After a hectic life working in an office in London, fitted in around visiting several countries with my backpack, I finally realised that it was time for a change, I didn’t want to be stuck behind a desk any longer. I moved to Thailand, became a Divemaster, and life has never been the same since.
Then, having worked as a DM for a season, I decided to become an Instructor, but after 6 months I didn’t want to teach full time so became an Underwater Videographer.
Over the years I’ve done many different jobs, including teaching, guiding and filming divers, as well as selling diving, working as a shop girl, filling tanks, guiding snorkellers, driving dive vans, working as a Trip Leader on a day trip boat, Cruise Director on a liveaboard, and general dogsbody!
For a long time now I’ve wanted to do something else, so I don’t have to be in the water every day if I don’t want to, after more than 9,000 dives sometimes you need an extended surface interval!
Following the end of one season and wondering what to do next, my trusty diveguy mentioned a website a friend has that caters to female travellers and finally the penny dropped. I decided to start a blog about what I had learned during my time as divegirlasia, giving useful tips and advice and the next thing I knew, we had a full blown website!
divegirlasia has been working in diving for 14 years now, when I first started diving there weren’t too many choices of equipment specifically for females, it was mainly just that you chose an extra small and got on with it! Things have changed, equipment manufacturers have seen that there’s a whole other market out there and we now have so much choice, you can be comfortable as well as looking stylish.
Whether you’re a new diver, thinking about becoming a diver or a dive professional, I hope that some of my experiences and tips can make your life a little easier, and help you to become a better and safer diver.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or tips yourself, or if you have an interesting or funny story you want to share. If you have any ideas for topics you want me to cover, feel free to leave a comment or email me to let me know and I’ll try to write a blog about it.