A PADI Pro short story – Dino from Blue Season Bali
Are you curious about becoming a PADI professional? You’ve probably already been to different areas to dive and experienced all sorts of diving! So have a lot of our interns and instructors at Blue Season Bali. In this series of blog posts, our dive professionals will tell you all about their path to professional diving, why they became a PADI Pro and where they enjoyed diving the most. We hope those stories help you choose your own path to becoming a dive professional, maybe even a PADI instructor!
Today our PADI professional Dino tells us all about his way to professional diving:
My way into diving might have been a little different to others. I first went diving back in 2011 in Padang Bai. I started diving because I have heard amazing stories about the beautiful, mysterious depth of the ocean. My cousin has married a scuba diving instructor and started his own dive center. They invited me to do an Open Water Course there and I said yes. It was as simple as that.
This invitation really changed my life. Since the first jump into the water I knew that this was the thing I would want to do for the rest of my life. Back then I wasn’t sure if I just wanted to dive as a hobby or to go into the professional diving direction. Until 2016 I’ve only been fun diving, but then I made up my mind. I am not a person who is made to work in the office all day long. Diving just gave me so many new opportunities. I got all the certifications I needed to start a professional diving career and found the right spot to work at with Blue Season Bali.
I’ve dived in Komodo and Bali. You cannot not love to dive across Indonesia. Here we’ve got the most beautiful coral reefs of the world. In addition to this, Bali is more than just a great place to go diving, it also is my home.
I can’t really put it into words what diving means to me. Diving is just something I love. Moreover I also love to introduce other people to the underwater life and to raise the awareness to protect the ocean environment and spread the message of conservation.
What does diving mean to you? What has been the reason you started to dive? Let us know all about it in the comments!