Hi Jody and . I am very happy that you joined the team and hope to see alot of you here. Your trip to Maldives is a dream dive vacation. I hope we get there one day. Kenya sounds very exciting too! Awesome vacations!
Hope you will drop by the Narced Divers Lounge where we hang out and chat! Summer has been quiet but things should pick up once we are all bundled up inside again.
You can also join us on our weight loss challenge. We set our goals every month and post our weigh loss every Friday. You will find that in the Challenge section. Hope to see you there.
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)
From wine what sudden friendship springs! (John Gay 1685- 1732)
I noticed many of the members here are from overseas so I hope you don't mind me joining in!
I have always had a thing for Marine life and really wanted to be a Marine Biologist but my life didn't quite turn out like that. I first went snorkeling off the coast of Cuba in 2009 and I was hooked on reef fish. I bought myself a little reef tank and then last March I went to Dahab in Egypt and completed my PADI Scuba Diver Cert (I did find it quite hard...I am not a natural diver). I went on to do 11 dives there and was amazed.
This summer we went to an Island in the Maldives called Vilamendhoo and I did my Scuba Diver to Open Water upgrade. The house reef on the Island was the most amazing thing I have ever seen, I saw turtles, octopuss, huge Moray eels, sting rays, cuttle fish, lobsters and even a Manta Ray. It really was a dream come true. I also got to snorkel next to a whaleshark!
I don't have my dry suit cert yet so haven't done any diving here in the UK but we are going to Kenya next March for a beach and safari holiday so I will do some more diving there. I have also applied for a place volunteering on the Maldives Whaleshark Research Programme for next summer which is why I joined SP. I really need to lose weight and get fitter because it will be very physically draining!
I have lots of pics on photobucket of the Maldives and my diving in Dahab and am always happy to share if anyone wants to see them.
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