Diving In The Galapagos (Part Two)

by Brenna Holeman

The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

(videos courtesy of Scuba Iguana)

I am so grateful for the travelling I’ve done, and I am especially grateful that it introduced me to my favourite hobby, scuba diving. I’ve now been diving in seven countries and have another dive expedition planned for this May in the Red Sea.

Some of the best diving I’ve ever done was in the Galapagos Islands; I was blown away by the amazing animals and fish I saw as well as the physical and mental challenges it brought. I had never been in such cold water or such strong currents (save a drift dive I did in Indonesia) and after my 4 dives there, bringing my dive total to nearly 40, I feel even more capable underwater.

I love the above video for many reasons, mostly because a shark swims right above Kerri and she doesn’t know it (I’m the first girl who waves at the camera, and she’s the last). Whenever I watch this I think, how many other creatures have swam right past without us knowing? I bet a dozen whale sharks swam beside me in Honduras while I was looking at some tiny nudibranch. Harumph.

Diving in the Galapagos also provided me with one of the best moments in my entire life:

If I could have screamed with joy, I would have. Instead I did my best underwater freak-out after a 5-metre manta ray swam directly above my divemaster and me.

Only three more months until I’m underwater again. I can’t wait; scuba diving is one of the most natural, peaceful, and exhilarating things I’ve ever done. I’ve never felt happiness like the happiness I feel when I’m under the sea.*

Have you ever been diving? If no, is it something you’d like to do? If yes, do have any dream diving locations?

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angelperak February 17, 2013 - 12:44 am

We just had our first diving experiences in the Gili Islands in January and, despite a fluke accident on the first dive, loved it! Cant wait to go again. We’re thinking we might try Sri Lanka next. Love the videos!

This Battered Suitcase February 17, 2013 - 8:22 pm

I got my Advanced certification in the Gilis…the diving is so amazing, some of the best I’ve done! I’d love to go back there. I don’t know anyone who has gone diving in Sri Lanka, you will have to let me know how it is!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures February 17, 2013 - 2:40 pm

I’m obsessed with diving, although lately whenever I dive I get really sick for a couple of hours afterwards. I always feel so nauseas. Just dived two days ago in the Caymans Islands with the stingrays and it was a lot of fun. Best diving was without a doubt living on a live aboard in the GBR in Oz for a couple of weeks. Also, loved the diving in Brasil and Belize. I’m trying to get my husband to dive, so that we can be dive buddies.

This Battered Suitcase February 17, 2013 - 8:25 pm

That’s too bad that you get sick! I wonder why that is. I would love to go diving in Australia one day, it’s been a dream of mine for a while. I hope that my future partner also loves to dive; I think it would be a great hobby to share!

Agness Walewinder February 18, 2013 - 3:04 am

Awesome videos girls! I’ve been always scared of diving, did it once in Egypt and had a traumatic experience LOL, but yours look like an awesome experience!

This Battered Suitcase February 18, 2013 - 7:39 am

Oh no! That’s too bad. I hope that one day you will be able to try diving again…

Rika February 19, 2013 - 2:08 am

Love your videos!! I love diving, but might be biased as a dive instructor 🙂 I think the best diving I’ve done so far is a tie between Roatan and Cozumel!

This Battered Suitcase February 19, 2013 - 5:35 am

What??! You’re not biased at all. 😉

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