Welcome to The Buccaneer Life Blog!

Waiting on the beach for the first morning dive.

In this series of articles, we’ll be interviewing some of our dive instructors about everything from their favourite dive spots to the secret tips they have to offer recreational divers. Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a career in scuba diving in Zanzibar with Buccaneer Diving.

First up: Amy!

Cycling around Zanzibar

Tell us a little bit about yourself. 
I’m Amy! I’m twenty years old and love to be outdoors especially on the sea! 

What or who brought you into the diving world? 
I’ve lived by the ocean for as long as I know and have been diving for as long as I can remember

What were you doing before coming to Zanzibar?
I was at uni doing something I thought I wanted to do…

What was your favorite part of your Divemaster / instructor course?
The lifestyle and the friends I made

Long walks on the beach…

What do you feel you gained the most out of during the course?
I feel like the most important thing I gained in my instructor course is student control and how to be calm in most scenarios 

Gives us an idea of a standard day at Buccaneer during your training?
Wake up to a fruit platter, get ourselves on the big red boat and find some gorgeous tropical fish!!! Have a chilled lunch before either theory, pool work or equipment maintenance. Then have a sundowner beer, debrief on the day and relax!

What is your favorite thing to see underwater here in Zanzibar?
Humpback dolphins always make me feel special!

What sort of things can you get up to when your not diving?
A lot of surfing, kiting, sunbathing, snorkelling, exploring the islands’ spice farms and forests.

Pool sessions, pool sessions everywhere!

Now that you are a Divemaster/ instructor, what to you hope to do?
I want to work where it all started in the Indian Ocean, but use my qualifications to travel around the world!

What piece of advise would you give to someone considering doing the instructor course? 
Just go for it. There are no regrets living on a beautiful tropical island in the middle of Africa; living the sun, salt and sea life!

Thank you Amy for your insights! Look out for the next installment of The Buccaneer Life, where we’ll be interviewing Riana 🙂

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