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Alexis’ Snorkel Test!

14Mar

Written by Zico

As is tradition in the scuba diving world, after a DMT (Divemaster trainee) completes his/her Divemaster course, there is one final step before officially joining the professional ranks as a Divemaster. This rite of passage is known far and wide as the “Snorkel Test.”

Alexis, from France, arrived in November 2013 with a Rescue Diver certification and just under 40 logged dives. He was eager to learn and we had a lot to teach him. Four months later, after a challenging and demanding Divemaster internship here with us, we were happy to sign him off and have him join the team as a Divemaster.

During his internship, he gained loads of experience assisting on a variety of courses, learned various teaching methods and techniques from over 15 different instructors, experienced firsthand what it takes to work in a very busy dive center, learned how to work in a big, professional, international team, learned how to deal with real customers both in and out of the water, and oh yes, did a LOT of diving.

All his hard work culminated in a night to remember (or not) last week – his snorkel test at The Gallery Bar. Ko Lipe has never before seen a snorkel test like the one we designed for Alexis. Thanks to Walter and Mang for hosting the event for us! And now, the photos…

 

All eyes are on Alexis as he is quizzed on diving knowledge by Krista

And so it begins! All eyes are on Alexis as he is quizzed on diving knowledge by our instructor Krista at the start of the night

 

Alexis' penalty for getting a question wrong - take a shot!

Alexis’ penalty for getting a question wrong – take a shot!

 

Krista with her list of questions for Alexis for our version of "Who Wants to be a Divemaster?"

Krista with her list of questions for Alexis for our version of “Who Wants to be a Divemaster?”

 

Now for the main event

Now for the main event!

 

The ultimate "snorkel"

The ultimate “snorkel”

 

And here goes the sangria!

And here goes the sangria!

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