After many years of saying I was going to do it, and not having time or money, my partner and I did it together in Fiji.
Had a few hiccups with bookings and sea sickness, but managed to come away with a license and an amazing experience.
I highly recommend doing the theory online!! Don’t waste precious vacation time by doing theory! 14 months ago
Going to Fiji next July (already made the 1st payment) to scuba dive and survey the coral for 3 months. 4 goals will just have to wait :( 22 months ago
Finally got started on my online course, so that when I visit my friend in Fiji I don’t have to do any study, just diving. Can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get my butt into gear. Online learning system is pretty wicked and you have a year to complete it! 23 months ago
get certified as soon as possible! 5 years ago
Did it like 2 years ago, and recently did the advanced one. Going to do the Specialty one soon! 5 years ago
Went to Dubai this winter to see a friend who is training to be an instructor, and I got my first taste of scuba. Did 2 days of a DSD, and they threw in some extra skills. I want to get my certification but finding the time and the money is a bit hard. 5 years ago
Completed the open water portion last weekend in Monterey Bay. Water was pretty cold, even under 12mm of neoprene! Vis was about 5 ft to about 25 feet, then it opened up a bit to 10-15 ft vis. Lots of starfish, nudibranchs, crabs, even a few sealions in the water with us :0)
Now I’m all set for vacation in Tahiti… 1 month and counting!! 5 years ago
...the title says it all…
Well, almost all :0) The bf and I plan on a Tahitian vacation in the fall. He’s already advanced open water certified and has dove in Thailand and Honduras. I want to get certified stateside so we can start diving together in the South Pacific.
Trying to find a good PADI training center in the East Bay area, any suggestions? 6 years ago
Got my certification Tuesday, and did my first certified dives yesterday, and was down at 60 and 70feet! Totally awesome. 7 years ago
Last night I took the written final for my certification, and passed with flying colors. I have also spent seven hours in a pool completing my confined water dives. Tomorrow I head for Belize, and Monday and Tuesday of next week I will be doing my open water dives, and as of next Wednesday I will be certified. It has been fun! 7 years ago