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A Word from "the Other" Intern

Posted: May 5, 2010

Early mornings with the Queen of Caffeine.

First of all, I must say I do not consider myself computer illiterate but I have also never written a blog before, so please bear with me. I am the other intern…AKA (little one, short stuff, or commonly referred to as Katie)

I had honestly no idea what to expect when Chelsea and I made the six hour flight from Vancouver, B.C. to Maui. It’s been a place I have always wanted to travel to ever since my Opa had told me about it when I was five, but never had the chance to visit. I jumped on the bandwagon when Chelsea said she was thinking of contacting Maui Dreams to complete our university practicum. Yes, I kid you not …We got to go to school for diving!! As freshly certified instructors our 140 hours of work experience here at Maui Dreams count towards our final credit and it has been a blast so far. How cool is that ?!

The shop orientation was somewhat overwhelming…

I have been in the backrooms of dive shops before, but when it comes to available services offered, Maui Dreams has everything but the kitchen sink. Seriously, everything down to hydrostatic testing. First day I was like a kid in a candy store.

There are few things I willingly get up for in the morning, because, well let’s face it; I don’t really do mornings…I don’t really agree with them, and they hardly ever seem to agree with me (I usually look like I’ve crawled out of a ditch, or been hit by a bus…you choose) .

Like alpine skiing and coffee, scuba diving is one of those activities I am always up for. It is always something I have wanted to do and have never regretted getting into. My mainland family thinks I am certifiable, and there might be some truth to that. I don’t think it is possible for a normal person to have as much fun as I do. The fact I get to live the dream and share what I love to do with others makes it all worthwhile.

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