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PADI Instructor Profile – Lara Weyhausen – German

PADI Instructor Profile – Lara Weyhausen – German

PADI Instructor Profile – Lara Weyhausen – German

Aussie Divers Phuket introduces Lara Weyhausen, our English/German speaking PADI Scuba Diving Instructor.

Deutscher Tauchlehrer Phuket

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Lara is from Niedersachsen in the north west of Germany.

Her first scuba diving experience was on the small island of Koh Phangan, Thailand when she was just 12 years old. She did a PADI Discover Scuba Diving with her mother and sister and was fortunate enough to see a whale shark. Something she loves reminding her boss about as he has never seen one.

Lara didn’t dive again for another nine years. She did her PADI Open Water Course in Cairns, Australia and fell in love with diving. Less than two years later she was doing her PADI Instructor Development Course in Phuket.

She chose Phuket to do her pro training as it was an easy travel destination from New Zealand with direct flights. The warm weather and easy going and inexpensive life style appealed to her as well.

After becoming aa PADI Instructor she worked a season in the Similan island on one of the many liveaboards that travel up there. She adored the diving and the relaxed lifestyle on the boats. It was a great way to learn the trade and a lot of fun being out at sea full time. She believes it was a great induction into the world of a full-time scuba diving professional.

Working with Aussie Divers Phuket

At the end of the season she decided that what she really wanted was the teach others to scuba dive. She settled in Phuket and went job hunting. At the top of her list was working for a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre as that would be the best place to help her reach here ultimate goal of PADI Course Director.

As luck would have it, Aussie Divers Phuket were looking for a German speaking instructor. They offered her work straight away on the one condition that she lost a horrible New Zealand accent she had picked after working in New Zealand for 12 months. He boss stated that the New Zealand accent was easier to catch than COVID-19 and if she didn’t lose it she would have to go into quarantine until she did.

Lara has been now working full time at Aussie Divers Phuket for over two hears now and says that the time has just flown by. She considers the staff she works with as friends instead of just colleagues. It is like having one big family from a whole lot of different places from around the world.

Favorite Dive Site

Lara’s favourite dive site is the King Cruiser Wreck. It is challenging and mostly has low visibility. It is not for beginners but you have such a great variety of marine life. She states that a lot of the time you see more fish then you see the wreck itself.

Favorite Fish

Lara’s favorite fish is a Sea Moth however what really gets her very excited is finding different kind of Nudibranchs.

Her favorite PADI course is the PADI Open Water Course. It is amazing to introduce new divers to the magical underwater world.

What she likes the most about teaching scuba diving is the people you meet. She has meet and made new friends from all around the world and she simply believes that the best dive is any dive with a great buddy.

She is a PADI Specialty Instructor for the following specialties: Oxygen Provider, Enriched Air Nitrox, Deep Diving, EFR Instructor.

Lara Weyhausen Aussie Divers Phuket

Lara Weyhausen Aussie Divers Phuket

Lara has been the recipient of several PADI Certificates of Excellent which is a credit to her patient and calm teaching style.

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Deutsche Version

Lara kommt aus Niedersachsen im Nordwesten Deutschlands.

Ihre erste Taucherfahrung machte sie auf der kleinen Insel Koh Phangan in Thailand, als sie gerade 12 Jahre alt war. Sie machte mit ihrer Mutter und Schwester ein PADI Discover-Tauchen und hatte das Glück, einen Walhai zu sehen. Etwas, an das sie ihren Chef gerne erinnert, da er noch nie einen gesehen hat.

Lara tauchte für neun Jahre nicht mehr, hat dann aber ihren PADI Open Water Kurs in Cairns, Australien gemacht und sich in das Tauchen verliebt. Weniger als zwei Jahre später absolvierte sie ihren PADI Instructor Development Course in Phuket.

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Sie entschied sich für Phuket, um ihr Pro-Training zu absolvieren, da es ein einfaches Reiseziel von Neuseeland (aber auch Deutschland) mit Direktflügen war. Das warme Wetter und der lockere und preiswerte Lebensstil gefiel ihr ebenfalls.

Nachdem sie PADI Instructor geworden war, arbeitete sie eine Saison in den Insel Similan auf einem der vielen Tauchsafaris, die dort hinauffahren. Sie liebte das Tauchen und den entspannten Lebensstil auf den Booten. Es war eine großartige Möglichkeit, das Handwerk zu lernen, und es hat viel Spaß gemacht, ganztägig auf See zu sein. Sie glaubt, dass es eine großartige Einführung in die Welt eines Vollzeit-Tauchprofis war.

Arbeiten mit Aussie Divers Phuket

Am Ende der Saison war für sie klar, dass sie anderen das Tauchen beibringen wollte. Sie ließ sich in Phuket nieder und ging auf Jobsuche. Ganz oben auf ihrer Liste stand die Arbeit für ein PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, da dies der beste Ort wäre, um ihr zu helfen, das endgültige Ziel des PADI Course Director zu erreichen.

Zum Glück suchten Aussie Divers Phuket einen deutschsprachigen Lehrer. Sie boten ihre Arbeit sofort an, unter der Bedingung, dass sie einen schrecklichen neuseeländischen Akzent verlor, den sie nach 12-monatiger Arbeit in Neuseeland sich angeeignet hatte. Er sagte, dass der neuseeländische Akzent leichter zu fangen sei als COVID-19 und wenn sie ihn nicht verlieren würde, müsste sie bis dahin in Quarantäne gehen.

Lara arbeitet seit fast zwei Jahren ganztägig bei Aussie Divers Phuket und sagt, dass die Zeit wie im fluge vergangen ist. Sie betrachtet die Mitarbeiter, mit denen sie zusammenarbeitet, als Freunde, nicht nur als Kollegen. Es ist, als hätte man eine große Familie aus vielen verschiedenen Orten auf der ganzen Welt.

Lieblings-Tauchplatz

Laras beliebtester Tauchplatz ist das King Cruiser Wreck. Es ist herausfordernd und hat meistens schlecht sicht. Es ist nichts für Anfänger, aber es gibt eine unglaublich große Vielfalt an Meereslebewesen. Lara gibt an, dass man oft mehr Fische sieht als das Wrack selbst.

Lieblingsfisch

Laras Lieblingsfisch ist eine Seemotte, was sie jedoch jedes Mal wieder begeistert sind verschiedene Arten von Nacktschnecken.

Ihr Lieblings-PADI-Kurs ist der PADI Open Water Course. Es ist erstaunlich, neue Taucher in die magische Unterwasserwelt einzuführen.

Was sie am Tauchen am meisten mag, sind die Menschen, die man trifft. Sie hat neue Leute aus der ganzen Welt gettoffen und neue Freunde gefunden. Lara ist der Meinung, der beste Tauchgang ist der in Begleitung eines guten Tauch-Buddies.

She ist PADI Specialty Instructor für die folgenden Spezialitäten: Tiefen-tauchen, Enriched air nitrox, oxygen provider und ist erste Hilfe Lehrerin.

Lara erhielt mehrere PADI Certificates of Excellent, was ihrem geduldigen und ruhigen Unterrichtsstil zu verdanken ist.

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By Darren Gaspari

Proud owner and active PADI Gold Course Director of Aussie Divers Phuket, a professional and awarded PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Scuba Diving Centre. Member of the PADI Advisory Board for the eLearning modules 2019 and 2020.

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