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PADI IDC students in February

Juggling it all, Instructors, babies and being me

So today, is international womens day, the celebration of pretty much all things female. This gave me a  pause for thought. Having just come off of a maniacal month of working with no break, finishing up some PADI divemaster programs, followed by a fantastically fun PADI IDC program interlaced with a bit of technical dive [...]

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Manic week thoughts after a PADI IDC

Last day of the PADI IDC today, a good wind down with the EFR instructor program. It has certainly been a challenge running a Tec 45 program and a PADI instructor program. The dive center has been super crazy busy with lots of courses coming in keeping the instructors on their toes. Whether it is [...]

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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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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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