Author Kim Molenaar

My name is Kim Ann Molenaar, I am twenty-five years old and a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer living and working in Indonesia. The underwater world has always been a massive part of my life. At the age of three my parents taught me how to snorkel in the Maldives with baby sharks and that is where my passion was ignited. I have never known a fear of the ocean and I never will, the only fears that now I possess are for the ocean and its inhabitants. As a scuba diving instructor I have devoted my life to training environmentally friendly divers who will act as ambassadors for the marine environment by demonstrating knowledge of its inhabitants and protecting the fragile coral reef systems from further damage. I believe that as divers we are responsible for educating the world about the importance of conservation for the marine environment.

A Day in the Life of an Instructor – Rainy Days and Rays

0

When you live in paradise not every day can be a perfect day. There are the good days and the bad days, sunny days and rainy days. Living in the tropics I have experienced my fair share of all kinds of days and in time I have learned a very important concept that comes with living in paradise. Weather has very little to do with a perfect day. My day started in much the same way as every day in paradise begins; I walked out onto the wooden porch of my small one bedroom bungalow to check the weather, a…

Share.

How to Choose The Right Dive Centre for You

0

Whether you are a novice diver about to embark on your first diving adventure or a diving veteran looking for a new place to pursue your passion, choosing the right dive centre is certainly the most important part of your next underwater experience. Scuba diving has become an increasingly popular activity for people from all walks of life. Whether it is a family vacation, a fun trip with friends, a romantic getaway or a solo adventure around the world, most travellers will at some point along the way be encouraged to discover scuba diving. Scuba diving could be a planned…

Share.

Day in the Life of an Instructor in Bali – The Journey Continues

0

It has been a crazy day. The wild rush of people, faces and names, fade into the background with the gentle crashing of the waves breaking on the shore. The palm trees a bending silhouette against the drooping warmth of the late afternoon sun. Once again I am overcome with disbelief; my life is truly a paradise. The afternoon dive has its own melody, so unlike the crisp freshness of the morning dive that not only awakens but invigorates the senses. It captures the sweetness of lazy Sunday afternoons meandering through the park. My briefing is short and simple, my…

Share.

Capturing Memories with Care

0

The underwater world is such a beautiful place that we, as divers, would be crazy not to want to bring back memories of our secret explorations of paradise. It is part of human nature to capture moments of true beauty, to store them, to treasure them and show them to our loved ones with pride. In the 21st century, capturing every single moment of our lives has become an integrated part of belonging to society. We take pictures of ourselves, our loved ones, our pets, the food we eat, the places we visit and the activities we engage in -…

Share.

Designing An Advanced Open Water Course To Fit Your Diving Style

0

If you have been thinking about taking your diving to the next level, then you have most likely done some research about the Advanced Open Water course. Whether you spoke to your local dive centre, enquired about the options on your last diving trip or simply ‘googled’ the course, you will have found out that the Advanced Open Water course is comprised of five adventure dives, two of which namely, the deep dive and the navigation dive, are compulsory and the other three dives are for you to choose. As a new diver the variety of options may seem overwhelming,…

Share.

A Day in The Life Of – Scuba Dive Instructing in Bali

0

Today I realised how beautiful my life really is. I woke up and took a refreshingly cold shower. I got dressed: a bikini, a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. I put my long blond hair up into a high ponytail, grabbed my back-pack and headed out the door. The early morning air was already heating up with the fresh green smells of the jungle, yet the fresh salty winds blowing off the sea kept me cool as I walked along the sandy path to work. Mount Angun rose up out of the clouds in the east and the sky…

Share.