Andark’s NEW Scholars 2021

MEET OUR NEW 2021/22

ANDARK SCHOLARS

Hi, my name is Jordan, and I am 21 years old. I have just graduated university studying Photography as it is a huge passion of mine. I have been in love with diving ever since I did a discover scuba trip in Gran Canaria in 2019, and since then I have completed my Open Water course. 

 My end goal is to combine my passion for photography and my love for diving and become an underwater photographer, preferably specialising in sharks and marine mammals. I decided to apply for the Andark Scholarship as it seems like an incredible opportunity and the best way for me to achieve my goals. 

Hi, my name is Jordan, and I am 21 years old. I have just graduated university studying Photography as it is a huge passion of mine. I have been in love with diving ever since I did a discover scuba trip in Gran Canaria in 2019, and since then I have completed my Open Water course. 

 My end goal is to combine my passion for photography and my love for diving and become an underwater photographer, preferably specialising in sharks and marine mammals. I decided to apply for the Andark Scholarship as it seems like an incredible opportunity and the best way for me to achieve my goals. 

Season 2 Ep2: Emma, PADI Regional Mgr on The Community Spirit of Scuba Diving – All In this TOGETHER

We chat to Emma Samuelsson about the rise of female scuba divers, the need for community & the incredible scuba spirit that keeps us pining to dive deeper and for longer.

Scuba Diving is for everyone and anyone who is curious of what lies beneath the waves and loves a new challenge.

It feels like summer is finally here & more of us are coming out of our lockdown bubbles and throwing ourselves into new exciting adventures. With UK diving on the rise since we can not trek far this year due to Covid-19 regulations on travel, it’s not surprising that the scuba community is booming with lots of friendly faces excited to share stories and discover what we have on offer in our very own coastlines from sea kelp forests, shipwrecks to cold water reefs.

In this episode we talk to Emma, PADI’s Regional Manager for the UK & Europe about her bug for scuba diving; How she got into it, where it’s taken her on her career and how it opened up a world of travel, building confidence beneath the waves, meeting new people and concludes that it’s essentially that scuba community that excites her. No matter where you are in the world you can find common ground amongst divers. Emma highlights some of the most popular specialty courses globally and the importance of the Drysuit & DSMB for safety and comfort whilst diving in the UK.

Enjoy and LISTEN to the podcast clip below or You can access the podcast on iTunes click here. Or press the play button at the bottom of this post .