My First Dive
The staff at Aussie Divers Phuket talk about their first dive.
The first ever dive I did was on the Great Barrier Reef out of Cairns, Australia around 2004. I did a two dive PADI Discover Scuba Diving with a friend and it was her idea.
The trip that we went on was a spit between snorkelers and scuba divers. Most were snorkelers.
The experience was quite strange for me getting used to breathing underwater. I can recall not feeling too comfortable until the second dive. From what I remember the colors of the coral were vibrant and the was not that far below the surface. It was a nice dive with good visibility.
Strangely enough, I was not hooked on scuba diving then. That can 18 months later when I did my PADI Open Water Course in Phuket.
I cant remember my 1st ever dive but it was probably in Egypt somewhere when I was around 10. My mother and father used to holiday there regularly.
The 1st proper dive I can remember is when I did the OWC in Capernwray Quarry, England. I can remember because it was 4c and my hands were numb after 20 minutes. One of the reasons why I became a PADI Instructor in Phuket.
My first time scuba diving in Koh Tao when I was 12, did it with my sister (10) and mom. Mom saw a whale shark which is something I love reminding my boss.
After such a glorious start to scuba diving, it was an easy choice to continue scuba diving.
Patsita-Nice Jay Jiratipayabood
I began my diving with an open water course with a very jaded English instructor in Pattaya. I think I was 19 or 20 then. He strapped me with 4kg of lead and as soon as I let out some air, down I went. All the way to the bottom covered in diadema urchins. Had to use the tip of my fins to move them around so I had a little spot of urchin free sand to settle while waiting patiently for everyone else to come down.
I always remember this first day when I am teaching. It inspires me to b the best scuba diving instructor possible.
I began diving with a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience at Koh Tao in 2008/2009, really don’t remember much of the dive as I had ended up on Koh Tao after a full moon party at KohPhangan.
First official dive I remember would have to be my PADI Open Water Course at Cook Island on the Gold Coast. Such an abundant amount of fish life including turtles, wobbiegong & leopard sharks, which inspired me towards becoming a PADI Pro.
First dive, was on my first holiday in Thailand. 1.5 month into a 2 month trip, and money slowly started to run out, I thought one more adventure on this trip, while sitting in an Irish bar in Krabi. On the other side of the road was a dive center, and just went over there. That was it. Sold.
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