Finally, I have received my Scuba Diving License :D Remember Tioman Island ? The reason we went there is because hubby wanted me to learn how to dive & get the license so I can dive with him later on . . . Cool ha?! NOT TRUE! Wait til you read about the horror I’ve experienced :/
Before getting married, we were getting acquainted over the phone & deciding where should we go for our honeymoon & what to do there! He told me that he wants me to learn how to dive & get the license as I said so that we can dive everywhere whenever we want to! His idea of traveling & relaxing is DIVING! I was so happy & excited, yay new experience & all, stupid me :P
P.S. Husband has Advanced Open Water License, he can dive up to 40 mtrs & he did! Can’t believe how he did it :/
We reached Tioman Island, went to Swiss Cottage Village & looked for Tioman Diving Centre, he wanted ladies to teach me, lucky me all of them were sweet British ladies! my instructor was 25 yrs old & she’s a dive master (Rosie I miss you) She’s amazing & so friendly :)
There were 2 Dutch couples with me! They were very sweet & kind! Kristel & Mike! Kristel was good in comprehending everything & practicing it under water but Mark was OMG! he kicked me under water so many times! Til Rosie told him to focus & swim with his partner, away from me :P
The kit is really very VERY heavy! When I was moving the cylinder & weight belt, i looked like an old lady, walking with her back bended to the front! Storm was coming that day so the sea was a lil bit mad! Getting in the water is easy but hey wait til you start wearing your fins (i hate that part)! & start swimming on your back using your fins (so difficult wallah)!
I start deflating my BC & then the horror starts . . . even though the regulator was in my mouth, i was breathing & my BC is on me, i thought i was gonna suffocate & die! As i was descending to the bottom of the sea, i was thinking “I’m getting out of this water & I’m gonna tell him i dont want to continue this course, that’s it! I just don’t want to”! Rosie & Rhon (American Diver-Helping in the course) made us relaxed & comfortable under water, which took around 20 minutes I guess :P Then everything started to look beautiful & amazing :D
My 1st open water dive was 10.7 mtrs in Ringgis Island! It was a boat dive which I had to throw myself in the water from boat! I made a scene in the boat, told them I wont do it,I’m not throwing myself from the back not knowing what’s down there! Rosie explained that I’ll be floating coz I have my BC on LOL (stupid me)! I finally did it & it was a piece of cake!When we started descending, It was mind blowing, I didnt want to go up! I saw so many kinds of fish & corals! It was like another world! I’m so happy that I continued this course & got the license, because there’s nothing like the life under water! So many cute little nemos were there . . .
My 2nd Open Water Dive, was 6 mtrs because a storm was going to hit again so we didn’t want to go far! In this dive i saw the scariest fish of all time, it was called Buffer Fish! I was going to faint because it came straight to my face! Thank god Rosie & Rhon were there hehe, it turned out to be a friendly fish & not harmful at all, but she’s so damn ugly!
Anyways, the whole experience was magnificent! I enjoyed to the max! It’s some how an achievement, & can’t wait til I go diving again! which will be soon nshallah! If you’re thinking about it getting the license, go get it! Just the 1st part will be scary but then it will be so beautiful & fun :D
Rosie & I
My enemy, Buffer Fish