Does diving get boring for dive instructors ?

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Today I finished teaching and Open Water course to Bently and Sanna, from the US and Finland respectively.  The course was alot of fun and we saw some cool stuff, scorpian fish, juvenile sweet lips, schooling juvenile parrot fish and schooling rabbit fish and even some nudibranch egg formations which are quite rare as well as the usual trigger fish, jacks and anemones, cling fish and angel fish.

Ive been teaching nearly 5 years and many people ask if we get bored as instructors and I always say .... how can we ?  Each course I teach is different as each student is different and every course very rewarding - its always amazing to see the transformation in students. Diving is a very quick learning curve and by the last 2 dives its so rewarding to see students having got over their fears and mastered the skills required to dive.  Its so energising too to point something out that your divers love or haven't seen before - their excitment is infectious and it reminds you every day why you dive and why we are so lucky to be doing this everyday.

We dive the same sites every week but again this never gets boring as the sites and marine life change with the seasons, you get the opportunity to watch the juveniles grow and its great to pop passed and see your fishy freinds in their homes.  There's such a difference in knowing a site rather than just visiting on one dive - Its like the difference between living somewhere and holidaying there .... you get to know it better, know where to go and get the most from it and its great to be able to pass this on to your divers.
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