Team Interview - Amy-Sarah Lottering

Getting to know who Amy-Sarah is and how she got to where she is today


CONTENTS:

  • When did you first start diving?
  • What made you start diving?
  • What do you like about Malta?
  • How long have you been working for NDS?
  • What kind of diving do you personally enjoy?
  • What is your favourite dive site around the Maltese Islands?
  • What do you do on your non-diving days at work?
  • Favourite piece of equipment?
  • Favourite course to teach?
  • Did you ever fail a student during a course?
  • What has been your best experience with NDS so far?
  • Describe yourself in 2 words

  • When did you first start diving?

    I was 16 years old back in 2008. Its been a long time. Time fly’s when you are diving!

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    What made you start diving?

    I was so jealous of my younger brother who was scuba diving in Mozambique. I wanted to go to Mozambique as well, so I started my course but I didn’t end up qualifying in Mozambique, but in a quarry in South Africa.


    What do you like about Malta?

    I like the fact that there aren't a lot of beaches as I don’t really like sand. I also like the fact that its so safe to be able to go for walks or go take photos whenever.

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    How long have you been working for NDS?

    Beginning of 2019 with Jasper. I love working at NDS.

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    What kind of diving do you personally enjoy?

    I love doing technical dives as I get to explore more instead of basically rushing back due to someone's gas or NDL restrictions. The longer time I get to explore the more fish and tiny marine life I can observe


    What is your favourite dive site around the Maltese Islands?

    The Blue Hole in Gozo for sure, not so much the walk to the entry though. I love how much life lives around the boulders and previous Azure Window. 


    What do you do on your non-diving days at work?

    I design, I work on social media marketing (FB & INST), complete emails, edit photos and drink a lot of coffee!

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    Favourite piece of equipment?

    My drysuit, 100% I would not dare put on my wet-suit I would get too cold, even in summer. My drysuit is my everything.


    Favourite course to teach?

    My favourite courses to teach are the Deep and Search & Recovery Specialty.

    Deep, because I love the reaction of my students to narcosis and to teach them what pressure actually does underwater. Alot of giggling takes place

    Search & Recovery, because it’s fun to hide an object for the student and see how long it takes for them to find it

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    Did you ever fail a student during a course?

    Not necessarily FAIL, but halt their qualification, because they had not quite managed to figure out the concept of buoyancy and I felt they were a hazard to themselves during a wreck speciality. 

    #SafetyAboveAll 


    What has been your best experience with NDS so far?

    When the returning customers come back and they notice the difference Jasper and I have made on NDS. The newer customers giving us high compliments of how we operate and teach means that we truly are making this centre a successful one!

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    Describe yourself in 2 words

    Loud and outgoing. You will find out when you come diving with me!

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