Big island of Hawaii…. you have stolen my heart

I love Hawaii

Whilst sitting at the airport, waiting for my flight to Los Angeles, I’m looking back on the magical month I got to spent on the Big Island of Hawaii. The islands of Hawaii have always been a dream of mine to visit, so when I was finally able to go to one, it was time to pick out the right one for me. Well, I picked right. The Big Island is amazing and not just for one thing in particular but especially for the diversity the island offers. The State…

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World Ocean Day & Cleaning up the beach

World Ocean Day

Today, the 8th of June, is World Ocean Day. A day where everywhere around the world people commit to cleaning up our oceans and beaches, a great initiative that is sadly very much needed. It always saddens me greatly when I see trash on the beaches or in the water during my dives. Whenever I can, I pick up the trash. Pollution is absolutely good for no one, first of all it literally kills our planet and oceans… and it makes our planet ugly. The good news is, more and more…

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My first 2 weeks of the Dive Master Internship in Costa-Rica

Dutch mermaid

Dear Dive Master Diary, it’s been a while since I last wrote a blog. The Dive Master internship has officially started and it’s been interesting and diverse. We kicked off with a full day in class, divemaster theory. There’s a fairly sized PADI Dive Master Manual that every trainee has to learn, with a lot of physics as well. So the first 10 days that I got in Playas del Coco were mostly spent studying this Dive Master manual. There’s an exam to follow up on this Dive Master Manual that…

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A mermaid struggling to clean a boat!

Rich Coast Diving's Tahonga

Well, this is a bit embarrassing, yesterday I had my first (and hopefully last) sea sickness experience. This is extra embarrassing because I grew up on a boat in Amsterdam and have spent my entire life around and on water. For those who noticed there’s a movie with this post, do not worry, there is no disgusting content on the video! 😉 The video is about boat cleaning, which directly gets me to the way I managed to get sea sick. By boat cleaning! Boat cleaning, part of the Divemaster…

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Costa-Rica, I have arrived!

Writing my Divemaster Diary

Today my Divemaster Internship has officially started! In this blog-post I’ll be writing about travelling to Costa-Rica and arriving at the intern house, where I will be spending the next couple of months. Right now I’m sitting upstairs in the dive shop of Rich Coast Diving enjoying the cool breeze of the fans. Today is my second day here in Playa Del Coco. The weather is amazing, right now it is 32 C / 90 F, the humidity is around 94%. I love it. Travelling to Costa-Rica My journey to Costa-Rica…

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Finding the perfect divemaster internship

DiveMaster Diary

In less than 2 weeks I’m flying to Costa-Rica to start my PADI Divemaster Internship. During my Divemaster Internship in Costa-Rica I’m going to at least weekly blog about the adventures I get up to during my Divemaster Internship. I’m going to do my Divemaster Internship in Playa Del Coco with Rich Coast Diving. In this blog I’m telling you all about how I found the perfect PADI divemaster internship for me and how you can find the perfect divemaster course for you. As you might have already noticed…. there…

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