Saturday, May 4, 2013

Welcome to the team Adam

We also welcome our new Divemaster Adam. Born on the east coast of Australia, upon completing the PADI Open Water in 2002 at the age of 13, he then worked part-time from the age of 15 in a scuba service center. After 4 years with much experience but no real certifications he flew to Thailand in 2008 were he completed the A.S.S.E.T (Association of Scuba Service Engineer & Technicians) in Compressors, gas blending, regulator service, hydrostatic testing and visual inspection. For the next 5 years he worked on Koh Tao in Thailand as head of servicing and as a PADI Divemaster.

"When I was living in Australia, most of the diving I did was to catch something to eat such as scallops and clayfish. By now, I appreciate to dive just for the pleasure of enjoying the underwater world."

Friday, May 3, 2013

Welcome to the team Aaron and Matteo

Ready for the move from Koh Rong to our new shop at the sunset beach on Koh Rong Sanloen we have two new PADI instructors joining the dive shop's team.

Aaron, our new French instructor, who started diving around 6 years ago in the Forra Dive Center at Koh Lipe in Thailand. After this he traveled Asia for a while and dived in most of the sea around. He started his professional diving career 2 years ago as a PADI dive master in the Philippines.

"I'm born in front of the sea in France, and I can't leave far from it! I think i can say that I'm a son of the Big Blue. I traveled since I'm 20 years old, and the Dive Life Style became my life. I like to share my hobbies and talk of dive storys in front of the sea, on a boat with other travelers and divers! I arrived here in April, and wouahouh....! I felt in love with the Cambodian islands, the place is beautiful... Koh Rong Sanloen is a truly paradise island, we conduct interesting dives and the team is amazing. By now, Cambodia became my second home!"

Matteo, our Italian instructor started diving when he was 15 years old with his father in Turin. He did most of his dives in Italy, Sardinia, Puglia and Liguria. His fist diving trip destination was the Red Sea in 2009. Afterwards, in 2012 he became a Divemaster and started his career with PADI.

"I'm born in a place close to Turin, I have been traveling since I was 17 years old and I know many people all around the word but just this year I started to travel and did the instructor course and meet divers from many places. I arrived in Cambodia just a couple of days ago so I haven't had time to discover the undersea world of this beautiful country yet. But I'm here for this."

Awesome Graffiti

Several artists have been helping to make our old office colorful again! Here is my personal favorite, a diver rescuing a pretty girl. :)

Thanks a lot to the artist PSHE from Russia who has sprayed it in just a couple of hours!