Fly Under The Sea
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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!