17 Jul

Diving with bats !

Last Day as a Divemaster!!

Wow how time flies here at Blue Season Bali!! It seems like only last week that I showed up wide eyed and somewhat clueless at Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar ready to take on the challenge of becoming a Divemaster. Now, only 6 weeks later, I’m not only a fully certified PADI Divemaster, but I’m starting my 28 day Instructor Development Course (IDC) tomorrow! The course is going to be challenging to say the least (did someone say physics??) but I’m sure it will also be tons of fun. Lucky for me the course this month is small with only me and one other student so there will be lots of opportunity to get help and have one on one instructional/ extra tutoring time (once again, did someone say physics??)

On my last day of diving before being shifted into the VIP IDC classroom I was lucky enough to sneak into the last open spot on the boat to Nusa Penida for some fun diving. It was an amazing day under the expert guidance of local dive guides Wayan and Aang. We spent our first dive at Manta B in the company of black and white mantas, our second dive in the beautiful reef of Crystal Bay checking out scorpion fish, nudibranchs, schools of sweetlips and surgeonfish and our final dive at the seldom visited, somewhat secret “Bat Cave” where, after a short swim up a dark tunnel, we surfaced into a large open air cave full of bats!! It was truly amazing. I’ve never done a real cave dive before so it was a special treat for my final day. We were really lucky having Wayan and Aang along to show us Bali’s hidden treasures. Really, how many people can say they’ve dived with bats?

So now it’s time to step into the next phase of my journey here at Blue Season Bali.  From Rescue Diver to Divemaster and now to instructor (in training) I’ll be sure to post all about my adventures on the IDC so stay tuned and check back often to see what I’m up to.

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DMT Pego in the “Bat Cave” at Crystal Bay.

Are you curious as what is the IDC (Instructor Development Course) Joe is going to take? read it ahead on our PADI IDC page.

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