Tagged by: scuba diving

So You Want to Work in Scuba Diving…

Date Posted: June 20, 2019
Posted in: Personal, Travel Tales

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I’d like to offer a few words of wisdom to all of you looking to become a divemaster or instructor. If you want to work in scuba diving, there are several realities you need to know before getting started.

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I'd like to offer a few words of wisdom to...

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Daily Life as an Expat in Malta: World Oceans Day

Date Posted: June 13, 2017
Posted in: Malta Expat

I used to write posts about daily life as an expat in Roatan and those continue to be some of my most popular here on the blog. Since, apparently, you guys like to peek inside at the mundane bits of expat life, let’s get this series started again! This time, I’ll let you know all about daily life as an expat in Malta. In this post, we’re talking about what we did on World Oceans Day.

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A Day in the Life of the Irish-Colombian on Roatan

Date Posted: July 2, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan, Expat Life, Personal

Amanda Walkins and Jonathan Clarkin scuba diving in Roatan

In keeping with my new theme of Daily Life guest posts while I’m off-island, I think it’s about time you hear more from my Irish-Colombian in his own words. I couldn’t convince him to sit down and write it out, but I did take notes during our Skype conversation. So for this week, get ready for a day in the life of the Irish-Colombian on Roatan!

In keeping with my new theme of Daily Life guest posts while I'm off-island, I think it's about time you hear more from...

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A Day in the Life on Roatan: The Best Day Ever

Date Posted: June 12, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Southwestern side of Roatan

I know I claim pretty much every day to be the best day, but – really – this one was amazing. Of course, it will inevitably be trumped by another day in the near future, but isn’t that the way life is supposed to be? A day in the life on Roatan is always the best day ever.

I know I claim pretty much every day to be the best day, but - really - this one was amazing. Of course, it will inevita...

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A Day in the Life on Roatan: Chit-Chat and Diving

Date Posted: May 9, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

expats explore their new homes

It’s time for another Day in the Life on Roatan! And this is a good one, guys, so get ready…

I woke up to the sunshine and birds around 6am, managed to open my sleepy eyes and get up to take Lina for a walk through the neighborhood shortly thereafter. We stopped to chat with Diego and our furry friend on the hill – I think I’ll name him Don Juan. He’s adorable and Lina likes him, even though he tries to kiss her through the fence all the time.

It's time for another Day in the Life on Roatan! And this is a good one, guys, so get ready... I woke up to the sunshine...

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Roatan Insider Tips: Best Dive Sites

Date Posted: February 9, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

Jonathan Clarkin scuba diving in Roatan best dive sites

The best dives sites in Roatan is – of course – a subjective list. Some divers love wrecks, others prefer shallow dives with lots of light and color. Some divers seek out little critters in the sand while others prefer drifting along a wall looking for big stuff in the deep. But for those of us who live and breathe (bubbles) in Roatan, these are the best dive sites around.

The best dives sites in Roatan is - of course - a subjective list. Some divers love wrecks, others prefer shallow dives...

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Personal Announcement: Working in Roatan

Date Posted: February 4, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan, Freelance Writing, Personal

working in Roatan

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sprawling company it is today with 15 full-time staff, two buildings, and two major activities offered (SCUBA diving plus the BOSS underwater scooter), I have officially passed over the reins. I put endless hours into that business and I’m proud to say it’s become a promising sustainable job opportunity for many locals.

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sp...

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A Sunny Day at Pigeon Cay, Plus a PSA (Phytophotodermatitis…What’s that you say?)

Date Posted: November 26, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

Remember when I was super excited about it being slow season, offering us a much-deserved opportunity to actually see this beautiful island we call home? Welp, turns out I still couldn’t really figure out how to take time away from work. So many lessons learned.

However, I do have awesome friends here on this island, and they managed to check at least one thing off that little list of mine. In honor of the lovely Sarah hosting her brother and his girlfriend for a week of scuba diving bliss, and courtesy of the incredibly well-connected and creative Nick and Caroline, we managed to get an amazing deal on a day-trip out to Pigeon Cay.

The only map I could find with Pigeon Cay even mentioned...it's that small!

The only map I could find with Pigeon Cay even mentioned…it’s that small! Credit www.skin-diver.com

Remember when I was super excited about it being slow season, offering us a much-deserved opportunity to actually see th...

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