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Thailand Divemaster Course - 2013
similandiver - 10/18/2013 2:25 PM
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Thailand Divemaster Course - 2013Here at Wicked Diving Thailand, We offer a 6 week Dive master Trainee program. Our first set of DMTs have been here just under a week, and have already been busy little bees. They are an integral part of our family here, and we would like to introduce them to you. Beth, Tim, and Jacob….. J

Tim is a very happy go lucky, glass is half full, bright side of the street kind of guy. He is originally from Azores, but lives in Boston at the moment and is working as a Bartender. This is his first trip to Asia, and he has come all this way to participate in our DMT program. After the course, he will be returning to Boston, and then plans on continuing travelling and exploring, with intentions of working in the dive industry one day. He came to Wicked with 30 dives and the reason he chose Wicked, was because of our Eco Friendly programs, our high emphasis on safety, and our website. He is enjoying meeting new people, gaining knowledge, and eating lots of yummy thai food. So far he is feeling very comfortable, and welcomed, and looks forward to improving his sweet underwater moves. He says of DMT mentor Julio, “ I really like his musk and chest hair” Haha. And just in case you were wondering, his favourite colour is Maroon, and favourite sea animal is the Loggerhead turtle. Cheers Tim, We’re looking forward to another great 5 weeks together.

Beth arrived with a flower in her hair, and a really sweet smile. She is from San Francisco, has vivid dreams of diving, and loves Octopus and Manta Rays. Back at home, she works as a director for an Arts summer camp. She has been a little mermaid her whole life and first learned to dive in a kelp forest, in California. She arrived in Khao Lak, with 145 dives, plenty of experience from all around the world. She will be travelling around Asia for 6 months after the course, and hopes to get some freelance dive work during her trip. What she loves most about diving is the element of surprise, and always experiencing a new adventure, Drift and Reef diving being her favourite. She was a guest with Wicked about 1 and a half years ago, and it was then that she knew she wanted to do her Dive Master course here with us. She is strongly enthusiastic and eager to get involved with our eco projects, the local community, and meeting the children from the Burmese school. She says of mentor, Julio “ I am mesmerized by his hand signals underwater. I haven’t experienced his musk yet, but he is very passionate, excited, and extremely knowledgeable.” It is an absolute pleasure having you here Beth, Thank you!!! :)

Jacob is a laid back funny guy from New Zealand. He is an avid adventurer and traveller with Rock Climbing and Scuba Diving being his 2 favourite sports. Jacob lives and works in Australia as an engineer, and has a 3 month travel plan in Asia. His favourite dive site in the world is Barracuda Point, in Sipidan, Borneo, and I cannot blame him! He likes to see the BIG things underwater, and really hopes to see a Manta Ray during his stay here with us. ( I’ve put in a call to the Manta Gods, I hope they can deliver!) He arrived at Wicked with 25 dives, and an eagerness to learn! He’s loving the food, and Chang beer here in Khao Lak, He is really looking forward to getting involved in our Artificial Reef project, and would like to get his hands on an aquamarine sub, to do some super exploring. He says of Julio, DMT mentor “ His mask is really small, and he’s got a sweet agenda.” Nice one. It’s great to have you here with us Jacob, keep the good times rolling…

At the moment these guys are in the pool, practicing the 20 open water dive skills. I’m sure we will have plenty to talk about when they return, as well as a few laughs to share. These guys have a lot of really cool and exciting stuff in store for them, and we are looking forward to being on this journey with them. Stay tuned…

There are still DMT spaces available!!! Read more on Tripadvisor about what a recent Divemaster thinks!! If you are interested in Joining the Wicked Diving family, please contact us

-Wicked Diving Thailand