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PADI IDC classes and technical training, February here we come

It's already February, can't believe it, it has gone by so quickly, wonderful diving and some great classes. I started teaching a PADI IDC on Sunday with the orientation. The PADI instructor program can be super stressful for everyone and my goal as ever is to try to keep it as chill as possible. Classes, [...]

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New years resolutions for your scuba thoughts

As the new year kicks in I cannot believe that it is already 2017. What an amazing year 2016 was, on the scuba diving side and on the personal side. The personal side even more so with my new family addition, obviously putting my scuba diving on hold for a little bit but I am [...]

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Happy Holidays from Bubbly Costa Rica

Merry christmas everyone! Or is it happy holidays? For me it is the time of christmas movie watching and eating lots of turkey (which I have to watch due to the wetsuit issue ; ) ) I have my list of christmas movies which are a mix of classics and some more obscure ones including [...]

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Next PADI IDC starts in 1 week, what can you do to prepare ?

So you have finally signed up for your PADI IDC scuba instructor program and the nerves are starting to kick in. Duh, duh duuuuhhhhh!!! Yes, it is nerve wracking to be thinking about your PADI scuba instructor program, it is a big step especially with the exams at the end, knowing you will be adjudicated [...]

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New season, new thoughts and some stretchy neoprene

The dive season here in Costa Rica has begun and it's great to be back. After a hiatus to sunny old England (I am not being sarcastic this time it really was lovely!) I am back in Costa Rica ready to teach again, with some eager new interns ready to get underway with their training [...]

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Scuba Diving Internships – Yes or no?

Internships...yes or no? Now I am an advocate for internships in the scuba diving industry, BUT, and this is a BIG but, if they are done the right way. There are always some very vocal advocates on diving forums and boards about the bad sides of it and yes, there are internships out there where [...]

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Can I get a job in the Scuba Diving Industry? – Things to think about

I get applications for scuba diving instructor positions on a weekly basis, and as someone who isn't even advertising a position, it can baffle me a little sometimes. As much as possible I want to help new people get a foot hold into the dive industry but very much one of the only things I feel [...]

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New Social Media Internship positions for the new season

With the 2016/17 season fast approaching and the launch of some great additions to the professional and conservation dive programs in Costa Rica there is much to be done. As of now, I am actively looking for some great interns to join the team at Go Pro Costa Rica and Oceans Unlimited. What I am [...]

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