One year ago we left the Maldives for good. For three years we called the Lhaviyani Atoll our home. We often think back to the great time we had and we miss the great diving on the Maldives a lot. We dived in the waters of the Indian Ocean almost every day and we did more than 1000 dives in the Lhaviyani Atoll. Continue reading
What is the income of a scuba diving instructor? Can I get rich as an instructor? Or can I survive with the salary of an instructor at all?
These and other questions we are asked often. That’s the reason why we have written down our experiences and put together three case studies with some ballpark figures. Continue reading
From manager to scuba diving instructor. What led me to this big step? Do I regret my decision? Am I happier today with my new lifestyle? Continue reading
How quick time flies. Beginning of October it’s already been two years since we started working as scuba diving instructors on the small Maldivian island of Komandoo. The first year went by very fast. It quickly became clear to us that we still want to stay a second year on the island. Most of the companies offer annual contracts for scuba diving instructors on the Maldives. Thus, we have signed the contract for a second year on Komandoo. Another year of living in the Maldives. Continue reading
Working as a diving instructor on the Maldivian island Komandoo is very different compared to our former office jobs. Every day is different as we spend many hours in the Indian Ocean. But some days are better than others or they are even unforgettable. Especially when a manta search snorkel trip by boat is on the program. I am the snorkel guide of today’s trip and I have a special task. Continue reading
After a long 10 weeks we can hand the responsibility of managing the dive-centre back to our bosses. Normally, the months of June und July are called “low Season” here on the Maldives and only 30 to 40 percent of the rooms on Komandoo are occupied. This is the best time for our bosses to go for their two months of vacation. But this year everything was different. The island was very aggressively marketed and with cheep offers, the resort has been filled up completely. Continue reading