Veni, Vidi, one time is enough. Came back from the Dominican Republic a week ago and somehow can’t make up my mind about this country. Well, there are ups and downs of that Caribbean tourist paradise. If you don’t fancy reading, just jump to the diving pic slideshow at the end 😛Continue reading “Welcome to the Dominican Republic”
Yes another scuba diving post 😛 After coming back from my last diving trip I was thinking about all those places where I dove and decided to make a ranking of the top 5 best dive sites I’ve visited.Continue reading “Top 5 diving places”
Came back from Cabo Verde yesterday and finally got my diving pictures sorted out. Wanted to share some shots as the diving over there was very much impressive and the guys from Cabo Verde Diving centre did an amazing job.Continue reading “Cabo Verde Diving”
Today is the day before last of my holiday… sadly. Have to say the time went by incredibly quickly. Three months of waiting for this holiday and then it finished in a finger snap. Question is, was it worth going to a place that is not as popular among European tourists as Greece or Spain for example? Yes it was!Continue reading “More from Cabo Verde”
First impression after landing? Not so great. Dark, empty, gloomy. That changed after two days of being here. Cabo Verde is not only beach and desert, but there are also many interesting places on the island. Also, when it comes to diving. I didn’t expect much from diving here – caverns and wrecks but after two diving days I’m seriously impressed. Cabo Verde in my country’s ranking is very close to reaching the top 10.Continue reading “Welcome to Cabo Verde”
Last Friday was a big day for me. For the first time I was talking in public about diving. So far, my diving stories were told only in bars, family gatherings and house parties. It was a bit scary as I was afraid that I’ll be talking to an empty room. It wasn’t that case, the audience was there, and they even asked questions 😀Continue reading “Diving Slideshow”
Last time I raved how fantastic the diving experience is and what my dive drives are. However, you need to start somewhere, which is the most difficult bit if you don’t know where. First time I heard about diving was from my bestie PRS, she is always an inspiration 🙂
We were in the Philippines and she wanted to do a diving certification there. I went with her to one of the dive shops and man, I have to say the diving instructor was a mix between Bear Grylls and Steve Irwin. Anyway, firstly diving didn’t appeal to me until Kleo, or as I like to call him – my Dive Guru showed me some cool underwater pictures. He also told me which reliable dive shop to choose if I wanted to get certified. Two days after the meeting with Kleo, I called him saying – guess what? I’m starting my diving course in three weeks 🙂Continue reading “Diving, how to get started”
To pee in my wetsuit is the sarcastic answer. The long answer is a bit more complex. It means in this and the next two posts you will get to know why I’m crazy about diving, how to get started with diving, some funny stories related to diving and most of all what is it with the whole peeing in the wetsuit thing.
Somehow, every time, when I say that I do scuba diving, people think it’s dangerous and that it is some kind of extreme sport that is associated with high risk. Somehow it is when you are not careful, ignore basic safety rules and play all yippee ki yay cowboy. However diving is not only about jumping into the water and watching fish, there are rules on how to watch marine life. When you do it for some time you figure out it’s more like an escape from reality and very much eye opening when it comes to environment matters like ocean pollution, shark finning or global warming.Continue reading “Alice, why do you dive?”
This post will be more about pictures than about text as it’s the fourth day on the dive boat and I already saw mantas, sharks, stingrays, turtles, big morrey eels, lobsters etc. and today we had a beach BBQ. However, I bet you are asking yourselves, how does a normal day on a dive safari look like?
Well, it’s pretty simple. You wake up and you dive. After the first dive you have breakfast, then you sleep. Second dive, you have lunch and you sleep. Third dive, then you have dinner and… nope, you sleep later. First you look at the pictures you took, chat to your fellow divers, have a beer and then you sleep. Next day, repet 😀Continue reading “Welcome to Horizon 3 Dive Boat”
Maldives were on the bucket list for a long time, especially a dive safari to see all the sharks, mantas, turtles etc. Drawback was that trips to the Maldives were always expensive and I’ve balanced on the edge of reason thinking, am I really that crazy to pay shit lots of money for a one week diving trip… logic always took over here. Finally somewhere mid April this year, out of pure curiosity I went on the page liveaboard.com to see how the Maldives dive safari situation looks like. And there it was! a 50% reduction on one of trips. My reaction was immediate, book it, do it now, what are you waiting for, do it. So I did and now, while writing this post I’m in Male, the capital of Maldives, waiting for my dive adventure to start tomorrow.Continue reading “Welcome to Maldives”