“Here I go, deep type flow. Jacques Cousteau could never get this low.”
♪♫♪♫♪♫ Under the sea we off the hook
We got no troubles
Life is the bubbles
Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful things surround you
What more is you lookin’ for?
Under the sea
Darling it’s better
Down where it’s wetter
Take it from me
Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
While we devotin’
Full time to floatin’
Under the sea ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
This is my story which I hope will take me 30 meters under.
My life has been an adventure since I decided to start travelling; I love to take risks and have lived in places, including Jakarta, UAE and Peru, working as an English teacher. I am 29 now but feel I still have another world to explore. All these adventures made me who I am today, but I know that this life-changing experience as a PADI instructor will positively change my life.
So many people just focus on day-to-day activities, that they don’t have time to really value that there is so much more beyond the normal routine. The ocean is a completely different world.
My favorite movie growing up was Little Mermaid. I used to fantasize about becoming a mermaid and leaving into my little ocean world where all the colors, life-forms and beauty would come alive. It never did happen, but each time I am in the water, I feel like a mermaid that came back home.
My first diving experience was in Australia, and it was excitement, mixed with adrenalin, mixed with fascination of everything going on around me and love for the new world that I had gotten into. My second time was in Gili Islands and this time I was even more amazed than the first. It only keeps getting better with each time. Like they say when you open a Pringles can, “Once you pop, you can’t stop!!!”
The colors, the movements, and the fish that were completely uninterested in us. It was amazing to be able to go deep down and look at all the beauty that many of us are unaware of. However one has to be careful, it is incredibly important to be conscious and respectful just as we are when we visit other people’s houses. We have to understand that we have to treat our dives as a chance to explore and not destroy.
Indonesia is one my top list of best countries to live in. They have the most beautiful and kind people, their nature and mountains are breath-taking, and they have the greatest bio-diversity. The 17,508 islands are surrounded by indescribable marine life which I really hope I can keep on exploring and later show my love and enthusiasm to other new divers.
I believe that I can inspire wonder and excitement to all those new divers coming to learn about the wonders of the deep blue sea and I hope you are able to provide me with the chance to change my life and others.