Hi guys, my name is Emma and this is my personal story about how scuba diving and becoming a PADI Divemaster changed my life.
The first time scuba diving
I still remember the first time I went scuba diving like it was yesterday. How it felt to be able to breath underwater, how relaxed my body was and how good it felt. Like it was the most natural thing in the world to do! I remember the moment when I felt for the first time completely weightless. The first time I was able to control my position in the water by only using my lungs and breath normal. In that exact moment I fell in love with diving. In that moment I also realized that diving is something that I cannot live without. That I had to find a way to make this a part of my life.
From scuba diving to Divemaster
From that moment I spend all the time I could diving and hoping to become a PADI Divemaster. No matter where I was, what I was doing the thing I craved the most was diving. The times I was not diving I would make my friends crazy talking about diving, fish and fish hand signals. And I can tell you for sure that my friends all know the signals for boxfis, angelfish and turtle among a whole bunch of other signals including the signal for “AWESOME”! Anyway, just a few months and a hundred dives later I am through my Divemaster course. Just as and actually even more passionate about scuba diving. Even after months of my Divemaster training I still wake up every day before my alarm not being able to fall asleep again because I want to go diving.
My passion for diving
Especially in the beginning I could not think about anything apart from diving and the evenings and the nights could not pass by fast enough. Now I spent most of my spare time hanging out with friends I got to meet through diving which makes this experience even better. The PADI Divemaster course is just awesome! Besides the theory and practical stuff we mostly talk about diving and from that I learn a lot. It puts all the experience I get into a different perspective and makes me think of different ways of doing things. At the same time it is incredible to have someone to share your passion with. At home people just tend to be really annoyed by me because diving and traveling basically are the only things I talk about. Doing your Divemaster course is different. Here we all share the same passion and somehow it seems that most people here see life in a whole different way.
The importance of life
Like everyone else of my friends my parents taught me the importance of education and getting a good job, which I for a long time thought was the only way to live your life.
By meeting other people with whom I share my passion with, it opened my eyes in a whole new perspective of living my life. Suddenly education was not very important anymore and it was all about doing the things you love and follow your heart. Diving and my Divemaster course with Scuba Center Asia definitely changed my life and made me see my future from a whole new perspective. It showed me the opportunity to do things I never taught about before. Maybe I will go back to school one day but now it is my time to enjoy my life and do the things I am passionate about. Which is scuba diving and working as a Divemaster!