Hi, my name is Semra. I’m 25 years old, German with Turkish roots and a Dive Professional who's been living in Egypt for the past 3 years, one of the nicest dive destinations in the world!
Why should you follow my blogpost?
I'll take you with me on my journey to becoming a dive professional. Yes you’re right, I just wrote that I'm already a dive professional, but I'll still learn a lot and I’m still very much at the beginning of my career. I'll also let you know a bit about my experiences up until now.
Lets start a community!
This is my first blogpost ever and I'll try my best, I hope you'll like it! If you have any ideas about topics which you're interested in I’m always glad to read them in the comments, and maybe I could even write about them in my next blog!
How I became a Dive Pro
I think this is a very interesting subject! I've never asked anyone how they got the idea to become a nanny or a cook, a banker or a salesmanager, but to work in diving is rare, so I often get asked this question.
In school I was asked what I wanted to be in the future and I answered 'designer or architect'. In the end I studied Sales Management and sold clothes in a small boutique, but that's another story...
Before I finished school, I didn’t know what I wanted to be anymore, but I needed to start preparing. I had no plans and then I did some research. I got an apprenticeship as an office administrator in a car dealership but I decided to continue searching for something else. I even did an internship in a bank. There were many possibilities, but nobody told me that I could become a dive pro! On the regular job searching pages you don't often see the job 'Dive Professional'. Maybe we can make this job more popular together!
In my next blog I'll tell you how I became a dive professional.
What's your profession? Are you already working in diving or is it a big dream of yours?