It all started with a dream, I will spare you the details but if you really want to know you can read all about it in a previous post. It had something to do with buying an Island and become a scuba instructor.
I did not buy the the Island (yet) but I became an instructor. At least 1 part of the dream came true. But I kept dreaming. As a kid I dreamt that I wanted to become a fire man, or an astronaut but no I became an entrepreneurial scuba instructor with a never ending urge to travel. This year almost everything came together and I founded Book Your Dive.
Book Your Dive is moving forward on schedule and is being built with a lot of love and passion in Amsterdam. But why should we stay in Amsterdam, if we can do the same thing in lets say:
- Costa Rica
Therefore we have decided to pack our bags, laptops and scuba gear.
"We are going on a Caribbean Road Trip!"
This is what we will do..
On the 29th of December 2012 we will fly from Amsterdam to Cancun. From there on we will take a bus to Playa del Carmen and will have a nap in our apartment (which we are still looking for)
The plan is to stay 3 to 4 weeks in Playa and Cozumel from where we will inflate our mobile office and where we will proceed with our lives work The big difference is that we will be operating in a lovely climate, we can meet our customers in person and we will be diving every weekend!! :)
After 3 to 4 weeks we probably pack our bags, deflate our mobile office and drop down towards Belize. This rhythm should continue for 6 months until we catch our flight back in June 2013 from Curacao to Amsterdam.
I know it is a hard knock live but we have to deal with it...
When you are reading this and you are in one of the countries mentioned above and you would like to meet us, please let us know. We would like to meet you too.
Gentle Men, Start you Engines
The official warming up for our trip will be when we travel to DEMA in Las Vegas in November. There we have planed a #scubatweetup together with Darcy Kieran from The Business of Diving Institute.
Why a #tweetup? We thought it is a good idea we put face on our social media friends.
Will you be attending DEMA too? Join our 1st #scubatweetup 13th of November at 4PM the Venetian Las Vegas Casino. Don’t worry if you are not able to make it. We will be organizing more #scubatweetups during our Caribbean Road Trip.
We will keep you posted as we plan our trip the coming months.
With Love from Amsterdam,
Rutger and the Book Your Dive team
Article written by Rutger Thole who is an avid scuba diver and loves to travel, dive and write about scuba diving. Based in Amsterdam he runs bookyourdive.com and at least twice a year he plans a dive trip of the beaten track.