New crew… Amit Oren

I was born in Jerusalem, where there is no sea. I first discovered the sea was more than a beach at the age of 22 and since then just couldn’t leave, it became a passion. I love everything about the sea. In a period of 6 years I became a windsurfing and kitesurfing instructor, a Dive-master, had a skipper license and a B.A. in marine sciences. I’ve tried to start my M.A. in biology, but there was one little problem, I was too much time in the lab and not enough at sea. When the first crises in my personal life happened I couldn’t stay away anymore from my energy source, I had to go back. This time I’ve decided to make the sea more than a passion, it had to become my life. I’ve left my studies, and a comfortable scholarship, to find a way to make my dream come true. I guess the old saying is right, when the student is ready the teacher asperse. When I found Don’s massage I just couldn’t believe it, it was just what I was looking for. But there were two problems; I didn’t have any money and doing this kind of things was not a natural part of my personality. I always dreamt of an adventure but was never the adventures type. Tried traveling before, but that didn’t go well. You see, my biggest fear is the unknown. All my life I’ve tried to put myself only in positions that the final outcome is predictable and safe. Get a good education and a good job was my way, but it just couldn’t cut it anymore. When I understood that I had to deal with this fear before it was too late I bought a one-way plane ticket, sold everything that I’ve owned and gathered just enough money to go. So now I’m going to the other side of the world with hardly any money to see how it goes. I’m afraid at times but for the first time in my life I’m excited about the future. I think this is going to be a great adventure.

Amit Oren