TAR Park, Kota Kinabalu: Like proud parents watching their kids graduate college, Downbelow saw recent 1 Month Professional Divemaster Intern Jan go from strength to strength to finally qualify as a fully fledged PADI Divemaster.
Jan, all the way from Norway, joined Downbelow at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island a month ago. As a CMAS Advanced Open Water Diver he had his sights firmly fixed on our PADI Go Pro program.
Over the course of the month he was on the island daily – we do, after all, dive every day.
Jan was soon knee deep in not just acquiring the knowledge and skills required to be a PADI Divemaster, but also gaining a keen insight into the ins and outs of the daily operations of a busy dive centre.
There were several large groups to take care of, plenty of Discover SCUBA Divers to watch over, and even an illegal net removal or two, all which Jan took in his stride.
We bid Jan a fond farewell, but hope to see him back soon when Jan the Divemaster wants to become Jan the Dive Instructor.