It’s time to get to know the next staff member of White Sand Diving (WSD). I would like to introduce ‘the jack of all trades’ when it comes to diving – Miss Annabelle Halket from Surrey, England. Continue reading to find out more!
Why did you choose to get in to diving?
I started diving because I saw my local BSAC (British Sub-Aqua Club) training in the pool after my swimming lessons and I just asked to try it. I got my BSAC Ocean Diver in the UK and then went on a Marine Conservation trip with GapForce in Fiji and continued diving up to PADI Rescue Diver. I then completed my Dive Master and Instructor courses whilst I was at University.
Where have you been diving?
UK, Fiji, Singapore, Thailand, Malta & Gozo, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Norway (Arctic Circle) & Cayman.
Favourite dive spot?
Don’t have a favourite yet… but for cold water diving, I still love UK diving. The wrecks around Cornwall are awesome. They have some German U-boats from WW2 that are pretty impressive. My favourite warm water diving (at the moment) is the Cayman Islands.
Where would you like to dive?
I would really like to dive Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. But ultimately I would be happy diving any cave system!
What brought you to the Cayman Islands?
I didn’t really pick Cayman I ideally wanted to be in a hot country. So whilst I was in Norway I applied for 5 dive jobs in random HOT countries, George was the first person to reply to me… so I decided to come to the Cayman Islands.
What do you love about Cayman diving?
I love the variety and how easily accessible the diving around the island is. I also like the fact that I don’t have to wear a drysuit.
What do you like about working at White Sand Diving (WSD)?
A dive job is a dive job…but the thing I like most about working with WSD is the people I work with. It always makes things easier when you get along with everyone and you work well together. I feel that this is key to making a job worthwhile and it also sets the grounds to provide the best possible service to our customers.
Favourite dive spot in Cayman?
I hope you enjoyed Annabelle’s responses and if there was anything else you would like to know about her or if you would like to request Annabelle as your Instructor for your next dive, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at [email protected] or phone +1 (345) 936-7263.
Annabelle looks forward to meeting you and so do the rest of the crew!