It is amazing how language and culture can change over the course of a few generations and several thousand miles. Often it doesn’t feel like we Kiwis are that far removed from our European settler ancestors especially with the advent of the digital world. It’s when you move here that you realise how different you are from the people that many of us are technically descended from. Below I will detail some of the pitfalls and hilarious rom-com style misunderstandings that can come from getting yourself lost in translation.
If you’re the kind of person that goes stir crazy after a few days lying on a deck chair, then Divemaster training in Thailand could be the answer to your holiday woes. You will have plenty of time to spend on the beach but you will also keep you brain occupied, learn a myriad of new skills and make lasting friendships with people from all over the world.
Training as a PADI Divemaster will be one of the most rewarding things you will ever undertake, you will be learning and living in paradise. Before you can start you will need to have certified at all previous levels. It will depend on your agency as to what these are called but generally, you will need to have completed the following (or an equivalent):