#np It’s a yes or no, no maybe -Katy Perry "Dark Horse"
Finally, the moment that I've been waiting for has finally arrived! Getting my freakin' diving license!
Being the very nice awesome person I am, I will not deprive you guys of information and thus will share some of my adventure. This post itself will cover all 3 days I used to get my diving license. All dives are done in Pulau Sapi and we went with Diverse Borneo, which is under PADI.
Fact: downside of diving, I have post-earthquake-shaky-illusion due to staying on the boat for far too long. Big waves, rocking boat, you get the idea :/
(I still feel it now...)
Day 1: Theory Day
So yes, day 1 is just theory and watching a VCR that takes around 4-5 hours, and then you're done.
Day 2: skills-learning
The day started with meeting up at Jesselton Point, Diverse Borneo's store room where they put all their tanks and diving equipment. But cause I arrived soooo early, thanks to my friends who are morning people, we had lots of time to spare so we end up taking tons of pictures.
Our briefing was conducted on the boat and then we put the skills into practice near shore. We'll be under water when kneeling but if we stand up, we'd be out of water. Learnt stuff like, hand signals, how to remove your mask and get rid of water when you're underwater, what happens when you're second stage regulator has problems and what to do when you're out of gas, yada3....
Since we've got like 10+ skills to learnt all in all, we did a few before and more after lunch.
Fact: The most important thing in diving is to never hold your breath and breathe continuously.
Another I learn is NEVER PANIC, just relax :)
First lemme clarify, this is the other side of Pulau Gaya, the settlements are at the front of the island. The food is awesome! It's really good! Or may be cause I was starving like crazy, devoured it all before I even thought of taking a picture of it.
After lunch we marked our Knowledge Review (the set of questions we had to do during theory class).
Day 3: A few more skills and FUN DIVING
Our last briefing was learning how to use the compass and controlled emergency swimming ascent (CESA- what to do when your buddy is too far away and you're almost out of air)
Fact: As students we usually start with 200 psi/bar.
So after all our lessons, training and fun dives
GRADUATION, but first...
A quiz and then final exam. We took our quiz after lunch (same place as yesterday) and finals at Jesselton Point.
Fantastic news: We pass with what I considerably a high score (I dont expect much anyway) :D so yay! Graduated!
Mission accomplished: diving license obtained!