It is difficult to ignore the fact that my name very conveniently mirrors my fascination and love of the marine world! Coincidence? Or perhaps some deep-rooted, inherited subconscious and therefore inevitable? Either way, water has played a prominent part in my life from bottoms-up in rock pools as a toddler to learning to dive at the age of twelve to a degree in Marine Biology. Over the last few years I have taken as much time as possible outside study to explore both above and below the water. What is so exciting to me and particularly with diving is that you have never seen it all and no dive is the same (and in a lot of cases even vaguely similar).
Over the last few years I have taken as much time as possible outside study to explore both above and below the water. What is so exciting to me and particularly with diving is that you have never seen it all and no dive is the same (and in a lot of cases even vaguely similar).
This summer I spent some time in Central America which is a perfect example of the sheer variety. While one day I was diving in the crystal clear waters of Mexico's Cenotes, weaving in and out of stalactites and stalagmites, just a few days later I was surrounded by what seemed like millions of black tip sharks and a hammerhead (huge bonus as this was virtually number one on my must-see list!) off the coast of Belize. The possibilities are endless and this in itself makes diving all the more thrilling.
After my first three weeks at Dive in Style, I have come to learn that this, in fact, could not be more true: lots of exciting destinations and many more to discover. So far I have been writing up lots of itineraries - very useful for getting to know some of our destinations while also making me very envious, working on the social media side of things and research for new and exciting trips soon to be added to our repertoire.
Having had a small taster of Original Travel life at the Christmas party in December, and now a full three weeks, there is no doubt that it is a great place to work. With constant games of rock, paper, scissors to see who makes the tea and music playing in the background (arrival of iPod speakers today very exciting - Magic FM has a very limited playlist!) there is a lot of fun to be had. Having said this, Neill's obsession with Prince could prove rather testing!