With the range of cost you can actually put your gear together from $600 to $3,000 depending on your preferences, brand of the equipment, model and technology. Of course you get what you pay for and you need to be vigilant in understanding each unit item and what the brands offer. But you don’t have to pay full price on even top of the line items…here are tips on how to save and put together your first scuba gear.
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It’s getting hotter and hotter in the Philippines because summer is already here. One of the popular activities during summer is snorkeling since our country has been blessed with a teeming underwater world. For this week’s post, I’ll share my amazing snorkeling adventure in the stunning Balicasag Island. Balicasag Island Panglao Island in Bohol is [...]
Beautiful animals and plants underwater. Careful they sting!
I’m no scuba diver. I’m not a good swimmer either, but I love to explore the sea with all its living creatures underneath. Yes, I am also a selacophobic, but it didn’t stop me from discovering the undersea world. Since, I’m still saving up for a beginner’s course in scuba diving, I just resort to [...]
Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau – Place of Refuge You have committed an infraction against ancient Hawaiian law. The system of justice is simple and efficient. You are sentenced to death. Since you live on an island, there is no chance of escape. Or is there? All you need to do is reach Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau, the Place [...]
If I sum up all the fees I’ve paid for excess baggage charges on airlines for bringing my scuba gear, I could buy another set, or afford a dive trip to the Maldives! I’ve been aware of this challenge since my first inter-island dive trip, but it was made more pronounced after our near-mishap-dive in [...]
“We have three seas,” I was told. “Med, Red and Dead.” The other two didn’t live up to their names. I mean the Mediterranean may have been the center of the known world once, but it can’t really claim that today. And the Red Sea? Well, it isn’t scarlet, vermillion or crimson. The Dead Sea [...]
641 kilometers (398 miles) south of Metro Manila in the Philippines lies, what’s been dubbed as,The City of Gentle People – Dumaguete (doo-mah-get-eh), the capital of the province of Negros Oriental. A captivating hodgepodge of sun, sand, sea, food and endless supply of good vibes. Legend says Dumaguete was coined from the Visayan word “daggit,” [...]
What is Scuba and what does SCUBA stand for? Scuba diving is one of the world’s most practiced extreme sports. SCUBA stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus – your life line to the world of air breathers. Scuba diving allows people to spend extended amounts of time underwater – this time can last anywhere from [...]
Few corners of the world offer so much variety in so little space as Hawaii’s Big Island. If you can get yourself to the middle of the Pacific, here are a few tips to make the most of your time: Volcan-O Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is not only a must-see travel destination, it should be one [...]