SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011)
Issue 249 - March 2021
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An easy to read autobiographical insight into the life of an international Divemaster.
The book is a personal account of Kris's life from leaving Wales in 2003 to 2018.
The initial part of the book covers a young Kris travelling across Australia, South East Asia and South America, during these travels he becomes a qualified diver and eventually a Divemaster.
The body of the book follows his career as a Divemaster, initially shore based then on liveaboards, the list of locations reads like a list of the world's top dive sites!
Initially Utila in Honduras, then the Maldives, Palau in Micronesia and the Philippines with a few more mixed in during time off.
Along the way he develops a passion for underwater photography and video so there is planty for those of you interested in this.
It's an easy book to read, Kris's style is representative of the time in his life, initially a slightly irritating backpacking teenager having a wild time before growing up and maturing into an experienced Divemaster. The final part of the book sees him in a shore based diving salesmen role and ends with him settled in the Philippines with his wife and 2 children.
A good insight into the life of a Divemaster and into the some of the world's greatest diving, you might want to read it before you plan your next diving adventure!
Reviewed by Andrew Reay-Robinson
You can buy the book from Amazon in Kindle (free!) or paperback (£12.99) format.
Confessions of a Divemaster by Kris Mears. 246 pages, Dec 2020. ISBN: 979-8550763384, ASIN : B08P29D6WG
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