Help us realize our dream!

Ellen Vorsselman Start Date: Oct 11, 2017 - End Date: Apr 10, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
  • Indonésie

My Travel Story

by: Ellen Vorsselman Start Date: Oct 11, 2017 - End Date: Apr 10, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Professional Development
Hello everyone!

Let us introduce ourselves, we are Thomas and Ellen and we have a dream!
During our travels together, we have developed a passion for the big blue, the amazing underwater life and the way it makes us feel when we are one with the water and see a whole new world open up to us!

We have thought long and hard about this, but we have made a decision: we are going to be dive instructors! The reason is that we want to do what we most enjoy in life, which is diving. Not only do we want to make our passion our life, but we also feel that we have a mission. Although we have saved some money to get us started, we still need quite a bit to get us to our goal.

We want to raise awareness about the importance of our seas and oceans, about the animals that live in these fragile ecosystems. Because a lot of animal species are threatened with extinction, but together we can make a change, starting with ourselves. By reducing pollution, respecting the seas and teaching about these beautiful creatures, we believe that we can make a change!

First things first: we have to become dive instructors in order to make our dream reality, because only once we have our certificates, we can start opening our very own diveschool with our vision on life.

To finish off, we would like to share this example with you:
During a devastating forest fire, all of the animals started fleeing the area, running for safety. Then suddenly, the animals saw a tiny hummingbird flying hence and forth between a pond and the fire. He was taking drops of water from the pond onto the fire. The other animals told him; what are you doing? You cannot fight the fire on your own!! The hummingbird simply smiled and said: Yes, but I'm doing my part...
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