How GVI changed my life and launched me into the diving world
Adam has just made the move from volunteer to scholar at Pez Maya. In this blog he talks about how GVI is helping him get his fin into the world of professional diving.
I came to the GVI Pez Maya project as just an open water diver with around 30 dives under my belt, which would seem okay if it hadn’t taken me 10 years to get there. While at GVI I have been given the chance to gain more experience than I could have ever have imagined within the diving world. The first thing I gained while I was here was the PADI Advanced Open Water certificate which was a fun and interesting course to take part in. The other courses that were on offer to us were the Enriched Air course and the Rescue Diver course. Both of these I signed up for as I wanted to gain as much experience while I was here as I possibly could. I really enjoyed my Rescue course, it was challenging and I learned a lot, which made me wonder about going further with my PADI certificates. During the rest of my stay here at Pez Maya I gained my PADI Coral Reef Research Diver, which is something more unique and specialized that I will now take with me and use on my CV when applying for jobs within the diving community.
After being here for three months I was given an opportunity to further my diving career even more when I was offered a scholar position. This will give me work experience and I will also be doing my PADI Divemaster alongside it. This is the biggest and most amazing opportunity someone has ever given me. It is all thanks to GVI Pez Maya that I will be able to start a career in the diving world. So in reflection, GVI has done a lot for me and I believe over the next few months it will continue to give me more things that I can take on into the work place. Thank you, GVI!
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