I’ve always love being at the beach. The salty wind, the warm water and the bring sky are my fuel to live. I would usually go for a swim or just stay in the water for hours; it calms me. The sea has these magical powers the soothes me and it’s not a surprise when having an Open Water Diving license is in my bucket list.
Why Diving? I remembered during my first trip to Phuket, my friends and I went for snorkeling at Chicken Island. The underwater view was twice prettier than anything I’ve ever seen. Fish were everywhere and they were friendly. I even saw few species of sea creatures but because I was wearing a life vest, I couldn’t go deeper. That was when I knew I must have the license so I can see more of what the ocean can offer.
With that in my list, I started to learn and study bits by bits about diving. The fun and the safety part. Even though I love the sea, the ocean and the beach, I am actually scared of drowning. Although I don’t have any accident before, the fear is there. In other words, I’m actually the last person to ever have a diving license but I believed that we need to push our self and fight against our monster. Drowning is the monster and I am my own warrior.
After nearly a year of planning, I finally got a chance to take my licensed and boy, I prepared everything for anything. So what does one newbs need to bring when one is heading for his/her first diving trip?