Diving certification experience with FKD

Two years ago when my life as a scuba diver officially began. I had taken up my Open Water (Level 1) certification with French Kiss Divers Koh Tao in Thailand and I was perfectly delighted about their method of teaching the fundamentals of scuba diving, most especially with safety. I’ve had a couple of dives since then but with the restrictions of going down only up to 18 meters due to my certification level. So, this year, I had decided to take it to the next level by passing my Advanced Adventurer (Level 2) certification with another branch of French Kiss Divers in Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia to be able to dive up to 30 meters as well as to improve my skills.

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What it was like to dive with a giant Oceanic Manta Ray

Due to the strong current and low visibility, we had to do a negative entry (i.e. descend rapidly head first) to the dive site. I was in a lot of pressure because if I f*ck up the entry, I will be drifted away and will miss the dive. I am new diver and the condition of this dive site is not suitable for me however, LUCKILY, my Dive Instructor promised to take care of me throughout the dive. So, bring it on!

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That time I went to Jupiter and never wanted to leave

When most people think of Jupiter, some of the first things that will pop into their mind are the rich and famous, who like to buy mansions over on nearby Jupiter Island. Jupiter’s famous lighthouse is another thing that may pop into your mind, located over on the inlet, having led boats safely into the Loxahatchee River for the last 150 years. Nearby Jupiter resident Burt Reynolds may also pop into your mind, as Jupiter is home to a park bearing his name and was formerly home to a museum of his life. Or if you’re really not familiar with this area, you’ll probably just think of the planet.

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