Correct, right, just, spot on, dead on, bang on, bob on, yes my son! Just a few ways to describe Blue Season Bali’s decision if they pick me for the Best Dive Job in the World!
I’ve entered a life-changing competition run by dive centre Blue Season Bali to train as a PADI instructor for 7 months on the paradise island of Bali – and it’s down to you lovelies to help me win!
You can watch my video entry here:
All you have to do is click on the number of comments next to my name and scroll down to the bottom where it says ‘Leave a Comment’.
If you don’t have a WordPress account, it only takes 30 seconds to register! And just think, you’d be doing a good deed for the day. It is Christmas after all…
So why do I want to wave goodbye to good ol’ Blighty’s shores for 7 months to live and dive in Bali? This is the perfect cue for strings and a sob story, but my life isn’t the X Factor so I will tell you straight and honestly (if you don’t get the X Factor where you live, it’s a popular televised singing contest and regularly features emotional music when candidates cry through their reasons for wanting to win… They’re generally something along the lines of doing it for their cat, who lost a leg in a lawnmower accident).
I want to change my life and become a PADI instructor with Blue Season Bali because I have an adventurous spirit that is just bursting to soak up the world. It’s not right keeping me cooped up in an office like a battery hen. I need to be out there, discovering, exploring, making a difference. And what better way is there to do that than bring the unrivalled joy and exhilaration of diving to others?
For new visitors to the site, my dive love story began in Bali… actually. Being unqualified at that point, we couldn’t go deeper than 12m, but who cared? I saw so much life at 5m and kept looking at my boyfriend with huge happy eyes. I knew then that I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. On surfacing the instructor said: “You’re a fish. You belong in the water.” I know!
My dedication to diving and adventure shines through because of my determination and dogged-mindedness. Diving is an expensive sport/hobby/passion/reason for getting out of bed, no doubt about it. But where there’s a will there’s a way: I provided video content for the lovely gang at Diving Leisure Leeds in exchange for my AOW qualification. They are such a top bunch for giving me the opportunity to do what I love – and I could do the same for Blue Season Bali. I’ll bring the pzazz and the punch – they can bring the ocean and the diving know-how!
I already blog and write about diving on my site The Adventure Girl’s Guide. I dedicate a lot of column inches to diving – both the exciting experiences and the more challenging ones, like when I found getting used to a dry suit really tough! I share my articles through social media like Facebook, Twitter and diving forums. Divers love a good debate and putting in their two pennies’ worth I’ve found, so it’s been a real joy to be part of it. In the few months since I started it, I’ve interviewed big names in diving like marine scientist Dr Andrea Marshall and diving TV personality Paul Rose. This shows my passion and respect for both diving and our waters – and just how much I want to make my life all about adventure.
I hope I’ve convinced you I’m the girl for the job, so please….
Send Karli to Bali!