Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dive Oahu - Wordless{ish} Wednesday


I'm embarrassed to admit I've lived in places like Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands without ever getting my scuba certification until a couple of weeks ago. I love to skin dive, and the only thing keeping me away from scuba was the price. It can be a pretty expensive hobby. But two weeks before we left Hawaii, Daniel encouraged me to bite the bullet and get certified incase we get stationed somewhere we can dive. Other countries tend to charge even more than the United States for scuba cert. Getting certified only took a week- 2 days in the classroom, 2 days in the pool, and 2 days in the open water. I'm so glad I did it... I had SO much fun. I didn't really reach any new depths or see anything I hadn't seen skin diving, but being able to stay underwater without coming up was just awesome. I felt like a mermaid. I can't wait to do it again.

The place we dove is called Electric Beach. It is one of the best spots to dive on the island because of the thermal pollution from the nearby power plant. I had only been there once before during my 1L year. I went with a group of classmates. We did some snorkeling and ate some opihi. Here are some pictures from that time around (2009):

16 comments:

  1. Oh how cool! I know exactly where that is! I was just back home in Hawaii this summer and I'm already dying to go back. Great pics! Love that you guys saw a honu while diving.

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  2. The underwater photos are amazing. Congrats on getting your scuba certification.

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  3. Love the shot of you under waters what a wonderful adventure x

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  4. Fantastic post and amazing photos!!!

    I would love to go diving but I am not brave enough! I blame my sister for making me watch Jaws when I was 7! ;o)

    bet it was amazing! Thanks for linking up! x

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  5. Oh wow! That is awesome! =)
    All the best,

    Jana & Vanessa from charming Berlin ♥

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  6. Oh how cool! That's something I've always wanted to do - I'll have to follow your lead. ;) LOVE all the shots! :)


    Social Butterfly

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  7. Underwater camera?? Those pictures are pretty rad!

    Congrats!

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    1. thanks! it was just a waterproof case for my camera!

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  8. You are so brave. I am so afraid of sharks. Thanks for linking up!

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  9. Fun fun fun! Price is why I haven't been certified yet either. But, it kills me that I live in Hawaii and I'm not! One of these days I'm just going to have to go for it.

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  10. WOW!! That is so incredibly awesome!! The pics are wonderful!

    http://tc-twistedfairytale.blogspot.ca/2012/09/click-pic-above-to-get-to-other_26.html

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  11. Oh man, these photos are awesome! Looks like you guys had a blast. And, we have that same blanket!

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  12. Oh, that is so neat! My husband's been talking about getting his diving certificate lately too. I can't really justify it since I doubt we're ever going to live in a place like this again, but...after seeing your pics I might just let him! Haha. =)

    p.s. Thanks for linking up for Wednesday Walkabout!
    Sarah from GI Joe's Wife
    gijoeswife.blogspot.com

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