Getting to know who Jasper is and how he got to where he is today
When did you first start diving?
Back in 2014 I started diving, funny enough I started here in Malta. All my diving courses I have done on Malta. I guess I mostly love Malta.
What made you start diving?
I have been doing water sporst since a really young age. While visiting one of my friends who lived in Malta, I thought let’s try scuba diving and now I live here myself.
What do you like about Malta?
I used to live with my parents in Malta when I was younger for a few years. Malta has always been my second home. What do I love about Malta? I can surf here!
How long have you been working for NDS?
I started working for NDS beginning of 2019 just like Amy.
What kind of diving do you personally enjoy?
I like wrecks and sharks, so If anyone can bring over a ton of sharks I will defiantly say that Malta is the best diving destination.
What is your favourite dive site around the Maltese Islands?
I would have to say the Um El Faroud. Best dive is 100% going inside the Um El Faroud. I like to go inside wrecks in general.
What do you do on your non-diving days at work?
On my non-diving days. I work in the office making sure the accounting is up to date preparing invoices for our customers, actually the usual office work that comes with a dive center. Oh and I edit our underwater videos and photos, which I enjoy a lot.
Favourite piece of equipment?
For sure my dry suit, when it is not leaking.
Favourite course to teach?
My favorite course to teach is the Wreck Specialty. I love going inside wrecks. It gives a dark haunting feeling. To see that same spark in my student eyes makes me happy.
Have you ever failed a student during a course?
Well I didn’t fail the student. We just could not continue with the course as the student was not able to speak or understand English. It is important to be able to understand each other and there was no other instructor who could speak the student’s language.
What has been your best experience with NDS so far?
Seeing customers return to NDS and giving us compliments for our hard work. Gives me a good feeling that we are going in the right direction.