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- Irene Marcoux
Québec, Canada45.464693, -73.626863 View on map
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I started diving in 1997 in lakes in Quebec, Canada getting my initial Open Water Diver. I then continued to dive recreationally in Quebec and during vacations in the Caribbean.
I got back into diving seriously in the winter 2011 with a Refresher course before a trip to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, where I also did my Advanced Open Water certification. Upon my return, I continued with my Rescue course as well as various specialties to obtain my Master Scuba Diving rating. I continued to dive regularly in Switzerland (where I was living at the time) as well as dive trips to the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
I decided to pursue my passion by doing my Divemaster training. While I was studying I learnt that my HR position was being abolished due to economic crisis, so I decided it was the perfect opportunity to change my life and become a dive professional. I did my Open Water Instructor certification in Switzerland and then moved to Thailand where I continued my training with my MSDT and IDC Staff.
Back in Montreal, Canada and recently achieved my Master Instructor rating. I plan to continue sharing my passion as well as promoting Project Aware and its mission to all my students!