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I did my Open Water Course in Feb 2007 and came to Coral Divers with my family in June to do my first ocean dives. The Divemaster on our dives told me about the CDC program and it sounded very interesting. I was unsure of what to study and decided to take a gap year and becoming a diving instructor seemed like an excellent idea. In February 2009 I started the CDC course. In May I did my Divemasters and moved directly onto my Instructors because of my previous dive experiences. By the end of June I was a qualified PADI Instructor. I was asked to work as a beach controller and also to do some office work where I learned how to process PIC’s, order stock, do email queries to PADI and later on started managing which instructors did what courses. During this time I also had the opportunity to do my skippers and a gear service course. I worked fulltime for Coral Divers until the beginning of January 2010. I then started studying but asked if it was possible to come down every holiday and help out. December 2010 I also decided to do my Staff Instructors. Originally I came and worked as an instructor every holiday but later on only came down in December for the busy period, where I would come down when I finished with exams at university and stayed until just after Christmas, assisting on the IDC and working as an Instructor and Divemaster for Coral Divers. Every time I come back to work my passion for diving and instructing other people on how to dive grows and if possible I will stay a familiar face at Coral.