This has to be my all time most desired dive experience. One day, I WILL do this, it’s just a matter of when.
I have no doubt that coming face to eyeball with a fully grown whale shark in the open ocean is enough to get the heart racing, possibly to the point of cardiac arrest. There is something about feeling really small while SCUBA diving that really appeals to me – being in awe of something this massive only meters away and aware of me.
Unfortunately they’re hard to find and there are only a few places in the world that they’re still found reliably.
I’m almost finished my PADI Divemaster training. It’s everything I thought it could be and more. I would thoroughly recommend the training to anyone who enjoys SCUBA and already has some experience (75-100 dives is a good minimum I think), and especially if you love helping other people get into diving.
What pushes my buttons is helping others. I get a real thrill out of taking the time to help someone through an Open Water course or lead them on a dive they’re a bit nervous about and seeing them come out the other side with a huge smile on their face and knowing that I played a significant role in them staying in diving and having a great time.
I’m in training in Wellington, New Zealand – an excellent cold-water place to dive, right off the shore!
I want to build a laboratory where I can experiment with a huge tesla coil and other such high-energy devices. I want to discover something new and amasing that will change the world… and have a lot of fun doing it… and hey, there’s just a touch of mad scientist in all of us isn’t there?