Fears Conquered

Robbie doing a great job as Divemaster Trainee

Robbie doing a great job as Divemaster Trainee

When I first met Robbie I liked him immediately. Here was a guy who had gone through a traumatic experience which had left him with a fear of deep water. I have the greatest respect for people who attempt to conquer their fears head on and Robbie was determined to beat his fear of deep water by taking his Padi Open Water Scuba license.I liken this to those who beat a fear of heights by doing a bungee jump or sky dive and find their bravery incredible. Robbie had attempted his Open Water certificate in Australia but could not finish it for a couple of reasons and came to DJL a little nervous. My boss, Tim, asked me to finish course one on one so he would have my undivided attention. He was a pleasure to teach. After successfully completing his Open Water with flying colors, Robbie decided to take his Advanced course as he was still a little nervous in the water. We started this a couple of days later and it now appears like he has been doing it for years. In fact, he enjoyed it so much, Robbie is now doing his professional Divemaster qualification at DJL and has already assisted myself and a few other Instructors in various courses and alongwith being a great help, is on his way to becoming a top class Divemaster! Well Done Robbie and keep up the good work!

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