About Mbouteiller
Joined December 2015
Hey there, my name is Monica!

I'm a passionate diver and retired PADI Open Water Scuba Dive Instructor. I love meeting and helping people experience true beauty underwater. I started scuba diving in 1983.

Some people may not feel comfortable about learning how to scuba dive yet have a yearning or curiosity about what they will experience or see in the water. Perhaps they feel they are not strong swimmers, maybe they have issues like equalizing their ears in the water or the fear of sharks close by. I'm here to give as many helpful tips and information as possible through my experiences.

Some other things I love doing are Bootcamp workouts, downhill skiing, swimming, kayaking, Yang Style Tai Chi, hiking, reading books, listening to music, piano, electric guitars, learning, fast cars, cooking and travelling, laughing.... of course... I love my Mac computers too...

It's exciting having my own online business. I started researching a couple of years ago looking for online business ideas. I've always known people were making an honest living this way. I'm so very grateful to have found Wealthy Affiliate!

The best part of having an online business is that I can work on my online business anywhere in the world as long as I have internet and laptop available. How cool is that?

Connecting with a lot of friendly and knowledgeable people here is a huge asset and it seems the best place to be to get a successful online business.

I look forward to helping everyone here too!! Best to you all!
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$5,000.00
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$5,000.00
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How much money per month would you be happy earning?
$5,000.00

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?
$5,000.00

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
40+ hours a week
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Carson Premium Plus
Great goals Monica,

The first step to achieving success online is to set some goals and now that you have done this you can start working towards them. Your goals are absolutely achievable and realistic. Dedicate yourself to working through the training, taking action, and getting help when you need it.

I am personally here to help you and there are many others within the community that will reach out to help too.

You are already doing great, keep it up!

Carson
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mjpd Premium
Fantastic! You are in the right place to get the help you need. Wealthy Affiliate has all the training, tools and support you need to get you to your goals! Good luck and take care! = )
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Howardc Premium
Hi Monica, and thanks so much for adding me to your WA network. I'm glad you did.
I once learned to scuba dive, but never was comfortable underwater. Although I dived often with my son, who by the way loved it, I never developed the passion for it.
Thanks again, and blessings,

hc
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Howard,

You're welcome and thank you for following me. It's wonderful to meet you.

I'm glad you tried scuba diving... I actually got certified twice...lol!

Does your son still dive?

The first time, I wasn't comfortable at all. It was the mask thing.

When I did it the second time many years later, the experience was and is still amazing. I love diving so much, I think about it every day seriously!!

And here I am in Canada... feeling cold, shoveling snow, lol. BUT I actually enjoy shoveling snow and I hate mowing the lawn.

Anyway, I wish you the very best in your online business.

Monica
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Howardc Premium
Super! Almost like A Tale of Two Cities--"The best of times, the worst of times. . ."
Love your message. Thanks so much for sharing. And no, my son hasn't been diving for years.

Before I was certified, we took him to the Keys for his first big dive. Afterwards, we experienced several dives in Florida.

So great to meet you as well. Surely don't envy your shoveling snow. We got a bit of snow this morning. And about five inches last weekend.

Great to hear from you. Let me know if I can help.

Blessings,

hc
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mbouteiller Premium
Thanks Howard..

I'm here to help you too ...

My late husband and I had a dive booked in the Florida Keys years ago but dive shop canceled due to bad weather. One day, I'll return and dive there. It's supposed to be good diving I hear.

Have a Blessed Sunday.

Monica
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Howardc Premium
Thanks, Monica. Matthew really enjoyed the dive.
I have never dived there either.
Loved the Keys, however.
Different to anywhere I have every visited.
Blessings,

hc
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Monica

I was wondering if you ever scuba dived Lake Superior. Quite a few people go there from my area to look at shipwrecks.

Some also like to dive a few of the lakes in my area such as Square Lake which is man-made, and also Perch Lake because of the water clarity at such deep levels!

Have always wanted to try this, another item on my bucket list! Have swum to depths of around 15 to 20 feet when I was younger, but that was my max!

Are you on Instagram? Am usually on this like quite a few of the members here in WA!

Tim
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Tim,

I haven't been to Lake Superior. I heard there are 49 shipwrecks. That sounds really exciting because I do enjoy seeing shipwrecks. I can certainly see myself going there and this I will put in my To Do bucket list. I have a thick wetsuit so it should work fine.

Square Lake and Perch Lake sound interesting too. I looked them up and Square Lake is supposed to have excellent visibility. Perch Lake too but not like Square Lake.

All three are now in my bucket list... yeehaa!

I'm planning on a couple of dive trips this winter.. yup, wanna go somewhere warm, lol!

I also have more topics to write about so thank you.

Sounds like you enjoy water... I hope you will take the PADI Open Water Diver course. You can easily do the theory on their eLearning online and have a year to complete that and hook up with a dive shop after that to get familiar with dive gear in shallow water and finish off with 4 open water dives with your instructor. You will love diving....

No, I'm not on Instagram yet... I hope too by the end of this year.

Have an AMAZING week Tim and thank you for giving me more places to dive!!!

Cheers,
Monica
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Monica

Glad you have some more adventures for your bucket list!

Cheers!

Tim
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CandP Premium
Hello, Monica and thanks for your follow. We are particularly delighted to follow another PADI instructor! If you get a chance, please glance at our post on Ecuador where you will see us after a day diving here a few weeks ago. Introducing others to the underwater world is something to really be proud of, isn't it?
We are also thrilled to have found WA. We love the training and community support.
You have been here awhile now and we hope things are going well for you with your sites.
Continue living your dream and happy diving!
Colette and Philip
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Colette and Philip,

Wonderful to meet you and thank you for following me back. You are definitely in the right place to learn and make your online business a success.

I'm really excited to know you both dive and are PADI Instructors too. How long have you lived in Ecuador? I've had my eyes set on diving at Maui, Hawaii this winter but I think I have to look at Ecuador too.

When is the best diving for Manta Rays and Whale Sharks?

Monica
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JonathanAll1 Premium
Yes, thank you for following. And am hungry to get started.
I finding so much information for goals to success. This is surely a great opportunity with just what I need to develop independence.
Yes www is a big world brought together with WA...

Truely grateful
JonathanAll1
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Jonathan

Wonderful to meet you and thank you too for following me.

I know you're having fun learning and building your online business here.

Follow your dreams, work hard, ask lots of questions... we're all one family here doing our thing and helping others achieve their goals.

Monica
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Monica,

Hope you are fine!
I have been away for a couple of weeks visiting my family up in the North in Scandinavia. It was great to see them again.

Haven't been active at WA during that time. Now I'm back and concentrate on my online business again.

May your business prosper!!
:-)
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Pernilla,

Thank you!

I did miss reading your comments.... so welcome back!

I would love to go to Scandinavia... I hear it's beautiful there! I'm sure skiing is excellent there too. Where is home for you now?

I'm sorta struggling on my site at the moment. Haven't been able to spend much time on it. My sister-in-law has cancer and not doing well.

One day at a time!!

I wish you lots of continued fun and progress in your online business.

Monica
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Monica,

Please apologize for this late reply. Have been so busy working that I‘m totally behind with checking mails.

I‘m so very sorry for your sister-in-law. I really hope she‘ll recover from this severe disease. It‘s awesome kind of you to supporting her in these tough times.

I also hope you have got time for yourself and for your business.

I originally come from Sweden, where my family still lives. Since many years I live in Switzerland (in the „heart“ of Europe). Here there are excellent slopes for skiing. Now it is the summer season and then it‘s nice to go hiking in the mountains.

My business is slowly growing. Wish though I could do a faster progress.

Take care! Wish you only the best!
Pernilla
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mbouteiller Premium
Hi Pernilla,

No worries on the late reply... always wonderful to you from you anytime.

Yes, my sister-in-law is worse now and I think the cancer might be going into her throat and jaw area, she has trouble swallowing and opening her mouth. Sad to see her in so much pain. Prayers are powerful...

My business is not doing well but I will pick it up eventually.

I spend time on myself... work out 5 days a week in Bootcamp which really helps.

One day, I will make that trip to Switzerland.. I have seen many beautiful pictures of the mountains and the culture is amazing.

Don't you wish there were two of us? Lol...

I wish you much success in your online business ALWAYS Pernilla. WE CAN DO THIS!!

Have an awesome weekend!
Monica
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Pernilla Premium
Yes, yes, yes, Monica, we can do this.
We will make our dreams of independence come true!

Praying for your sister-in-law!
Wishing you and all your loved ones health and happiness!
:-)
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you, Pernilla for the prayers and good wishes.

:-)
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