INTERVIEW WITH MOHAMED SAEED
(Dive & Water Sport Center Manager, Euro-Divers Eriyadu)
Back in March 1990 I started my career in the tourism industry as electrician in Rihiveli Beach Resort. Shortly after and during July 1990 the compressor tender of the dive center went for holiday and I offered to help filling the tanks which changed my life forever. I liked the work in the dive center and with the guests so much that I left my job as electrician and joined Euro-Divers as a compressor tender. Curious why the guests went for diving I was eager to learn diving myself.
That was an ambitious target as during that time I didn’t even know how to swim. With the help of the dive center team I made it and got soon after certified as a diver. From that day onwards I was in love with the beauty of the underwater world of the Maldives. Several years later, already with some experience under my belt I finally became PADI Divemaster and guided regularly our guests through the beautiful dive sites of South Male Atoll.
With the help of Euro-Divers I went for my next big goal, to become a diving instructor myself which I reached in 1997. Working at several Euro-Divers dive centres and increasing constantly my knowledge I became the Dive Center Manager of Atoll Explorer in 2001. During this time, I had the chance to explore every little corner of the Maldives with our guests.
Many times, our guests asked me which dive site I like most? I just can say, even after 30 years of diving I still like every dive, every little fish I see.
Not only the fantastic underwater world amazes me. It is everything, working with remarkable colleagues from all over the world, a great company, hand in hand together, share knowledge and work together to show others the beauty of the ocean.