Active Coconut Tree Divemaster Interns

The hardest working, most fun instructors and interns that west end has to offer!!!!

The hardest working, most fun instructors and interns that west end has to offer!!!!

And so flies the Golden Bouy for a year with Coconut Tree Divers. 

And so flies the Golden Bouy for a year with Coconut Tree Divers. 

And so begins the three legged race.  Lads took a bit of a wrong turn and came in third.

And so begins the three legged race.  Lads took a bit of a wrong turn and came in third.

The Coconut Tree Interns have all worked as a team and achieved together victory for the 2017 Golden Bouy event in Roatan.  As these young lads move on and become instructors we will always remember them as our winning team this year. 

Lewis, Chris, Dan, Sam and Cruz awaiting their go at Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe, and "Yes" they did smash it and win the event.

Lewis, Chris, Dan, Sam and Cruz awaiting their go at Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe, and "Yes" they did smash it and win the event.

The divemasters competing for the S.O.L foundation fundraiser.

The divemasters competing for the S.O.L foundation fundraiser.

Divemaster Intern Emergency First Response training weekly scenarios at the shop to keep current.

Divemaster Intern Emergency First Response training weekly scenarios at the shop to keep current.

Anthony and Sean in Spine Board training

Anthony and Sean in Spine Board training

coconut tree divers divemaster interns working at scuba diving in west end, putting scuba dive gear away
Adrian, Alex, Adrain 2, Glenn and Henrik working

Adrian, Alex, Adrain 2, Glenn and Henrik working

Happy friday from your friendly neighbourhood Divemasters in Roatan, HN

Happy friday from your friendly neighbourhood Divemasters in Roatan, HN

Coconut Tree Divers Rescue course with divemaster interns as helpers.

Coconut Tree Divers Rescue course with divemaster interns as helpers.

Riccardo teaching an open water course.

Riccardo teaching an open water course.

Riccardo with 6 rescue students ready for action.

Riccardo with 6 rescue students ready for action.

Added 7 new divemaster interns on Febuary 14th, 2017 to our team leaving us with 15 current interns.  Here at Coconut Tree we specialize in the pro side of teaching and have a 6 week program designed just for pro candidates.  If your checking on where to do your training and you come across shops that explain to you they only carry a small amount of divemasters its because they do not have a program designed for you.  Our course is challenging and fun at the same time leaving you with plenty of experience to start your IDC with us.

 

Coconut Tree Divers divemaster interns practicing their equipment exchange on the deck. 

where to scuba dive in roatan, with coconut tree divers in west end. two divemaster interns practicing a dive skill.
go scuba diving in west end roatan with coconut tree divers to learn your divemaster skills.

The day to day duties of the divemaster interns at Coconut Tree Divers.  Wether your helping fill scuba tanks after the morning dives, or sitting down and getting some one on one instruction from one of the instructors, there is always plenty to do when it comes to training. 

Tying of the boat is one of the divemaster interns duty when the boat comes back from the dives, be sure to learn your clove hitches and other knots!!

The first week as a DMT (Divemaster intern)

by Henrik and Josh

 

The first day is the introduction. You get told a bunch of information and you won’t remember even half of it, but that is okay because it will come to you in a couple of days. They will show you around the shop, the classroom and the compressor room just to get you familiar with it. You start to meet everyone that you will work with for the next couple of months and also all the other DMT’s that share the same housing as you. The DMT house is nice with private rooms and bathrooms and a share kitchen, which is a nice excuse to cook meals together and be social. Even though you can’t remember every ones name, you will still feel warmly welcomed. You will also be assigned an instructor who will be your mentor during the divemaster course. I also got to dive – it was nice to be back in the water again after almost 3 months of surface time.

Over the next couple of days you will be shown how all the routines work. How to help a costumer, what to check in the mornings, how to fill the tanks, how to use the compressors, load and unload the boat, and of course the dive schedule. It only takes you a few days to get into it, and to change your feeling from “I have no idea what I am doing” and “I am just in the way” to “I am actually being useful right now.” I have now been here for one and a half weeks and already I am doing the routines like everybody else. Of course there are still plenty of things I still have to learn – such as tying the knots for the boat, but that will hopefully also be pretty easy in a couple of weeks.

I think the first week is the most horrible and the most intense. You arrive in a new country (and in my case, really far away from home) and everything is new for you. You are unused to the hard work (carry and lift tanks). You are unused to the sun and get sunburned. You are unused to the mosquitos and sandflies. You are stressed over all the new tasks that you just learned and all the things that has to be completed before you can go and do the easy part – dive. The first week is a really intense on your body. But it gets easier once you start to get used to everything, and it will probably be even easier in the future.

And then there also are all the things above and outside the diving and dive shop life that you have to get used to, like animals (both positive and negative ones). I love to be able to look at the clear sky in the night, just watching all the stars but I hate not being able to drink the tap water. To move all across the world was a difficult but at the same time a very interesting decision. I already know I will always remember my time fulfilling my dream of becoming a professional diver and living in Roatan, Honduras.

Thanks Henrik for some insight on the DM program, its a busy program and organized in a way that super exceeds all other DM programs on the island.  Plus we have the most fun!!!!

Henrik is pictured in middle wearing the orange t shirt.

Some of the DM's are missing in this photo, poor guys and girls having days off...

A demonstration of the DMTs showing up late for work!!! A push up for every minute late.... Well done lads and laddies

A demonstration of the DMTs showing up late for work!!! A push up for every minute late.... Well done lads and laddies

Getting knotty with some of the DMTs.  You will be learning the mandatory knots Bowline, Clove hitch, and sheet bend.

Getting knotty with some of the DMTs.  You will be learning the mandatory knots Bowline, Clove hitch, and sheet bend.

Who's watching the shop!!!!!!  DMT's out on a Sunset cruise on Bottom Time.  Photos courtesy of www.alexandrahbphotography.com

Who's watching the shop!!!!!!  DMT's out on a Sunset cruise on Bottom Time. 

Photos courtesy of www.alexandrahbphotography.com

Divemasters looking to slay some lunch

Divemasters looking to slay some lunch

Rachel and Chantel rocking the Coconut Tree rash guards

Rachel and Chantel rocking the Coconut Tree rash guards

do you have what it takes to graduate this course?  The girls say HELL YA!!!

heres another reason why we chose coconut tree divers to continue our training into a professional dive career.

Divemasters enjoying a sunset cruise with the staff after a fun day of diving.

Divemasters enjoying a sunset cruise with the staff after a fun day of diving.