Mark is joining the Tribe

So how does it feel to finish your PADI Divemaster course with Crystal Divers? Amazing, I finished my Divemaster Friday the 12th of December. After i completed the Diver rescue in the pool with the other DMT’s, I took my 2 exams. It took a little while and while Else was correcting them I was

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Divemaster training in Nusa Penida

Heading out to Penida for some training dives! Divemaster Trainees, Ellen, Kræn and me together with Divemaster Mads Frese and IDC Staff Instructor Andre Saloranta going on a trip to Nusa Penida for some training dives. It was Perfect we all practiced on doing a Boat Briefing on what the boats name is, what the

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Divemaster Deep scenario

Nusa Penida Yesterday my fellow DMTs Kraen and Mark, Andre, Mads and I went to get down with some diving at Nusa Penida and do the deep diver scenario, snorkel guiding and Discover Local Diving. The first dive site was Manta point where we were trying out some deep diving and as the name suggests,

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Cold water diving

Why would you ever dive in the Scandinavian waters? When you can dive in tropical waters around Bali ? Getting to and from the dive site takes hours, getting in all your equipment is a hassle and when you finally get it all on you are sweating like crazy because of all the insulation. Then

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Divemaster life – living legends

Great diving experience this week! I’ve been at Crystal Divers for almost 2 months, I’m having really great time, meeting very nice and interesting people and the best scuba experience ever! At this moment I’m about to complete the Dive Master course. Part of the courses are, theory lessons which gives you the mandatory knowledge

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IDC August 2013 ~ Opening Day

Here we are at Crystal Divers and time to do another IDC. This time we have : Sabrina and Astrid from Germany, Julie and Stefano from USA, Josephine from Hong Kong, and Kiyoshi from Japan. In staff instructor side will be Rakhmat from Indonesia and Indo from Australia.  Mari, Greg, Robin and Wulan will be

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Mapping Trip

Mapping is one of the Dive Master requirement, we need to make an underwater map of one dive side in Bali. Seven of us will make one dive site map and the choice goes to TULAMBEN DROP OFF “The fantasy wall”. Minni helped us out to make a choice this time because almost all other

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DIVE MASTER COURSE

Dive master is the first pro level in diving. We already can be a guide and a teacher for refresher aka certified diver who long time didn’t dive. So they need to be refreshed about all the skills. There are some requirements to be a Dive Master: Certified as PADI AOW and Rescue Diver, 18

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Junior Coral Reef Conservation!

As far as the environment is concerned, it is never to early to start! And on this note I was lucky enough to be invited to Sanur Independent School to conduct Project Aware’s Coral Reef Conservation along with 3 of Crystal Divers Internship students Vintty, Nico and Imam. We had a great afternoon taking over

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The Self Reliant Diver

As part of my continuing education in diving, not just the gaining of experience, I decided that I would rather enjoy undertaking the Self Reliant Diver Course, a relatively new course from PADI. My aim being that once qualified, I could complete the necessary qualifying dives to undertake the instructor qualification. First let me say

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Mola-Mola. The Sunfish

Bali has its fair share of dive sites, located as it is in the Golden Triangle, where there is a spectacular array of marine life and bio-diversity. Bali has some of the best diving in the world, often featuring in the top 10 dive destinations of the world. Whether you want to dive a wreck,

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