Passed my I.E. today, I am now an Open Water Scuba Instructor! Will be in teaching status as soon as the paperwork goes through! 😀 The result wasn’t as good as I was hoping/expecting, but a 4.2 and a 4.0 on the two Open Water Teaching presententations are still well on the safe side. 🙂… Continue reading Uncle Travelling Scuba Instructor!
Really happy about my results today: Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation: 5.0 Confined Water Teaching Presentation: 5.0 Skill Circuit: 5 x 5.0 Grades go from 1.0, which is a fail, to 5.0. 😀 Happy Uncle Travelling Gjerulf!
Since my last post, I’ve been a busy little bee… As you know, I’ve been working hard on becoming a scuba instructor. A definite highlight was this Sunday, when we went to Nusa Penida for an Adventure Diving Workshop. The first of our two dives was a dive to 39 meters, practicing teaching deep diving.… Continue reading IE – Instructor Examinations
In the week since my last post, I’ve mostly been studying, but there’s also been a rather special day here in Bali… Not much interesting to say about the studies, other than list what I’ve done. We finished the Assistant Instructor part of the course, and then we did an Emergency First Response Instructor course,… Continue reading IDC part 2
Today I finally managed to find time to go shopping for diving equipment. It took an hour, and it meant me sitting in the class room preparing for my knowledge development presentation on Peak Performance Buoyancy till nine this evening, but it had to be done, and I’m eager to try it out! *Warning, this… Continue reading $850 shopping spree
It’s been a few days since I landed in Bali, and my internet access has been sporadic at best. I did a clean install of xp on my eee, but it’s still so slow it seems fast only in geological terms. I for some reason was unable to reinstall the nLited version I was running… Continue reading IDC
My flight arrived on time in Stansted, which meant I had an eight-and-a-half hour stopover before my flight to KL. We landed in KL 30 minutes ahead of schedule, after a twelve-and-a-half hour flight. I caught a bus downtown and a taxi to a hotel, had a meal of mee goreng, and went to bed.… Continue reading Kuala Lumpur Layover
When I returned to Norway in October, I stayed for a while on my friend Hallgeir’s couch in the basement, and then on a camping bed in my friend Oddi’s living room. Since then I’ve lived cheaply (for Stavanger) in a loft, paying NOK 3500 per month, wi-fi included. I temped as a kindergarten assistant… Continue reading Liftoff