Hi Prashanti, tell us a bit about yourself.
Born in Australia, I’ve always enjoyed and been drawn to the water. A former professional career woman, living on a tropical island was always a dream but it wan’t until I was 30 that I grabbed the bull by the horns and went for it. Now I get to live my best life in the tropics… Plus, I get to dish out orders to the boys and generally keep them busy. 🙂
When did you realise that diving was more than a hobby?
I was traveling with a friend and went to Thailand. It was there I did my Open Water course and was so inspired my instructor, I said to her, “I’d love to do this for a living”, and she said, “What’s stopping you”? After a little reflection, I though… What not! So I went back to Australia to tie up a few loose ends and moved back to Thailand to start a new career in diving. That’s where Darren and I met and the rest, as they say, is history.
Favourite dive site?
Oh I do love Manta Point when the mantas are swimming in mating trains… They are so intent on doing what comes naturally that they ignore the divers and fly past all around you. Breath taking!