Be an Open Water Diver & let the world be fully yours.
The Earth is 71% water. To us divers, it's almost impossible for most of us to cover the ENTIRE world in one life time...
Perhaps the very free and wealthy folks can, but to the rest of the diving community, having just 50% of the world to uncover is already a big dream.
Here are my top 5 personal reasons why I want and started diving.
It's a big step into the hobby zone but trust me, once you start you will not want to stop!
Mother Earth has so much to offer.
#01 : Friends!
I came into the diving scene with only one friend who dives. He is a long distance friend that I traveled with and we agreed to try diving together.. But unfortunately for me, he went ahead to learn first because he couldn't resist the temptation and couldn't wait. When I first took my Open Water, I didn't know anyone who dives, I was nervous and it felt like the first day of school where you didn't know anyone or anything... Trust me, that's all just in your head. I made friends almost immediately and during my Open Water course and realised that the "rare exotic friend who dives" is no longer true. There was a whole bloody boat of divers! It was so silly of me to think I'm going to be a special snowflake cause there were divers left and right everywhere I went and soon enough, I found myself surrounded by divers sharing their experiences and stories and I knew I was where I should be.
#02 : Mother Earth & Her Wanderers.
Being a travel lust, diving for the first time was so surreal. It was quiet.. creepily quiet.. I mean, other then hearing the sound of your buddy's bubbles from breathing and the instructor occasionally knocking on his air tank to get your attention, it is REALLY quiet underwater. So peaceful.. No phone calls, no social media, no nagging parents... While we swam across the reef, just a few inches below our bellies to the corals, my mind still couldn't wrap around the amazing things I've been missing out for the whole 23 years of my life. Which was insane. I've traveled to most parts of South East Asia and being Asian myself, I've never known that we were in the center of the top few best diving spots in the world.
#03 : The animal lover in me taking a big step into a even bigger picture.
When we see pictures and videos on stray animals on the internet, we always go feel that tiny heartache for the hungry little puppies or the abused Orangutan in a tiny cage. While diving, I saw first hand on the damage we do to the world on an even bigger scale. During my second dive trip, the leisure group were cleaning up the reefs and they picked up aluminium cans, fishing nets, cigarette butts, plastic wrappers and more.. One of the divers shared that during one of his previous clean up dive trips, he found a dead Nurse Shark under a fishing net trapped with all the drifted trash. It really opened my eyes to see how much I waste and affect the Earth and I am slowly making changes to my daily habits to reduce and reuse whatever I can and also to recycle.
#04 : Endless Discoveries
Imagine feeling weightless and completely free, in a world so mysterious and unknown – Standing on the edge of a boat, about to jump in, this is always the thoughts that cross my mind. Every dive is completely different. What will I see today? What are the conditions like today? Which one of my endless adventures will I embrace today?
#05 : Mindless Adventures
In the midst of the eerie silence of the ocean, there's nothing much to think about. You will not think about what's for lunch. How much work is left to be done when you get back. Heck! You wouldn't even think about what your boyfriend or girlfriend is doing while you are out on a dive trip. Everything feels completely perfect, peaceful and all you have to do is, literally, just breath and let the ocean drift you in a way it feels like you're in a dream.
If this doesn't convince you to try out scuba diving then I do not know what will!
Take a leap of faith, a big step into a whole new world. We will be there to help you along your adventures!
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Pssst, this was my first time diving. A video I compiled during my Open Water Course~