My Very First Scuba Dive EVER!!!!
My biggest fears about scuba diving were slowly quashed as the course went on, and then as I dove into the ocean. My fears were: freaking out once I hit the water and forgetting how to breath through my mouth, not being able to pop my ears, and seeing jellyfish… though, there are far bigger things in the ocean than jellyfish, I am legit more afraid of them than I am a shark. Flashbacks to snorkeling with my family back in the day and seeing the welts that my brother had from being stung by a jellyfish…..It was amazing how much I learned in 3 days.
A moment of calm on the ride to the second dive site!
The second dive has less current which was nice. I felt like I had a little more control of my body! We again did skills testing and swam around looking at all the cool life underwater. The max depth we went to (and the max depth I am certified to) is 18 meters. It was SO COOL!!!! After a long day of learning and diving, we made it back to land where we cleaned all of our gear and were dismissed for the day. I had wanted to go out and check out the nightlife on the island, but I was far to exhausted! I got some street food on the walk back to my hostel and lounged before heading to bed. It was going to be an early morning – 7:30am start to do two more dives!