About My Diving

By , Friday 8th June 2007 5:35 pm

I did my first ever scuba dive in Dahab whilst backpacking around Egypt in 2003. I did the try dive on the off chance and as soon as I was under the water I was hooked. I’ve always been fairly comfortable in the water so took to it fair well (I think ;))

Try Dive, Dahab, June 2003Just completed the PADI Open Water Course
It took me another year until I re-entered the water to do my PADI Open Water course in Thailand. At that time I made two of the stupidest statements ever…

  1. I’ll never dive in the UK, it’s cold, there’s not much to see
  2. I don’t think I’ll ever be into wreck diving it’s just a bit of rust on the seabed

Arriving back in Wales and the end of a relationship made me decide to go and and meet new people. A call to the guys at Cardiff Scuba and the very next weekend I was in Stoney Cove doing my Advanced Open Water course. The people I met on the course were great and the weekend was such good fun. Another couple of the guys on the course were doing their drysuit course the week after so I joined them, especially seeing how cold it was in a semi-dry :(

I then slowly built up my dives, finally taking in a nitrox course and rescue diver course. Kit built up slowly with plenty of bad purchases along the way :( but some really good ones. It’s been almost 3 years now (200+ dives) that I’ve been diving and has seen me visit Egypt a few times, Tenerife, Orkney Islands, to name a few. Most of my diving is done either off the coast of West Wales or down on the south coast of England.

My favourite type of diving is going down to see wrecks. I’m slowly learning more about ship building and identifying more and more parts each time I go down. My favourite dive trip iso far has been up in Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands diving the German WW1 Imperial Fleet, you can’t get much better than that ;)


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