RRB in the Philippines | Diving in Mactan

Even though we didn’t plan our Philippines trip around diving specifically, we wanted to fit in a couple dives during our vacation. Since this was our fourth (of five) R&Rs/RRBs and we don’t have any beach vacations planned for the foreseeable future, this was our last chance to dive in who knows how long.

RRB in the Philippines | By the Numbers

Kail and I took our third RRB (regional rest break) to the Philippines. It wasn’t an ordinary vacation. It was my first trip to the Philippines in 30 years. I was born there, but when I was one year old, my family immigrated to the United States. It took three decades, but I finally made itContinue reading “RRB in the Philippines | By the Numbers”

Thailand | Diving

I admittedly had low expectations for diving in Thailand. I know — that sounds crazy since Thailand is known for some of the best diving in the world. Or so say the internets. I feel like every country/reef/ocean boasts about its unparalleled dive sites and diverse sea life, so as a diving novice, it’s hard to say where the “best”Continue reading “Thailand | Diving”

Maldives | A Video

http://youtu.be/e3-EkmBy5-8Overall, we had a wonderful experience diving in the Maldives. There was just the one dive with the super-strong current (which our dive instructor told us was a “medium” current, to them). In the video above during the shark footage you can see all this plankton and other debris flying toward the camera.

Maldives | Diving

Grey reef shark.Kail and I did 10 dives on our recent RRB in the Maldives. We spent a total of seven hours and 59 minutes underwater. Less than a year after receiving our PADI Open Water Diver certification (and about seven months after obtaining our Advanced Open Water Diver certification), we’ve completed 28 dives.