Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hi, I'm an Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver!

It has been over a week that I've been in the Philippines, and I'm loving it. A week and a half left here, and then it is home - Vancouver.

One of my goals on this trip was to become certified as a scuba diver. And, one hour ago, I did! I finished my final dive with Philippine Fun Divers (a GREAT scuba shop), and am now certified with not only my open water, but also my advanced open water certification. What that means is that I am trained to dive to 30 meters without a guide, but always with a buddy. More on this when I get home and don't have to pay for each second online!

Other than that, I'm fine and the new adventure begins tomorrow - the Search for the Whale Shark! I will attempt to get up to the small town of Donsol to swim with the mammoth sharks. It will be tough though. Tomorrow brings a 16 hour ferry ride north to Masbate, and then another ferry to Donsol. And there's no guaranty there will be sharks! (But in high season - February - people claim to see 15 in one day!) Wish me luck!

Post soon!


Anonymous said...

Buy an underwater camera !!!!!!!!!


Raptor Lewis said...

Good Luck, dude!!

Peter Bond said...

Did, Warren! Photos coming soon (once back in Van.)

Thanks Raptor!