Danielle Schofield – PADI Marketing Coordinator
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A quick bio from Danielle Schofield:All Posts
“I joined PADI in April this year as Marketing Coordinator – an exciting role which has allowed me to take my experience in PR and Marketing and apply it to my biggest passion in life – diving! Based in our Bristol office, I organise a range of campaigns and events, most recently of which was the PADI Village at last month’s Birmingham Dive Show. In my spare time I volunteer at a local wildlife rehabilitation centre and (apart from diving as much as possible) I enjoy snowboarding, surfing, travelling but also just relaxing with friends and a good film.”
When did you first learn to dive? – Just over 10 years ago, whilst studying at University.
How many dives have you done? – I’ve logged around 450 (around half are UK dives).
What is the first bit of dive equipment you bought? – Apart from my mask and fins, it was a very second (fifth?) hand BCD!
If you could only pack one bit of dive equipment to take with you on a trip what would it be? – My mask! Everything else you can borrow with ease, but a perfectly fitted mask is harder to find!
What is your favourite dive site in the UK? – I’d say the Aeolian Sky. I’ve only done it once, but I’m desperate to go back and dive it again!
What is your favourite dive site in the world? – That’s tough! I’ll go with one of several favourites – the Hema I wreck in Grenada – I’ve never seen so much life (big stuff, too) on any other dive!
What song do you currently like to listen to before you go diving? – I like to listen to what’s around me – the sound of the waves against a boat is relaxing. But, a bit of Marley doesn’t go amiss either!
What is your favourite animal underwater? – It’s got to be the shark! Closely followed by seals.
What animal would you love to see on your next dive? – My ultimate would be a blue whale but in slightly more realistic terms, I’d say a Manta as I’ve still not seen one!!
What dive site is at the top of your to wish list? – I’d love to dive Silfra in Iceland.
What sort of food do you pack in your lunch box to eat between dives? – A good sarnie and a packet of crisps, and definitely plenty of chocolate.
If you could go diving with someone (dead or alive) who would it be? – I dive a lot with my Mum and I honestly don’t think there’s anyone else who could be a better buddy!