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Scuba Diving

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by sarah, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. sarah

    sarah Member

    Basically...Spent 5 days scuba diving in Cuba and boyfriend and i got our licenses. Now i'm literally obsessed. Can't stop thinking about it in fact.

    Already booked tickets for an exhibition in October and intend to try and buy all my own gear as well.

    What are everyone's experiecnes with scuba diving? Any amazing destinations? We've already done Egypt but we didnt have licenses last year so don't think we fully appreciated it. So Red Sea is definitely a must for us again.

    Going to get my underwater pics developed and if there are any good ones i'll scan them and post them up. Went round two shipwrecks which were literally amazing.
  2. Greg

    Greg Active Member

  3. I've been told that the Maldives are good for diving and so is the waters around Australia :)
  4. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Get them developed to CD save scanning them in, then you can print mahoosive pictures (imagine that's one advantage of being Manager of a printing company :p)
  5. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    Pulau Weh (I saw Turtles, Lion Fish and Moray Eels just when snorkelling there. People who scuba dived there saw Manta Rays almost every day and Whale Sharks once in a while.). You can stay there in basic huts on stilts in the water for £1 a night and the water is so clear you can see tropical fish just looking down from your balcony.

    Rinca and Komodo also has good diving and snorkelling. Alor and Pantar are supposed to be really incredible but only for very experienced divers. Loads of sharks and dangerous currents.

    Papua New Guinea is supposed to be the best place for diving and has the highest diversity of tropical fish and coral in the world.
  6. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Would love to do this one day, one thing ive always wanted to do
  7. charles

    charles Senior Member

    i've done great barrier reef and dominican republic...

    most of the time all i was thinking about was the fact i was missing out on some decent waves on my surfboard.
  8. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    I enjoyed it, but cant help but say it was a little boring - I would like to do some cave or rip dives though.
  9. sarah

    sarah Member

    Oo Dominican was where i first did it 3 years ago, but looking back i think it was pretty boring there. I''m sure Cuba wasn't the most exciting of places but we saw some massive Barracudas and Moray Eels. It;s the sharks we want though and i want to see Turtles.

    Going to bookmark those pages thanks Aarlev.

    I;ve been told Maldives is one of the best places as well but really difficult diving because of the currents. A couple we met said that they ended up having to cling onto the reef so they didnt get swept away.

    Going to get the pics done today...can't wait!
  10. sarah

    sarah Member

    Thought i'd just post some of the scuba pics up...
  11. sarah

    sarah Member

  12. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Cool photos Sarah, must have been warm waters to wear the half arm/leg wetsuits?
  13. sarah

    sarah Member

    Yeah it was reeeallly warm. At the top it just felt like a bath!
  14. all it would be missing is the bubbles :p

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