I got my PADI Open Water certification in Palawan, Philippines back in February 2015, and I’ve been hooked ever since I took my first breathe underwater.
Life is amazing under the sea.
For anyone who isn’t too familiar with scuba diving, PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors, and it’s the world’s leading scuba diver training organization. There are more than 6,300 PADI Dive Centers and hundreds of thousands of PADI professionals worldwide. A basic certification course costs anywhere from $300-500 USD, and takes 3-4 days of training to complete.
I have been on about 25 dives around the world across 5 countries. They are the following:
– Philippines – Palawan, Oslob, Cebu
– Indonesia – Bali, Gili
– Fiji – Viti Levu, Yasawas, Nacula
– Vanuatu – Efate
– St. Lucia – Dive Fair Helen
My favorite dives include diving through WWII shipwrecks in the Philippines, night diving (pitch black) with white-tip sharks in Fiji, colorful reef diving in Vanuatu and Deep Sea diving in St. Lucia.
I find it fascinating how there is a whole new world under the sea that the majority of us aren’t aware of. Scuba diving is an addiction, and it has turned into one of my top hobbies that I enjoy doing when I travel. I am even starting to plan my travels around which countries/regions I can find great scuba diving, and I am so excited for the future!
If you have any questions about diving, or simply want to share your experiences – please contact me 🙂