Xian Jie joined us for the DMA Program between November 2010 and August 2011. He came with his buddy Edmund and the two of them quickly became invaluable members of our team.
Why – he was meticulous, responsible and willing to learn, but also, since he was fresh out of National Service, he was ripped!
Slowly, we learned XianJie had a pretty voracious appetite and he also grew out a real MOP of hair, the likes of which have not been seen since. And he also had a penchant for Neon-coloured souvenir dive T-shirts.
Jacki’s version of Xianjie in two words: “Cool Nerd”
A Quick Interview
((As Interviewed by Monica- My comments in parenthesis))
Where are you now and what are you doing?
I am currently studying for my Engineering degree at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
((See, COOL NERD))
What did you like best about your time with ADA?
I had some time between finishing National Service and enrolling in university and was looking for something fun to do for ~8 months. I did my Open Water and Advanced Open Water course with Gill Divers and found out that they had job opportunities, so I signed up with Edmund to work as DMAs for ADA.
I would say that learning about diving was one of the major perks of working with ADA. I got to dive with seasoned instructors who taught me invaluable lessons that made me a better diver. Most importantly, I got to dive frequently -which was awesome!
What is your Best Diving Experience so far?
Diving in Silfra Crack, Iceland! One of my best experiences so far and I highly recommend it to anyone to do a few dives there. The scenery and diverse landscapes in Iceland are magnificent and absolutely stunning.
Any other words of wisdom?
Work hard, play hard!
((It was great catching up with you my padawan, thank you letting me grab some of your photos from facebook. Keep diving in cool places and all the best with your degree!))