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Monique (Mo) Y. Tarée
Instructor / Professional Photographer
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Years of Diving Experience
Years of Teaching Experience
Learn More About Mo
Why do you like to teach others to dive?
It is great to have the opportunity to introduce your students to the underwater world, for them an unknown world at first. Teaching them all the risks involved as well, and the skills they have to master is a whole process. Within four open water dives you see them evolving tremendously (in most of the times) which I find very rewarding. There is absolutely a WoW factor after each time we submerge underwater and get to witness the other 70% of earth, that will change us for the better and helps us appreciate our beautiful oceans.
Why are you passionate about underwater photography?
I like to teach the basics about the underwater photography to new photographers, it is great to help students to create beautiful images of the underwater world and show them how to get better pictures with their own camera. Besides that, it is interesting to see the differences in creativity and see their taken pictures through their eyes…
How did you get started diving?
Back in the days in the early 90’s, I went several times on vacation with my Dutch friends to the South of France, they had their own tanks and equipment and I joined them many times. Right away I knew I was infected with the dive virus. The more I could dive the better.