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.
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”
Turtle release, El Salvador.
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”
After a quick couple days in Bangkok, we flew to Krabi, a southwest Thailand beach town on the Andaman Sea. Phuket is the more famous beach in the area, but our friends who previously lived in Bangkok recommended Krabi as a quieter, more laid-bank alternative.
I’ve shared the highlights of our trip to the Maldives, including diving (with sharks!). Now I’m going to talk about our resort: Holiday Inn Kandooma Maldives. Or rather, I’m not going to write as much as let the pictures do the talking.
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.
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.
Kail and I recently returned from our second (of three) regional rest breaks (RRB). Where were we? Paradise. Otherwise known as the Maldives. The Maldives are an island nation on the Indian Ocean comprised of 26 atolls, ring-shaped chains of islands/reefs.