We’re all stuck at home. The reason why sucks, but let’s be honest: there are far worse things than just sitting on your sofa for a while. There are already many lists circulating on the internet with amazing ideas on how to keep yourself busy during quarantine. Here’s my little contribution, specifically for scuba divers or anyone who misses the ocean.
So you’ve decided that you want to become a scuba diver. Congratulations! You’re about to enter a very exciting world. But not a world without any risk. Your instructor will obviously have a huge influence on the experience you’ll have during the course, but also long after that.
Dauin is a small town on the southcoast of Negros Oriental in the Philippines and mostly known for scuba diving. It’s a favorite destination for underwater photographers, both professionals and amateurs. But famous as the dive sites of Dauin are today, it hasn’t always been like that.
Apo Island is a tiny island located off the southern tip of Negros Oriental in the Philippines. It has been a marine sanctuary for over 30 years, and you can see that the hard work has paid off when you take a peek below the surface. The diversity of the marine life makes Apo Island one of the best dive destinations in the world.
Curious about scuba diving but not sure if it’s worth the time and money? I could write a whole essay about why YES, it is worth your time and money (in fact, I did). But wouldn’t it be great if you could just go for a test d(r)ive before you decide?
As a dive instructor I’m often asked what I love most about diving. It can be hard to explain why it fascinates me so much, especially to non-divers. And while I don’t believe that diving (like any activity) is for everyone, I do think that everyone should at least give it a try.
Believe it or not, I was never a big fan of the ocean. As much as I enjoyed relaxing on the beach, I would only go into the water if the heat became unbearable. And there was NO way I’d go any further than where my feet could still touch the ground.