The adventure of a Kon-Tiki trainee – part 2

Monday- Today was my first day on the small boat who we call Ing-Marie, this time a family from Austria had rented the boat privately. It was I who took care of the snorkelers but they knew what they were doing, so it was mostly just to swim down and show them a couple of fishes that they were curious about.

Tuesday- The snorkeling guiding course has now started. We did some studying in the classroom the first day, but mostly oral presentations and practicing briefings.

Wednesday- Sheraton was my place this day. I worked with Mauro at the hotel and helped some Asians who wanted to try some diving in the pool; I think they really enjoyed it!

Thursday- Today has been really tough! All the equipment and associates were in need of new price tags, so I went around our shop and checked if everything had the right price and the tag had the right look.

Friday was my long wanted day off but same as last time, I did not have enough energy to do anything, just took it slow at the beach and went to the shop to check so everything was ok for upcoming week.

Saturday- This day was the day I have been waiting for since I got here, my first day of the Open Water course. It was just as amazing as I thought it would be. The pool was truly funny

Sunday- The adventure continues, second day of my Open Water course´, still totally awesome! Our teacher knows what he is doing and the pool, one of the best things I ever done.

Monday- Today me and my friends; Nikko, Ida and Jessica finished our snorkeling guide course; it was basically just swimming and some rescuing. Ida did her first briefing in front of some guests and I think she did pretty well!

Tuesday-Today I went out with my OW buddies, first day at sea! I will always remember that amazing feeling when you take that very first step into the ocean and you feel bubbles all over and then, when you see everything beneath the waves. It’s just a feeling of freedom and happiness! Everything is so calm and the only thing you hear is your breath.

Wednesday- This was the very last day of the course and also the beginning of a whole new adventure through life.

Thursday-Today I just lay in my room, read some in the new diving book, (the advanced course). Not much to tell.

Friday- Did a lot of paperwork in the shop today, helped some customers with some papers for a Diving course,

Saturday- This day I Spent on the boat helping everybody in and out of the boat, I was a so called drystaff. We went out to Mosquito Island and Monkey bay snorkeling. I think most of the guests enjoyed the day totally and all of them seemed very happy at the same time as many of them were exhausted.

Sunday- Today is my day in the shop, writing on the blog, I am really happy to be inside today because it is raining cats and dogs outside. Now the staff is dropping in and we are going to listen to a guy from PADI who’s going to talk about how we can be better at our briefings and security on the boats.

Hope you all had a great week and that your upcoming week will be even better. I will write more about my experiences next week, bye for now friendly greetings

/Rasmus

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