A PADI Pro short story – Jenny 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 PADI 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 Instructor Jenny tells us all about her experiences as a PADI Pro:
The first time I went diving was life changing for me already. It was back in 2014 and I did my Open Water Course in Egypt. Ever since I’ve entered the water equipped with scuba gear I was addicted! I couldn’t stop thinking about diving and how free I felt flying through the ocean while seeing the beautiful species down there. So of course when I got back home to Germany I finished my Advanced Open Water Course and the Rescue Diver.
I kind of knew I wanted to become a PADI Pro from the beginning. Now, the diving in Germany compared to the diving in Egypt was… different. I did the Advanced Open Water Diver and the Rescue Diver in a lake near Hannover. I can tell you the lakes’ visibility was bad and it was 8°C cold. This was why I did those courses in a dry suit. Still, diving meant so much to me already even though I felt I just started my path to becoming a PADI Pro! But I couldn’t stop. Right after my Rescue Course I started my Divemaster in Germany and I finally finished it with Blue Season Bali.
During my first weeks here I got to know Bali’s amazing dive sites and I fell in love with the people that surrounded me. This life was so much different from the one I was living in Germany. Back home I would have an office job, calling people and organizing things around the whole day. Here in Bali I found out about my true passion and I didn’t want to stop my PADI Pro career! So I went on with the Instructor Development Course with Blue Season Bali and after doing the MSDT with another dive centre I came back for a real PADI Pro dive job! What a milestone and what an awesome feeling to finally be able to teach others about my passion: Diving. It is so quiet – the opportunity to dive into a whole new world. And while diving into it you’ll feel like you’re flying! I’m so happy I became a PADI Pro! You’ll never regret changing your life that way!
What about you? Did you ever think about becoming a PADI Pro or did you already start your Divemaster or IDC? Let us know all about it in the comments!