This is my 7th story in a series of personal scuba diving adventures since I got my PADI certificates. It all begins in December 2012, I’m packing my scuba suitcase for a scuba holiday to Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, with my buddy Victor and our girlfriends. Where off for a week of sun during winter time and a wreck diving experience that none of us had expected. The SS Thistlegorm in Ras Mohammed national still stands on the number one place in my private top 10 list of most beautiful dives.
This is my 6th story in a series of personal scuba diving adventures and memories since I got my PADI certificates. The ocean or sea can have many different colors, but only once did I experience a dive in an emerald sea. Are your surprised to hear that this was during a dive in Holland?! Many people are and usually are amazed about the stories I’m going to share with you now.
This is my 5th story in a series of personal scuba diving adventures since I got my PADI certificates. I’ve already told you about several scuba memories and adventures. However, what does scuba diving really mean to me or to you? A personal question which probably will have a different answer for each of you. As long as I can remember I have always had a connection with the sea. Even as a kid I just loved going to the beach and just stare out at the waves and passing ships. When I grew older this connection just got stronger and stronger.
This is my 4th story in a series of personal scuba diving adventures since I got my PADI certificates. It’s the year 2011 and most of my scuba diving has been in the Netherlands till now. However this was about to change. I decided to ‘sacrifice’ my only holiday that year completely to scuba diving. A great opportunity to get my rescue certificate. The destination… The Dutch Caribbean or more specific the island Curacao. I have a friend living here and working at a dive center. Besides introducing me to the Suunto D4i, he also took me wreck diving on the Superior Producer. A passion for wreck diving was born.
This is my 3th story in a series of personal scuba diving adventures since I got my PADI certificates. After our first dive without a guide we got even more determined to learn how to scuba dive in the Netherlands. We practiced that whole summer till it got winter. This changed the rules more then we thought. This one time we made a mistake which luckily ended well, but which could have ended in a much more dramatic scene.
This is the 2nd story in a series of personal scuba diving adventures since I got my PADI certificates. In this story I’m taking you along how I met my current dive buddy, with whom I still have adventures till this day. It was also our first dive without a guide. A special day and dive that I’ll never forget. How can I, this specific dive is still often ‘the story’ on parties. ;)