Diving In The Galapagos

by Brenna Holeman














The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
There are really no words, and the photos do not do the day justice. When you are surrounded by dozens of sharks, sea lions, turtles, schools of fish, and a 5-metre manta ray, when you are seeing one of the most diverse and unique ecosystems in the world, when you cry from joy with your mask still on, when your heart nearly explodes out of your chest you’re so overwhelmed with the luck and the beauty in your life – it’s all worth it, every last penny and every last drop of sweat and every last second standing in line at immigration. It’s all worth it.
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Murissa Shalapata September 12, 2012 - 5:31 pm

Amazing images.
I experienced a similar emotional experience in Hawaii. The school if fish and turtles were truly inspiring.
I am hoping to bring an underwater camera to Jamaica when I go. I love snorkelling but have yet to go scuba diving. This post is definitely an incentive!

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Kristi September 12, 2012 - 10:58 pm


I completely know the feeling. When reading your post it gave me the warm fuzzies just thinking about the amazing once in a lifetime experience I had spending the month of June in Sabah Borneo. I know those experiences can never be reproduced and you just have to bring yourself back to reality reminding yourself how lucky you are. I think every traveler has a one up on the rest of the population because you have these amazing experiences and see people, things and places that very few ever get the opportunity to.

Love your blog and I live vicariously through your adventures until my summer begins again, but at least I get the opportunity to share it all with others through my teaching career.

Best Wishes,

Audrey Bergner September 13, 2012 - 2:55 am

Looks like an incredible diving experience. ;D That manta ray is massive! But is that a shark I saw?!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures September 13, 2012 - 12:58 pm

I have tears in my eyes, as there are no words. Wow…

This Battered Suitcase September 14, 2012 - 3:11 am

Murissa – If you felt that way about snorkelling, I’m sure you would love diving!

Kristi – Thank you so much for your nice comment! A month in Borneo?? Amazing…

Audrey – Yes, there were dozens of white-tipped and Galapagos sharks! I love seeing sharks when I dive…

Andi – Thank you 🙂

Bailey@Lost&Found December 21, 2012 - 7:45 am

oh my, my dream! The Galapagos! Dying to dive there!


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