So, it’s not exactly a Halloween costume but we thought it is pretty fitting to be posting our first photo of our scuba outfit on Halloween and it’s also the closest thing we’ve got to a costume. That’s right. We’ve decided to get our open water scuba diving certification. As we mentioned in our anniversary post yesterday (see here), we chose to stay on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand for our anniversary for various reasons, one of which was how we chose to celebrate. That would be scuba diving!
We figured since we are travelling and trying to see as much of the world as possible, why wouldn’t we take the opportunity to get certified and see an entirely different part of the world.
Koh Tao not only has amazing sunsets and sunrises, it is also well known by tourists for scuba diving and many people come here specifically for that reason. It’s one of the top places to dive and get certified and it has some of the most amazing dive sites (or so we’ve been told!).
We’re just in the final stages of our certification. We’ve completed the practical component (just finished our written test so wish us luck!) and we’ve got two more dives left in the morning. Already, with only 3 dives, we’ve seen some amazing things underwater. Our course is through PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and the Scuba Shack in Koh Tao, Thailand and we’ve been having one incredible experience with our dive team (shout out to our amazing instructor James and the rest of our diving team!)
We’ll be posting more on our scuba diving experience and what it was like for us as first time divers soon. We can’t wait to see what more the blue has to show us!