My name is M.J. I’m the new Dive Master in Training (and aspiring Blogger) at the Dive Shop, here at Paradise Taveuni Resort. I hail from the desert of Arizona, where over the years I have filled a variety of roles from Bartender to Archaeologist. I’m a lover of reading, chips and guacamole, over dramatic TV shows, and traveling the world. Fiji is the 20th country I have had the pleasure of visiting and is easily in my top 3 favorites. Currently, my favorite marine animal(s) are Manta Rays and Fire Dartfish.
What is a Dive Master, you may be asking yourself?
Well, simply put, they are divers who specialize in guiding other divers, as well as, help instructors with courses. For a more in depth explanation, you are welcome to come and visit to find out. Haha.
Why become a DM?
My reason(s): “See the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me.” Kidding, mostly. Haha.
In a more serious note, it is a step closer to Dive Instructor, which is my final goal. I get to spend most days diving some of the most beautiful reefs in the world with some of the raddest animals and get to show other divers them, as well. And ultimately it’s one of the best ways to show people why protecting the oceans and the life that flourishes within them is important.
Over the next weeks, I’ll be (hopefully somewhat regularly) updating you not only on my progress, but on the rest of the team, cool dives, what I have deemed as Need to Know Dive/Fiji Knowledge, and anything marine that catches my fancy.
Hope you enjoy!