Seeing as I featured a lot in this diary, I thought it only right to make a little comment for Gemma of my own.
Gemma you have been a star throughout your Internship. I couldn't have asked for a better student. Anything I have asked you to do, you have gone out there with the guts to do it and put your all into it, and done it well. You are an excellent instructor, and from day one of your IDC I had no doubts you would fly through it with bells on!! And you did. I pushed you hard and you had hard times, but you came through and have made me very proud of you. It brought tears to my eyes that you called me your mentor and idol I thank you for that, but don't put me on that pedestal, aim to be on it yourself because you will be and should be there.
Congratulations to you, Thalia, Matt and Phil you were a great team and I dont think I have had so many laughs (till my belly ached!) for a long time. And to Dippy Dave for becoming a IDC Staff Instructor may there be many more!
I gave Gemma a Christmas present yesterday I got to ring her and tell that she had her first day of paid work - Discover Scuba Diving Course and she got to do pick ups for the first time she was so excited she bounced!