Why I love the new PADI Open Water Course

Why I love the new PADI Open Water Course   I have been a PADI instructor for 10 years now. I have taught countless PADI Open Water courses and have helped facilitate the transition of  hundreds of land dwellers into … Continue reading

Why I love being a PADI instructor.

Why I love being a PADI instructor. I have been a PADI instructor for a decade as of 2015. Why do I love it? Why can I not even imagine to do anything else? What is so addictive about teaching … Continue reading

Female voice: Diving Divas (Part 2)

In part one of this diving divas piece we explored some misconceptions associated with females and diving. Lets explore some more subtle differences between the sexes shall we? Who makes the better student? Who makes the better diver? Who makes … Continue reading

The Big Thumb

  “Thumbs – up” in any situation other than diving is the universal signal for having an awesome time, and it is a pretty hard habit to break when you are having fun. As a recreational scuba instructor in Cyprus … Continue reading

What to look for in the perfect Dive Buddy

One of the most common questions I have heard since being in Cyprus as a diving professional is: “what makes a good dive buddy?” I’ve asked this to myself many times as each dive buddy is somewhat different from the next. Is … Continue reading

New Divemster Monkey Swings In

So the winter season in Cyprus is coming to an end, the summer season is upon us and what a great way to start the year by being welcomed into the Scuba Monkey family in Ayia Napa, a modern and … Continue reading

Dive intern report: A day in the life of an intern

“Fantastic”, “Brilliant”, “frappe” and “simply amazing” are just some of the words I use every single day while at Scuba monkey. My home town is Thurso, the most Northerly town in the UK, which geographically speaking is further north than … Continue reading

Instructors’ Guide to Diving

1. Your instructor is always right 2. Your Instructor is ALWAYS Right 3. Don’t forget to tip your instructor… 4. Buy your instructor dinner 5. Buy your instructor a beer at the end of each day. 5. Remember your instructor’s … Continue reading

Success for new PADI instructor

Have you ever thought about a life changing carrer move that can bring a new level of happiness to everyone you come into contact with? Our latest PADI Instructors did exactly that! Steffen Dybvik achived his lifelong dream of becomning a … Continue reading