2023 PADI Divemaster Interns

Introducing AMD-B’s 2023 Zero-to-Hero PADI Divemaster Interns

Welcome to AquaMarine Diving – Bali to our two 2023 Interns!

Everyone in AMD-B is delighted to welcome Mardia (Mar) and Abisha (Abi) into the AquaMarine Team 🙂

Our annual 11 Months Internship Programme is one way in which AMD-B ‘gives back’ to the dive community by raising the quality of Indonesian Dive Guides.

For 2023, our PADI Instructor Ketut Sumitra (Mitra) will be their Mentor; what a great start to their dive careers!

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Mardia is from Makassar, South Sulawesi; she has a degree in Aquaculture. Last year, Mar finished her coral restoration internship in Gili Air and was accepted as an exchange student at the faculty of Marine Science and Technology of Tokyo University. Her dream job is to work in marine conservation.

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Abisha is 21 years old, comes from Bogor in West Java, and has a degree in Marine Science. Abi was previously an intern at the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (TCEC) here in Bali, where he gained more knowledge about ocean and conservation. His hobbies are diving and photography.

As with all past participants in AMD-B’s annual internship: After completion, Abi and Mar might stay with AMD-B (assuming we have vacancies) or move elsewhere to share their new-found knowledge.

Previous ‘graduates’ have worked in resorts and liveaboards throughout Indonesia – from Pulau Weh in the far west, through to Wakatobi Dive Resort, Komodo National Park, and in Raja Ampat in the east; others stayed in Bali (most of them are now PADI Instructors!). Some returned to their studies; two doing so overseas.

We look forward to seeing Mar and Abi progress through the PADI courses up to Divemaster, and then gain experience with some of Indonesia’s most sought-after PADI Professional Dive Staff here at AMD-B.

The 2023 AquaMarine Diving – Bali

AMD-B is (more than!) Ready for 2023!

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I like the idea of “New year: New start!” however I am happy to confirm the AquaMarine Team will continue to follow our Business-as-Usual progress since borders reopened six month ago.

I say “business” but really, AquaMarine’s approach is far beyond money – we aim to excel, to exceed the expectations of our guests, and to promote (and show) Bali’s diving to the best of our combined abilities.

Here in the office, we have some redecorating to do, and we need to replace two minibuses we sold at the beginning of the pandemic. However AMD-B is most definitely ‘back in its stride’. Our 23 years of experience provides an immoveable foundation!

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Later this year, probably from 1st April, our prices will go up.
If you would like advance warning, please email us on Info@AquaMarineDiving.com. Alternatively, you can Subscribe to our Monthly Update (next one will be 14 February) to see details.

In the meantime: If you book and pay a deposit before 31 March, for any trip/diving up to 31 December 2023, we will give you our current prices.

We have an interesting selection of Specials Offers lined up for 2023. Some are centred around specific dates, eg: Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Earth Day, even as far as Christmas/New Year.

Also for our female guests (8 years and above) we have: International Women’s Day, and PADI Women’s Dive Day in July, There’s also ‘International Day of Families’. And ‘PADI AWARE Week’ which is 16-24 September this year – oh, and AMD-B’s 24th Birthday on 18 September 🙂

The easiest ways to get details of these is (as above) subscribe to our Monthly Updates, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and to just email us your dates!

2022 Divemaster Internship End of Programme

2022 Divemaster Internship End of Programme

A Final ‘End of Month’ Report from Dhona, AMD-B’s 2022 Zero-to-Hero PADI DM Intern:

“Officially on my last month as a Divemaster intern in AMD-B. The thing on my mind now is just to make sure I maximize every opportunity that I have. These 7 months are just amazing experience for me, like a dream come true. From my first breath underwater, I knew that I want to do scuba diving everyday. And it was not an impulsive decision for sure. I had fun. In this internship, I work everyday but I also have fun and learn a lot of things everyday. I met hundreds people, heard stories from them, shared a lot of things, did 200 dives, laughed everyday, and smiled to thousands people.

The title of this program is Divemaster internship, but I learn way more than being a Divemaster. I tried to be active and take care of other people, not only myself. I learn how to be a good dive guide, which means good for the guests and good for the environment. This internship opened my eyes that even I, just one person, can do so much for the environment by consistent little steps.

After this, I’m planning to take a few days break to explore Bali and then work as a dive guide in dive company around Bali, because I feel confident guiding a dive around Bali at the moment. But, I’m not closing any possibilities to be a dive guide outside Bali. My long term plan is just to be able to promote and raise awareness towards our environment especially the ocean, whatever the way is. I can be a dive guide that’s always reminding my guests to take part to protect the environment, or be an environmentalist, or make a research and open people’s eyes about the importance to protect the environment.”

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