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Christmas in Bangkok

After the excitement of passing my PADI open water scuba instructor exams, it was soon time to leave lovely Panglao and head to Bangkok to await Ma’s arrival for Christmas. Leaving the Philippines was...

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appearances can be deceptive – edited

It’s been an up and down adrenaline tinged few weeks, the rush of passing the PADI Open water scuba instructor exams soon faded into a panic to look for work, something I resolutely refused to...

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A Bee-autiful day!

One of the gems of Panglao is Bohol Bee Farm, an organic oasis of peace and calm with quite fantastic food and breathtaking views out over the ocean to Pamilacan Island. Far from the...

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PADI OWSI, woohoo!

I could not have imagined two years ago that I would be here today, a PADI certified open water scuba instructor. Because two years ago I did not dive 🐬🐟 I owe so many...

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Almost an instructor…

It’s been an interesting few weeks, at times fun and at times frustrating as all hell. It’s unfortunate that one of those frustrating times has happened today, the DAY BEFORE MY BLOODY EXAMS ah...

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Browsing Bohol

With the start of the PADI Instructor course looming we took the opportunity to explore Bohol before I would have to get down to some serious hours in the classroom. We’d seen various flyers...

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Are expectations at fault?

My heart dropped when I heard there were to be fifteen Chinese divemasters doing the PADI Instructor Development Course with me. The Chinese are the largest growing dive market and so it makes sense that...

dive shop disappointments

Our arrival at the dive shop was less than auspicious, no one said hello or asked if we needed help. Although to be fair that seems pretty common in dive shops with everyone far...

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Philippines bound

As sad as we were to be leaving Nusa Lembongan after almost five wonderful months it was time for the adventure to continue and we were excited to hang out with a good friend...