Diving at Nusa Penida

Decided i was going to sneak out to dive with the Mantas at Nusa Penida. This was more a celebratory dive since i was holed up in my room preparing for my PMI-PMP certification (which i cleared 🙂 ) for three weeks. Landed in Bali and i quickly signed up with Neptune Scuba Diving. I sent them an enquiry and Yoga from the dive club got in touch with me and walked me through the options. I was a bit skeptical since i read everywhere that you needed to be atleast Advanced certified to dive at Nusa Penida and i was only a few dives old. Yoga assured me that i was going to be in good hands and i decided to go ahead with the dive trip. I signed up for a full day 3 dive package which included pick up and drop from the hotel. Gracia was going to be the dive master who i was going to be tagged with. She was extremely professional and fun to dive with. I had my first experience watching the majestic Manta Rays at Manta Point during the first dive. The water was murky and the visibility was poor but i am not complaining.  Second dive was at Crystal bay where we saw two Octopuses mating, saw a moral eel, hermit crab, flounder, etc. Third dive was my first drift dive experience. The corals at SD point were bright and colorful. We even saw a pair of huge turtles and hung out with them for a few minutes. Another couple who accompanied us on the trip told me they saw a whale shark and they signalled us to join them but we were too late. Wish i could have had some proof but the word goes that if no proof, then you didnt see it 😉 Heres a brief video of the dive experience.

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Dive while you can

Yay.. Another country and another item knocked off the bucket list. I am finally a SSI Certified Open Water Diver.

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Laos -Vientiane… so full of Wats

Probably the most impromptu vacation ever. This time to Laos, wedged between Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. Temple run continues in another Southeast Asian country having deep buddhist and hinduism roots. Another country struck off the list.

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Absolut Viet !!!

This post is probably 2 years overdue. Just realised i have been spending an awful lot of time on work and have not taken time to update the blog. So here goes, catching up a two year old journey update to Vietnam.

Keeping up with the tradition of taking on new experiences on each anniversary, this time we travelled to Vietnam. With a bucket list of items to tick including a gastronomic exploration in Hanoi to the magnificent Halong bay cruises to the tunnels at Saigon.. We did it all during our 5 days.

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