My Experience on the Intern programme

Intern Programme at Latchi Watersports by Hannah Chessell

… My name is Hannah Chessell, and I have recently completed a PADI Divemaster intern programme at Latchi Watersports this summer 2020.

Being on the intern programme has been an invaluable experience for me, and I have learnt so much; furthermore, it has allowed me to do some amazing things.

… a blog post by Hannah Chessell

My interest in watersports started in the UK when I was lifeguarding. I regularly went wakeboarding in my spare time; but, there were not adequate opportunities to further my interest. Therefore the intern programme was the perfect opportunity.

Intern Programme at Latchi Watersports by Hannah Chessell
Intern Programme at Latchi Watersports by Hannah Chessell

At the start of the season, we train hard in preparation for the upcoming busy period.

This includes RYA powerboat training and EFR (“Emergency First Response”) training, providing you with the understanding and the skills needed in the working environment. This training is fabulous and awards you with qualifications that can be applied in most countries worldwide.

Being an intern permitted me to work through various PADI certifications and qualifications until I became a PADI Divemaster.

The great thing about the intern programme is the amount of experience you gain on-the-job whilst working in a busy setting. Equally, it assists in developing your confidence and independence.
Intern Programme at Latchi Watersports by Hannah Chessell
Intern Programme at Latchi Watersports by Hannah Chessell

Before being accepted into the programme, I did not have any diving experience. I have gone from a complete novice to having a strong understanding of scuba diving. I have been guiding people around numerous dive sites along the Akamas coastline.

As I mentioned beforehand, the internship has enabled me to do amazing things, including diving on the famous MS Zenobia wreck in Larnaca.

After discovering my passion for underwater swimming and completing my PADI Divemaster, I have decided to further my education. I plan to complete my PADI IDC (“Instructor Development Course”) shortly, which will empower me to share and teach my passion with many others.

I would highly recommend to anyone the intern programme with Latchi Watersports Centre if they too have a passion for the water and wish to work in a happy family environment!

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… a blog post by Hannah Chessell

Hannah Chessell
Divemaster Intern

I’m a friendly and bubbly individual who has a strong interest in watersports (especially wakeboarding) and boating. I am joining Latchi Watersports on the intern programme this season and look forward to learning new skills and gaining experience. I’m enthusiastic about the upcoming season and can’t wait to meet everyone!