AMD-B recently celebrated with their 2013 candidate – Khotaman who successfully completed the PADI Divemaster programme and is now a valuable asset to the team. He commenced his training with AMD-B in early 2013, completing the full programme from PADI Open Water diver through to PADI Divemaster certification. Khotaman is now regularly guiding guests on their dives.
“I am very happy to be a PADI Divemaster”, says Khotaman, “I love the ocean and like sharing with our guests. It’s great to meet divers from all over the world”.
Originally from Padang, Sumatra, Khotaman studied biology and has a love of the outdoors. His interests include caving and paragliding; prior to joining AMD-B, Khotaman was as a Canyoning Guide Assistant. When he saw the opportunity to train to be a certified PADI Divemaster, Khotaman leapt at the chance. Learning to scuba dive had always been a goal for him and AMD-B, together with support from PADI Asia Pacific, was able to offer him the opportunity to fulfil his ambition.
During the 11 month internship, each PADI Divemaster trainee is assigned a mentor to help guide them through the process. Khotaman was under the supervision of one of AMD-B’s senior dive staff – PADI Instructor, Mitra who was there to provide support and assistance throughout.
Annabel and the entire team at AMD-B are very keen to continue to support the local dive community and this is a great opportunity for young Indonesians to learn from more experienced members of staff.
The basic criteria for interested applicants includes:
Must be an Indonesian citizen
Be available for an interview at AquaMarine Diving in Bali
Minimum age, 20 years
Must speak English
Must be a strong swimmer
Able to socialize with tourists
Pass a medical examination
The deadline for applications is 4th November, 2013
For further information about AquaMarine Diving Bali’s 11-month PADI Divemaster Programme for Indonesian Citizens, visit AquaMarine Diving – Bali on Facebook. Alternatively, please send a CV and covering letter to Annabel Thomas at Dive@AquaMarineDiving.com