Fly Under The Sea

Fly under the sea
Fly under the sea | Source
dive lessons
dive lessons | Source
our first sea water diving experience
our first sea water diving experience | Source

Learning to dive

As I have mentioned, I am never a fan of scuba diving. I believe that humans as we are, we belong not in the air, not in the sea but rather we belong to the land. Otherwise, we would have wings to fly and scales to swim.

But my sister who is an avid diver, insisted that I should try it. She sponsored my diving lessons up to the time I got my diving license. Yes, you need a license to dive and getting a license involves lessons and practical activities. License are also in different level from the basic open water diver up to becoming a dive master.

Of course its quite expensive if you take all of them, but you can simply take the open water course if your intention is just to dive for fun. There are also programs that offer discover diving where in you try the scuba diving with a dive master and get to feel the whole thing. A short orientation on the basic skills for diving will be performed and from there you are good to go.

Our open water course lasted for 7 sessions starting out with lectures and practical. Certain basic skills were taught that we have to perform which includes mask clearing, breathing technique, regulator recovery, buoyancy compensation to name a few. We started out in a swimming pool and for all of the activities and after which transferred to the sea.

Many people thought that it is difficult to dive if you do not know how to swim. Actually, you do not need to know how to swim in order to dive. The course was fun and easy even my wife who joined me along with my nephew and niece passed the course without a problem.

my diving buddy
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Dive with a buddy

After learning and gaining my license, I continued to dive. Normally once a month or twice a month I visit the underwater world. My instructor told me that if you have not tried scuba diving, you only see 30 percent of the world. Since the world we lived in is composed of 70 percent water.

After knowing this, I have realized that there are many more things to see. But it is really important to dive and follow the rules. One of the basic is Never Dive Alone. You should always have a buddy when you dive. In fact, it is more fun if you dive with a group.

a coral in prayer
a coral in prayer | Source

Enjoy the view

Its amazing world out there, under the sea. You will be surprised on so many things. Its a different world as what divers say. I truly agree. Because of this, I have decided to buy myself a diving camera. I need to share to the world how wonderful it is out there. If you take a look along some of the pictures I have taken.. Truly, you cannot find them in any other places except under the sea.

Check out my praying coral picture. Well, at least we know that even under water their is faith.

starfish at large
starfish at large | Source

Starfish

When I was young, I used to pick up starfish in the shoreline. I throw them back to the sea. I was afraid that they may die if left alone under the heat of the sun without the water.

Well, look at this giant picture of a starfish. It humbles itself peacefully lying under the sea.

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Sea cucumber

Are you familiar with a sea cucumber. What was the largest once you have seen in actuality? I bet not so big. Well, check out the picture I have taken on one of my dives. Yes, that's a sea cucumber. I could not believe my eyes as it is indeed very large.

fish feeding
fish feeding | Source

Fishes galore

Fishes are wonderful creatures. They are one of our main sources of food which are rich in protein. I am sure that you have seen them in aquariums and perhaps have some in your house as a pet. But there is nothing more exciting than swimming along with them and perhaps feeding them.

They come in different colors, sizes and shapes.

the big one over me
the big one over me | Source

The big fish

If your lucky enough, then you may have the chance to see the big one! Yes, the big one indeed. There is no substitute to seeing the real thing and under it. Generally whales are friendly creatures and despite being so big, they are indeed very gentle creatures.

How else will you get a chance to be under them and to swim along with them...

Dive Video

If still you are not convince that life under the sea is great. Then check out my video below which I have taken in one of my dives. This is actually a shipwreck near an island not far from my place. The area has been declared a sanctuary area and is therefore protected by the government.

Because of this, marine life is so abundant that many go there to snorkel and of course many like us go there for scuba diving.

Under the sea by jpso138

Fly with me

So there you are guys. I hope that I was able to give you a glimpse of what its like under the sea. Do not be afraid as it is really such a great experience. My only fear is that you may get hooked like me.

Well, no problem at all. We can always dive together. So what are you waiting for...

Come Fly with Me... Dive with me!

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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Fly Under The Sea great hub on diving, I have not gone that far but sounds a worthy experience.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi DDE, thanks for dropping by and for the comment. Yes, diving is such a worthy experience. You should try it later on.


sheilamyers 2 years ago

Wonderful hub! I love all of the pictures and the video. Diving is one of the things on my bucket list even if all ever get to do is like my brother where he wore a special helmet and couldn't move around a lot. Your hub describing the process to learn has made me more eager to learn. Now I have a question about the video. What was that thing that looked like a grave marker? Was it some kind of historical plaque about the wreck or an actual marker to honor the dead?


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Marie Flint 2 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

While I was in college, I had actually thought I would pursue a degree in Marine Biology. Jacques Cousteau was someone I admired with his concern for the ecology of the oceans. Diving, undoubtedly, would have been a required curriculum.

I thoroughly enjoyed your pictures and video. Yes, it is another world, and it's ours!

Voted Beautiful.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi sheilamyers, thanks for visiting my hub. I believe what you have tried is the aquanot where you just walk around. Its nice but you will surely find diving much better. With respect to the marker, its more of a plaque signifying that the place is a sanctuary and is protected by the government. It also implies that spearfishing is not allowed.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi Marie Flint, great to hear from you. Well, you can always try out diving later on and appreciate the beauty under the sea. Thanks for the vote...


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agusfanani 2 years ago from Indonesia

I do believe that life is very beautiful down under the water. This hub even gives more evidence the beauty under the sea.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Thanks agusfanani for coming over. I believe that you also have great places for diving in your country. Hope you can try it out later on.


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kidscrafts 2 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

What a great title! You peaked my curiosity just with the title!

What a great experience it must be to dive deep in the sea! Thank you for sharing your pictures and video! I liked what you mentioned about your instructor; for sure if you don't dive.... you miss a lot of the world!

Thanks for sharing!


sheilamyers 2 years ago

JSPO: Thanks for the explanation about the sign. I'll definitely have to look into learning how to dive.


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molometer 2 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

Wow what an excellent hub on diving. A sport which I really enjoy.

The video was brilliant too.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi kidscraft, thanks for the comment. Hope you can try it out one day.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

hi sheilamyers, no problem at all. Do hope that you can try diving one day.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

@molometer, thanks for dropping by. Glad to know that you are into diving. I think there is no need to elaborate that this sport is certainly amazing.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

You're so lucky to be able to do this. Thanks for sharing your adventures. You've inspired me to want to do this somehow, someday, some way. Thank you!


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi flourish, you should try it out one day. Thanks for dropping by.


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Denise Handlon 2 years ago from North Carolina

OMG This is a beautiful hub and video. Your last line says it all...you resisted and now you are hooked. I would probably be hooked as well, if I could get over my fear of drowning. I do swim, but have this pathetic fear that I would drown while diving b/c I can't figure out the gear, lol

Beautiful photos. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I shared also on my pinterest: Beauty board.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi Denise, thanks for dropping by. I hope you can overcome your fee of diving. I am sure that you will surely get hooked once you try it. I hope to see you dive one day...thanks for sharing.


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markdarmafall 2 years ago from Moundsville,WV

This is a great hub. I enjoyed all the pictures that was used in the Hub. Great wealth of information. Wish it was warmer out I am ready to go


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Thanks mark for dropping by and appreciating the pictures. Hope to see you dive someday!


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Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic photos and I loved reading about scuba diving. I have only ever done snorkelling, so will keep your hub in mind next time scuba diving is presented to me, and tell myself not to be afraid ;)


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi Suzanne, thanks for the visit. I am sure that once you try scuba diving, you will definitely like it and will surely wish to dive more.


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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

I enjoyed your hub and the video gave a good feel for what diving would be like.

I have always wanted to try diving but up until till now I haven't done it.

After reading your article I will definately try it one day.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi anna, thanks for dropping by and check my hub. I do hope you will be able to try scuba diving later on.


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Mike Robbers 2 years ago from London

Very beautiful hub, i love the sea and everything about it!!! Voted up!!


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi mike, thanks for the visit and for the comment. The sea is great and views under it are amazing.


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wetnosedogs 2 years ago from Alabama

I am your basic home body, but I enjoyed reading this. It would be wonderful to see the wonderous world under water.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Truly wonderful hub Jonathon,

It is a great commentary of the enjoyment of diving and the wonders of the sea. It makes me want to learn to dive. Very good video as well, and images. Voted up.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

Hi wetnosedogs, believe it or not. But the one thing that makes me go out when I am not heading for work is scuba diving. Thanks for dropping by and for the comment.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

@jodah, thanks for dropping by and for the vote. I hope that one day you will be able to try scuba diving. Its not really difficult and you will surely see that there is a world out there...


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A brilliant hub and voted up for sure.

Eddy.


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torrilynn 2 years ago

Nice hub. Thanks for the information. Voted up.


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JPSO138 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International Author

@ eiddwen, thanks for the vote and for dropping by.

@ torrilynn, happy to see you here. Thanks for the vote.


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CelebrateUSA 2 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

JPSO 138,

This is fascinating - yes, I have been missing 70% of the world! The world is a magical place and the under the sea is even more mystifying. There remains so much for us to learn. Greatly enjoyed this hub. Voted up! Thank you!

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