Welcome to Doha Heat podcast. Unfortunately, this is one of the last few podcasts I recorded in 2020 and Doha Heat will be no more. It's going to be shelved, but you can still go back and listen to all the other episodes. It will be available on any of your podcast apps. And, there is a lot of good content that we recorded over the six years and we've had some amazing guests.
So I like to do a big shout out to all the guests that have been on Doha Heat. And I would like to give a big shout out to all my fabulous hosts that have taken this journey of this great podcast. It's a great six years snippet into. The life of the community that is here in Qatar. So a big farewell, I think there are three more episodes to go out and this is one of them.
And this episode is an interview with Israa Sameer. She is an amazing lady who just by chance had, was doing a film for a school project. And she was inspired by the first Qatari, woman diver here in Qatar. And it changed her life. So I hope you enjoy her story. Bye-bye so diving, how did you get into diving?
It all happened. suddenly I was looking to make a production from, with wa, which was my year capstone to be graduated from the university. And I had like 10, ideas and the 10 ideas in that time, they all like vanished. I couldn't do anything. My brother just suggested that I will make a film about the first Qatari and.
instructor in scuba diving. I said, no, no, not very interested. I love swimming, but I don't like scuba diving at that time. And they really, I really don't know anything about it. So, it all happened like that. I contacted her and she said that I have to get a course, to capture her inside the water. So that happened.
And from that time to now, every year I take a course and sometimes every, like, At six months, they get a course. Then I reached the instructor and assistant instructor. Wow. So how many years has that taken for you to become an instructor from 2016 to right now? No. So four years. Yes. But people can do it like in two years or one year, but I like, for me, it was like a funny thing.