Dive Instructor in: Cambodia

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Name: 
Léon
Age:
26
Nationality:
french
Languages:
french, english
Number of Dives:
800
Where:
Cambodia
Contract season:
high season
Position: 
Instructor
Salary Range / US$:
20$ per course
Board / Accommodation?:
yes
Duty and free time:
2 days off

Type of operation:
Dive centre
Size of operation:
n/a
Location of operation:
independant
Job characteristics and/or special duties:
none
Main courses trained:
OWD, AOWD, guiding
Mode of Operation:
boat dives, shore dives
average # dives per day:
3 to 4

Medical care situation:
no medical care because it´s a remote island
Visa Runs:
business visa
Government administrative duties: 
none
Lifestyle:
bungalow, 5h electricity per day, pocket shower

see
seahorse

Your opinion:

About diving in Cambodia : poor visibility, around 3 to 10 meters, if you like small staff like seahorses or nudibranches is a good place for it (I am not telling is the best ;)). Then it will depends where you are for the dives sites…
The life style is very nice. You have multiples choices like quiet places, remote area, nice sundy beaches… And a good social life aswell like a crazy night life, bars, multiple choices of activities. Cambodian people are really nice and open minded.

For my part, I like to live here but I miss the big blue of Egypt… and the salaries are not so good… Depends what you looking for…

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