2018 , oddly enough my year did not start with me getting on a plan, with the other blue economy interns to continue to stage 2 of the programme. Saturday 6th January 2018 , that’s the day my life changed. Global Vision International (GVI) an international organisation had accepted my application for the national scholarship to study marine conservation and master a skill I never put much thought towards, diving.
Upon arriving to the base, located at Cap Ternay Bay. I was filled with excitement I was welcomed by the staff who were each exceptional GVI alumni. I was joining a group of talented people ranging from 18 to 44 year old .
First week was very hectic especially for me who was still trying to complete my PADI open water, but I was determined to make this my new life style. Before I knew it I was qualified to be a PADI open water Diver. Unfortunately there was no time to celebrate. I had to catch up to the others by jumping straight into my PADI advanced open water. My advanced open water training sharpened all my dive skills .
I remember my 1st dive with GVI very fondly, the salt filled air , struggling to put my fins on, and the moment the skipper counted down 1,2, 3 roll .
It's been 2 weeks now and I truly believe I have come along way. Slowly but surely I am finding my place in the blue economy.
My PADI allows me to conserve marine life and play my part in the blue economy