It was in October 2013 when I took my first scuba diving course with Veronika Sievers at La Palma Diving, Canary Islands...since then I'm completely hooked and try to get into the water whenever I can!
As a kid I always loved to sit in front of my aquarium for hours looking at the quiet underwater world and studying the meandering fish. It just felt soooo soothing and relaxing!
On my frequent travels I much enjoyed going to the public aquariums whenever I could.
I dreamed, that one day I would have an entire wall of my living room be the window to a giant aquarium behind it, having created an entire coral reef with colourful tropical fish living in it.
Well, after my first dip into the ocean with scuba gear I realised immediately that it was just so much more interesting, fun and real to become actually PART of this marvelous world down there than just being a watcher from the outside!
Because I was well aware of the risks of scuba diving (I'm not born a fish and my life depends on good functioning material, excellent training and lots of diving experience) I decided to get in as much training and diving opportunities as possible.
It wasn't long that I started to apprentice for two summer months as a Dive Master at Deep Blue, Fuerteventura, learning the ropes as a dive guide working at a professional dive base.
A summer later I was hired by Nautic Team Gozo where I advanced to become a CMAS * Instructor and Advanced Open Water Instructor. 2019 will be my fourth summer working for Nautic Team.
I totally enjoy teaching diving and guiding - I just LOVE sharing my passion for this amazing underwater universe!
In the last couple of years I have become very interested in technical diving (mostly for reasons of becoming a better diver) and, after a Tec Fundamental and the TDI Technical Sidemount course with Tom Steiner, my fascination with underwater caverns and caves led me to complete the TDI Full Cave Diver Certification in the mexican Cenotes with the one and only Christine Loew as my teacher in the fall of 2018.
Immersing into the realm of an underwater cave is for me like being Alice in Wonderland. The beauty of these spaces is stunning, the quiet of thousands of years incredibly touching. Complete presence of self, surroundings, partner and situation are of life essence here.
The outer journey becomes an inner journey, the peace and stillness of a cave become a reflection in myself.