Wednesday, September 17

Born to Dive - farwell to our newest PADI Divemaster

Over the last three months we have been delighted to have Zara here in Paradise as part of the PADI Divemaster Program. Having now completed the program and been certified as a qualified Divemaster she will head home to the U.S.A to pursue a career in one of the best industries in the world! Before she left, we sat down with Zara to find out about her experience here at Paradise.

Zara is self-confessedly 'born to dive' having first been inspired to dive by her sisters. She had always loved animals and the underwater world had fascinated her, so after completing a degree in Marine Biology, diving was the logical next step. She has now been diving for seven years and by the time she leaves Paradise will have 200 dives under her belt.

Over the last three months she has collected many memories but being on the boat with the Pro Dive Team, Maikeli, Salotte, Joeli, Christine and William, is what she will think about as she heads home. And the turtles, she will never forget seeing so many turtles. Allan, her Instructor and owner of Paradise Taveuni, is someone she will never forget, having learnt so much from him, he made becoming a Divemaster, smooth sailing,well most of the time!

Zara has learnt more than just diving here, she has also learnt to be a part of another culture, learning the language, the customs, dancing and of course the Kava drinking. Zara recalls the warm welcome she got when she first got to Paradise "it was something unexpected and now, after three months, I feel like I have a whole second family." 

Going home is bittersweet but she looks forward to eating a Dunkin’ Donut toasted bagel with cream cheese!

Zara would like to thank the Pro Dive and Paradise Taveuni teams, especially Allan and Terri.

It has been a pleasure to have Zara here in Paradise and we would like to congratulate her on becoming a qualified Divemaster and wish her the best of luck out there in the ‘Big Blue’.

If you are interested in completing your Divemaster Internship in Paradise please get in contact with us.

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