Merty loved water from an early age. During the summers, her Mom would send her and her sisters to the pool from the moment they woke up until dinner time. She had no idea that those hours upon hours of playing sharks and minnows in the pool were actually training for her future career as a Divemaster.
Merty began diving in 2013 on a family trip to the Cayman Islands. After that first glimpse into the underwater world, she was hooked--taking every possible chance to dive. Prior to arriving on Koh Tao in February on 2016, Merty was working at a successful technology start-up in San Francisco, California. She came to Koh Tao with the intention of staying just long enough to complete her Divemaster course before returning to the states. When the course came to an end, Merty knew she was not ready to say goodbye to the fish in favour of a desk job back home. She has been here ever since.
Aside from diving, Merty loves being active--cycling, hiking, skiing, swimming, field hockey, etc. She also loves to draw and brings her sketchbook everywhere.
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