris worldwide, with an estimated 1.3 million tons originating from the archipelago annually.

Battle Marine Plastic Debris

*Photo courtesy of Domen Dolenc Photography

Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Saturday that Indonesia is among 10 countries committed to combating the problem.

“Indonesia has received special attention because we are one of 10 countries, including Brazil, committed to cleaning up waste in the ocean,” she said during the commemoration of National Waste Awareness Day in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.

Siti added that the government would officially declare the commitment on Feb. 23.

World’s Ocean Summit

Indonesia is also scheduled to present a national action plan during the fourth World’s Ocean Summit in Bali from Feb. 22 to 24.

In January 2016, a World Economic Forum report concluded that with the current trajectory, there would be more plastic than fish measured by weight in the world’s oceans by 2050. A previous study by APEC estimated that marine pollution cost member economies US$1.3 billion. Moreover, 95 percent of the value of plastic packaging material, worth $80-120 billion annually, is lost to the global economy.

Zero Waste to Ocean Conference

This week, we will attend the Zero Waste to Ocean Conference on February 22nd as part of our ongoing conservation work and the goals we set for ourselves with the new Ceningan Eco Trust and The Ceningan Island Recycling Project.

Battle Marine Plastic Debris80 percent of Bali’s jobs come from the tourism industry and the majority of visitors come to the island to appreciate the beautiful beaches and nature of this once pristine landscape. However in recent times Bali has become overwhelmed with trash. Oceans, beaches, reefs and rivers and are now consumed with waste and tourists are taking this message back to their countries and to social media.

Tourists are now choosing other cleaner destinations to visit. Bali needs to address the waste issue immediately or face losing its tourism industry and its main source of income. Rectifying the waste problem in Bali must now be of the highest significance to protect the tourism industry and safeguard jobs.

Project AWARE Dive Against Debris

Our ocean is under siege. More than 250 million tons of plastic are estimated to make its way into our ocean by 2025. Everyday trash is entering the sea at an alarming rate. Learn how Project AWARE community of divers fights back against the onslaught of trash.

The Ugly Journey of our Trash

How can you help?

There are many cleanup and environmental programs in Bali and its surrounding provinces aimed to keep the islands clean and our ocean free of marine debris. If you wish to take on an active role in keeping your community and ocean clean you can sign up to join a beach cleanup with Trash Hero, follow Project AWARE‘s actions and keep up-to-date on global initiatives and other protection and concervation projects.

Indonesia is the PADI Vacation Spotlight

Indonesia is the PADI Vacation Spotlight for the month of January in 2017. Did you know that Indonesia is an epicentre of biodiversity, hosting a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on earth?

The South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean converge here on the world’s largest archipelago of more than 18,000 islands.

Thriving off Indonesia’s coastline are more than 600 coral and 3000 fish species.

The scuba diving is nothing short of outstanding. There’s exhilarating drift diving, extensive reef diving, fantastic night diving, unique muck diving and breathtaking steep walls.

Bali is a hot spot for giant sunfish and manta rays encounters. Nusa Penida features some stunning drop-offs and slopes covered with a rich coral reef and vibrant, diversified marine life.

With more dive sites yet to be discovered, Indonesia has something for divers of all levels.

Bali Diving Information

Visibility – Depending on the area and time of year, you may be able to see 6 metres/20 feet to more than 50 metres/160 feet.

Water Temperature – Temperatures range from 20-28°C/71-85°F throughout the year, depending upon the dive site and island.

Weather – Indonesia is tropical with a consistently warm, humid climate. Air temperatures range from 23-30°C/73-86°F in coastal areas throughout the year. The dry season runs from June to October while December and January can be very wet during the monsoon season.

Featured Creatures – More than 3500 marine species live in Indonesian waters. From pygmy seahorses and schooling hammerhead sharks to manta rays and sunfish (mola mola), the marine animals are spectacular. Octopus, moray eels, cuttlefish, turtles, sharks, jackfish, dolphins, emperor angelfish, groupers, goatfish, sweetlips, frogfish, pipefish, lionfish, scorpion fish and leaf fish abound. Invertebrates also flourish here as well as sea fans, sponges, soft corals, feather stars, hard corals, hydroids, whip corals and colorful nudibranchs.

Recommended Training – Take the PADI Deep Diver and Drift Diver courses to be prepared to explore seamounts and pinnacles, and deal with the currents around them. The AWARE – Fish Identification course is a must to appreciate the diversity on the reefs.

Travel Info

Note – Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to security, entry and exit requirements, health conditions, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate. Regardless of your destination, check your local travel advisory board or department for travel advice about that location when planning your trip and again shortly before you leave.

Language – Bahasa Indonesia is the official language, however, more than 700 indigenous languages are spoken throughout Indonesia.

Currency – Indonesian Rupiah. Credit cards are accepted at our resort (+3%), but not commonly accepted in more remote areas.

Major Airports – Entry into the country will most likely be through one of these airports – Bali’s Denpasar Airport, Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport or Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Borneo’s Sepinggan International Airport  or Sumatra’s Polonia International Airport.

Electricity – 220 volts, 50 Hz. Internet is available in larger cities.

Topside Attractions – Indonesia is such a spread out country, you’ll find different attractions in each area. You can white water raft in Sulawesi, West Java and Sumatra. Surf in Bali. Visit Komodo National Park to see Komodo Dragons. Trek through the jungle or explore ancient temples. Stop by Jakarta’s Central Museum to see the extensive collection of artifacts showcasing the region’s art, culture and history.

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Diving Nusa Penida, Bali with Ceningan Divers

Often called the “Sister Islands” of Bali: Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Penida offer world-class diving. Part of the Coral Triangle and the Nusa Penida marine protected area, these 3 islands located 20 kilometres east of Bali are a must see destination for any dive enthusiasts.

Welcome to Nusa Paradise where you will find colourful reefs populated by various species of tropical fish. The conditions here are suitable for divers of all levels. Whether you are a new or an experienced diver, you will find a variety of conditions and sites to meet you needs, learning goals or desire for adventure.

Come Dive Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Penida with our experienced team!

Indonesia is the PADI Vacation Spotlight - Nusa Penida

The area is best knows for being one of the few locations in the world to see Mola Mola (Oceanic Sunfish), we also have a healthy population of Manta rays, and hundreds of tropic fish species as well as a diversity of very healthy coral.

Average visibility range from 15 to 30 meters, dive site depth range up to 40 meters. Water temperature can drop to low 20s during the month of July to October, which is the best time to see the Sunfish.

Indonesia is the PADI Vacation Spotlight - Mola Sunfish

Mola Mola (Sunfish)

Nusa Penida, Bali Dive Packages

To celebrate PADI Indonesia vacation spotlight, Book your “Dive and Stay Package” and receive 10% discount when reserve and paid in full by January 31st 2017. Valid on all packages for upcoming travel between February 1st 2017 and July 1st 2017.

Nusa Penida Experience Package > 5 Days, 4 Nights - Starting from $599

Diving:$599 USD  per person (buddy team) /$749 USD  (Solo diver)
Non diving companion: $299 USD (based on double occupancy)

Our 5 Days 4 Nights Nusa Penida Experience Package features the best dive sites around Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Penida. You will experience a variety of sites and conditions, dive with Mantas, Mola Mola (when in season), drift over colourful reef, and swim along walls.

What’s included in these Lembongan Dive Packages:

  • Transfer from DPS airport or your hotel in south Bali to the beach/harbour for speed boat transfer
  • Speed Boat Transfer to and from Bali and our Resort
  • Welcome Drink and Orientation
  • 4 nights stay in our Deluxe King Bungalow
  • 4 Standard breakfasts
  • 3 Lunch boxes or menu options at our restaurant
  • 4 Dinners (options from our daily special board at our restaurant)
  • Unlimited water, tea and coffee
  • 6 dives: 2 dives per day (include tanks, weights, and guide fees (or snorkeling gear))
  • 1 Free use of our SUP
  • Free WIFI access
  • Free use of our board games in our lounge

* Excludes soft drinks, alcohol and tips.
* Additional 3rd dive in the afternoon 600,000Rp each
* Price is not including 130,000Rp Fuel Surcharge for dive trips to Manta Point or Karang Sari.
* 15L tanks available for 65,000Rp per dive.

Sample Schedule

Day 1 – Transfer from Bali to Nusa Ceningan, welcome drink and orientation, dinner, settle in your bungalow. (if you are transferring to the island on the morning boat, there may be a possibility to dive in the afternoon depending on tide and conditions)
Day 2 – Breakfast, 2 dives (time depending on tide and conditions), lunch, dinner
Day 3 – Breakfast, 2 dives (time depending on tide and conditions), lunch, dinner
Day 4 – Breakfast, 2 dives (time depending on tide and conditions), lunch, dinner
Day 5 – Breakfast, check out, transfer back to Bali. (if you are transferring back to Bali on the afternoon boat, there may be a possibility to dive in the morning depending on tide and conditions)

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Nusa Penida Explorer Package > 7 Days, 6 Nights - Starting from $899

Diving: $899 USD  per person (buddy team) / $1099 USD  (Solo diver)
Non diving companion: $399 USD  (based on double occupancy)

Our 7 Days 6 Nights Nusa Penida Explorer Package features our favourite dive sites around Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Penida. You will experience a variety of sites and conditions, dive with Mantas, Mola Mola (when in season), drift over colourful reef, and swim along walls.

What’s included in these Lembongan Dive Packages:

  • Transfer from DPS airport or your hotel in south Bali to the beach/harbour for speed boat transfer
  • Speed Boat Transfer to and from Bali and our Resort
  • Welcome Drink and Orientation
  • 6 nights stay in our Deluxe King Bungalow
  • 6 Standard breakfasts
  • 5 Lunch boxes or menu options at our restaurant
  • 6 Dinners (options from our daily special board at our restaurant)
  • Unlimited water, tea and coffee
  • 10 dives: 2 dives per day (include tanks, weights, and guide fees (or snorkeling gear))
  • 2 Free use of our SUP
  • Free WIFI access
  • Free use of our board games in our lounge

* Excludes soft drinks, alcohol and tips.
* Additional 3rd dive in the afternoon 600,000Rp each 
* Price is not including 130,000Rp Fuel Surcharge for dive trips to Manta Point or Karang Sari.
* 15L tanks available for 65,000Rp per dive.

Sample Schedule

Day 1 – Transfer from Bali to Nusa Ceningan, welcome drink and orientation, dinner, settle in your bungalow. (if you are transferring to the island on the morning boat, there may be a possibility to dive in the afternoon depending on tide and conditions)
Day 2 – Breakfast, 2 dives (time depending on tide and conditions), lunch, dinner
Day 3 – Breakfast, 2 dives (time depending on tide and conditions), lunch, dinner
Day 4 – Breakfast, 2 dives (time depending on tide and conditions), lunch, dinner
Day 5 – Breakfast, 2 dives (time depending on tide and conditions), lunch, dinner
Day 6 – Breakfast, 2 dives (time depending on tide and conditions), lunch, dinner
Day 7 – Breakfast, check out, transfer back to Bali. (if you are transferring back to Bali on the afternoon boat, there may be a possibility to dive in the morning depending on tide and conditions)

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NEW Solo Adventurer Package > 4 Days 3 Nights - Only $399

Price $399 per person

Enjoy 4 Days 3 Nights in Nusa Ceningan with our new Solo Adventurer Package featuring some of the best dive sites around Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Penida. You will experience a variety of sites and conditions, dive with Mantas, Mola Mola (when in season), drift over colourful reef, and swim along walls.

What’s included in these Lembongan Dive Packages:

  • Return transfer from DPS airport or your hostel in south Bali to the beach/harbour for speed boat transfer
  • Return Speed Boat Transfer from Bali and our Resort
  • Welcome Drink and Orientation
  • 3 nights stay in our mixed 4 person dormitory
  • 3 Standard breakfasts
  • Unlimited water, tea and coffee
  • 6 dives: 2 dives per day (includes equipment, tanks, weights, and guide fees)
  • Free use of our SUP
  • Free WIFI access
  • Free use of our board games in our lounge

* Excludes lunches, dinners, soft drinks, alcohol and tips.
* Additional dorm night 200,000Rp
* Upgrade to a Deluxe Bungalow for 500,000Rp per night
* Additional 3rd dive in the afternoon 600,000Rp each (Includes lunch)
* Price is not including 130,000Rp Fuel Surcharge for dive trips to Manta Point or Karang Sari.
* 15L tanks available for 65,000Rp per dive.

Sample Schedule

Day 1 – Transfer from Bali to Nusa Ceningan on 10am boat, welcome drink and orientation, dinner, settle in the dorm.
Day 2 – Breakfast, 2 morning dives, OPTIONAL afternoon dive. (time and location depending on tide and conditions).
Day 3 – Breakfast, 2 morning dives, OPTIONAL afternoon dive. (time and location depending on tide and conditions).
Day 4 – Breakfast, check out, 2 morning dives. (time and location depending on tide and conditions), transfer to Bali on 3pm boat.

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Marine Life Photo Contest – Ceningan Divers

By / 28th September, 2016 / Contest, PADI / No Comments

Ceningan Divers is hosting a Marine Life Photo Contest from October 30th 2016 to December 30th 2016.

Marine Life Photo Contest Submissions:

Send us your favourite Marine Life Pictures in High Resolution format (200-300dpi, 3-5Mb) by email to contest@ceningandivers.com by no later than December 30th 2016.

**You can submit multiple entries and more than one picture per entry.**

Marine Life Photo Contest Contest Rules:

You can submit pictures of Sharks, Whales, Nudi Branch, Mola Mola (Sunfish), Manta Rays, Turtles, tropical fishes, etc. (The pictures must have been taken around Bali, Indonesia.)

You are allowed to use filters, edit, photoshop or augment the images as long as the picture is featuring a local marine life in its natural environment

Please include the image meta data + when was it taken, where, what depth, and camera use.

Our management team will select the best images from your submission by December 30th 2016.

Winners will be notified by email on January 15th 2017.

Marine Life Photo Contest

Marine Life Photo Contest Prizes:

Ceningan Divers will be giving away 6 Ceningan Divers Hoodies, 6 Ceningan Divers Rash Guards, 6 vouchers for Nusa Penida Dive trips, 1 PADI Open Water Diver Course, PLUS one “Early Bird” special prize. (One All Inclusives “Dive and Stay Package” special draw available only to people who submitted images between October 30th and November 30th).

**it is possible for one person to win more than one prize if they submitted more than one picture or entry.**

Total Values of prizes is $2500USD

Disclosure: By submitting your images to our Marine Life Photo Contest you give Ceningan Divers and Ceningan Resort the permission to use the images for our upcoming 2017 Special Projects (Which will include both online and offline campaigns). The projects will be created and release under Creative Commons Share Alike Non-Commercial Licence.

For more questions, please feel free to contact us today.

PADI Women’s Dive Day 2016

By / 27th May, 2016 / Diving, PADI, Women Dive Day / No Comments

Join us for the second annual PADI Women’s Dive Day on Saturday, 16 July 2016.

The inaugural 2015 PADI Women’s Dive Day was a historic day for diving. In just its first year, PADI Dive Centers and Resorts hosted more than 335 events in 65 countries on all seven continents. As a result, PADI female certifications increased noticeably in 2015, narrowing the gender gap by more than one percent over 2014, the largest year-over-year change in the past decade.

Women Dive Day 2015

This was possible thanks to the enthusiasm and participation from PADI Members around the world who got behind this new initiative. Let’s do it again, only bigger. More new divers. More ambassadors for the underwater world.

 

Participate in PADI Women’s Dive Day 2016 to strengthen and grow the female diver community, attract new women to the sports of scuba diving and freediving, and motivate existing female divers to get back in the water and continue their dive training.

PADI Women's Dive Day

Ceningan Divers’ PADI Women’s Dive Day 2016 Special Trip

Ceningan Divers’ team is dedicated to the ongoing promotion of dive training for women. With this in mind, we created a special event for this year’s PADI Women’s Dive Day on Saturday, 16 July 2016:

Sandra and VictoriaJoin Ceningan Divers’ Directors Sandra and Victoria on two exploration dives to the north side of Nusa Penida followed by a tasty “Barbacoa and Sangria Brunch” at our resort on Nusa Ceningan.

When: Saturday July 16th 2016 @8am

Cost: 1.201.600Rp *Special Discounted Trip followed by a FREE Sangria Brunch. (Barbacoa Plater + 1 Glass of Sangria. * Pitcher of Sangria will be on Special 200,000Rp per litre). *We only have 8 spaces available for this special trip*

Non-Diving friends can try the PADI Discover Scuba Diving FREE in our Pool on July 16th 2016 (We have 4 free spot – Please book ahead).

Reserve Your Space Today!

Happy Holidays

By / 24th December, 2015 / Ceningan Resort, holidays / No Comments

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Happy Holidays

On behalf of the Ceningan Divers and Ceningan Resort team, we would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! May the New Year 2016 bring you friendship, health, happiness, love, peace, and the opportunity to travel to and dive with us in Nusa Paradise.

Thank you again for your ongoing support and helping us make 2015 a prosperous year for our team.

Best wishes,
The Ceningan Divers and Ceningan Resort management team.

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The Ugly Journey of Trash

Dive Against Debris

One of our environmental commitement at Ceningan Divers​ and Ceningan Resort​ is to eliminate the use of disposible plastic products from our operations.

Did you know that a staggering 250 million metric tons of plastic could make its way to the ocean in the next 10 years? And that as much as 70 percent of marine litter has been estimated to end up on the seabed.

How will we achive this?

With your help!

By doing dive against debris, host local clean up events, runeduational workshops to help people understand how our litter makes its way from land to sea, we hope we can become part of the solution and not the cause of the problem.

Together, we can help by saying “no to plastic bags”, by using refillable bottle for our drinking water, and by eliminating the use of disposable plastic items from our daily consumption.

You can learn more about this initiative from Project AWARE.

Watch and Share the Ugly Journey of Our Trash.

Help by educating your community, friends and colleagues on how our rubbish becomes the ocean’s problem.

 

The Ugly Journey of Trash

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#UglyJourneyofTrash #conservation #ProjectAWARE​ #PADI​

Contact us for more information or/and to help us with our conservation efforts

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PADI Business Academy Bali 2015

Smart Marketing = Increased Customer Satisfaction

Last week, Ark, Sandra and myself attended the PADI Business Academy in Sanur, Bali.

What is the Business Academy?

The Business Academy introduced attendees to numerous updates covering email marketing tactics, social media developments, PADI’s eLearning and ScubaEarth potential, search engine optimisation, data mining and effective pricing and sales strategies.

Through hands-on workshop participants explore the latest business techniques and walk away from the two-day program armed with tools to implement strategies most valuable to their business. After the Business Academy, PADI  follow up with the various dive shops, conducting marketing consultation, ensuring they get maximum success from the program.

Refreshing Approach and Updated Content

PADI Business Academy Bali 2015

Ceningan Divers’ Team at the Bali PADI Business Academy

Having completed the program 3 years, I was unsure about what to expect. However I was pleasently surprise to discover PADI had completely refreshed their 2 days curriculum. It was good for our team to work through the workshops and improve our marketing strategies. Over the two days, we managed to setup the core assets we needed to put in place to effectively promote our brand through social media and online advertizing.

The diving industry has somewhat been slow to embrace the power of the internet and digital media, it’s amazing to see how things have change for the best for both PADI and its retail members over the last decade.

The mentoring team was very helpful and shared with us proven concepts. Brandon managed to show me a couple of new features within Google Adwords which made my day! Whether you are an experienced marketeer or a newcommer to digital media marketing, the Business Academy is time and money well spent!

Business academy 2015

Overall more than 25 dive operators participated in this 3rd edition of the Bali Business Academy. If you have not yet had a chance to attend the PADI Business Academy, I would highly recommend it. The next Bali workshops will be held later this year in October (Check with PADI for offical dates and infomation).

For more information or to book your dive, contact us today!

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Dive Careers – Eleven Reasons to GoPRO

Many people who meet divemasters or instructors during their dive travels comment about how they envy the lifestyle, work and freedom. The truth is, life can be pretty amazing when you leave the hard-pressed realities of urban living behind to explore new and exotic destinations.

Rewarding Dive Careers

Becoming a professional diver is a very rewarding career for many reasons. For starters, you get to work closely with people from all over the world and see your students and clients progress and improve their diving skills. You enable change in people and empower them. And in many ways, being a dive professional can help you improve yourself, too, through the interactions you have with the people you work with and meet on a daily basis.

However not everyone who takes the GoPRO Challenge to becomes a professional diver does so with the intent of building a career in the diving industry.

So why would anyone want to spend their time and money to become a PADI Divemaster or professional diver if they’re not aiming to make money or build a career with the newly acquired skills? Read on to find out…

Dive Careers PADI Divemaster

Dive Careers – Eleven Reasons to GoPRO

1) Improve your dive skills

The best way to improve your own dive skills is to practice what you learn. If you are in a position to dive every day or on a regular basis, your core abilities will improve very quickly. For starters, your buoyancy control will get better and you’ll reduce the amount of weight you need to use while diving. Your breathing will become more regular, thereby reducing your air consumption. And you’ll be more comfortable diving in various conditions and situations. Whether or not you decide to work as a professional diver, this is knowledge you’ll retain for the rest of your life and the experience will benefit you on future dives.

2) Build self-confidence

Self-confidence comes from being comfortable with yourself and in your powers and abilities. GoPRO internships help all of us build self-confidence by gaining a broader understanding of dive theory, practical applications and the equipment used in scuba diving. You will become more comfortable in dealing with your own areas of insecurity, better at working with people and better at dealing with new situations and challenges. Everyone can use more self-confidence, and this personal development will help you in the future when you meet new people, face new situations or go for job interviews. However you look at it, it’s a win-win situation!

3) Gain leadership skills

PADI’s Divemaster program focuses on leadership development. Candidates are required to work closely with instructors and students while learning how to become role models as divers and mastering dive skills and dive knowledge. You take part in scenarios and training that test your ability to lead and guide others. You learn how to handle stress and deal with difficult situations in the event of emergencies. Other divers and your peers look up to you and you become part of their experience as they seek your advice on dive-related issues. Gaining stronger leadership skills is something that will open new doors for you. Whether at work or in school, we are constantly placed in situations where we need to lead others. And learning about different leadership techniques is something that will allow you to define your own leadership style.

4) Learn from professional mentors

During your Divemaster internship, you’ll work with experienced dive instructors, business owners and industry professionals. These folks are committed to excellence and teaching others. Working in an industry that makes education one of its primary focuses, dive professionals dedicate their lives to improving their own skills and helping others around them do the same. By taking part in the GoPRO challenge, you will work closely with your instructor or instructors as they help you master your skills while sharing their particular expertise. The mentorship program is something that will benefit you for the rest of your life – and hopefully during the process you’ll also learn how to become a mentor yourself.

5) Acquire a deeper understanding of marine environments and ecosystems

One of the core elements of the Divemaster program is to teach candidates to respect and help preserve our Ocean Planet. You will learn about the ocean, currents, coral reef formation, marine life and the impact on this fragile ecosystem. By gaining a better understanding of your dive environment you will become a better diver as well as improve your guiding skills and teaching style. You’ll gain a new awareness and become an ambassador for the ocean while championing sustainable diving practices and sharing your knowledge with others.

6) Broaden your knowledge of dive equipment and dive theory

The PADI Divemaster program is divided into nine knowledge-development sections. Some of the topics you’ll cover include the duties of a divemaster, leadership, skills and environment, physics, physiology, Recreational Dive Planner and equipment. During your internship and through self-learning exercises and presentations, you will master the knowledge and theory behind what makes diving possible and how our bodies are affected by pressure. You will also service dive equipment and understand how everything works.

7) Meet new people

One of the great things about being a professional diver is the constant influx of people you meet. You will make friends from all walks of life and from all over the world. And it’s up to you to decide how these budding friendships will develop. One thing’s for sure, however – over the years, you will meet some extraordinary people, many of whom will play crucial roles in defining who you become. The network that you’ll build with other peers and your guests will become a valuable tool for your future success.

8) Discover new cultures and learn new languages

There is no better way to travel the world and learn new cultures and languages than by teaching scuba diving. Water covers over 70 percent of our planet, and the demand for experienced dive instructors is increasing. If you have an interest in traveling, are interested in cultural discoveries or possess a knack for languages, diving is a great way to satiate your goals. Whether you decide to go dive where nobody else has gone before or you head to a well-known dive destination, the adventure is endless and you are the one who decides where your journey takes you.

9) Join the Tribe

In case none of the above reasons has sparked your interest, here’s a perk that should do the trick: PADI Divemasters receive exclusive deals and discounts on dive equipment and dive trips. We all know diving can be expensive. And as a professional diver, you’ll get discounts on dive equipment, dive trips and other special offers. Some dive operations will offer you up to 25 percent off their dive trips if you are a divemaster and traveling with your own equipment. As a member of the PADI society, you’ll receive member updates, special offers and the Undersea Journal, a quarterly publication. You will also have access to the “Pro” section on the PADI website with job listings and other opportunities.

10) Make a positive impact

As a professional diver, you will have the ability to make a positive impact on other people and the world. You’ll help turn fear into courage, hesitation into confidence and make dreams a reality. People will look up to you and seek your advice on which dive locations to visit and which dive equipment to purchase. You will see your students grow and improve. And who knows, you may even have the pleasure of witnessing one of your students ask his girlfriend to marry him while on the last open water dive of their course… Whatever happens, one thing’s for sure – you will impact lives!

11) Gain the skills and knowledge needed to start your own business

When this article was written 2 years ago, it was always part of our plan to one day open our own dive resort and operate our own business, following our own ideas and values. Going PRO gives you the ability to work with amazing mentors and peers who are passionate about the industry, ocean conservation, and business development. Realizing your own dream to own and operate a dive resort is an amazing goal. One you can achieve with hard work. Taking on the GoPRO challange will give you the skills and tools you need to turn your dream into reality.

PADI Divemaster Course Requirements

The PADI Divemaster course is open to anyone 18 years old and up. Prior to starting, you need to be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and have completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care within the past 24 months. Candidates are required to have at least 40 logged dives prior to beginning the program and must be fit for diving.

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Article Reposted by the Author

Robert Scales wrote this original article in 2013 while working at Bali Crystal Divers and consulting for Scuba Diver Life. Robert is a PADI Master Instructor, DSAT Tec Deep, Sidemount Instructor, and an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer. He is one of the founders and owners of Ceningan Resort. He has been a professional diver since 1997 and currently lives in Bali, Indonesia.

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