Welcome to the new Red Sea Diving College Blog, aptly named Baywatch! Sadly (you may think) this will not include regular posts of fit young diving instructors in red bikinis prancing around on the beach in Naama. What it will include is regular reports on what’s going on at the college, in the bay and on the boats. Ever wondered what it’s really like to work as a diving instructor? This blog aims to give you an insiders view of both the job and life here in Sharm.
Hi, I’m Susie and I’ve been working here at the college for nearly 9 years. I almost feel like part of the furniture! Like all instructors here, I spend my time doing various diving activities, guiding out on the boats as well as teaching all levels of courses. And this, in truth, is where my passion is…teaching. For me there is nothing better than introducing someone to the wonders of diving or helping a qualified diver gain more experience.
This is where the name Baywatch came from. Most of my time is spent in the bay outside the college. The facilities and set-up we have underwater make it the ideal place to learn new skills whilst being one the of the best house reef dive sites in Sharm.
With underwater markers for skills, purpose-laid lines and buoys for reference, and the artificial reefs combining with the natural reef, the House Reef provides an award-worthy dive in anyones books! I’ve had students on the first day of their Open Water Course see turtles. Introductory divers have come across huge napoleon wrasse. Once, an Instructor Course had to be abandoned due to a rather friendly dolphin!
This blog will hopefully give you an idea of what it’s really like to work as a diving instructor here in Sharm. I’ll be sharing with you the highs, the lows, and the down right funny moments of teaching and guiding…. Think you might want to do my job? Follow my blog for a while and find out!