Savoring The Dive At Baling Hai

8 May

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Is it weird to wonder, while scuba diving, why Sebastian from the movie The Little Mermaid looked so much more like a lobster instead of like a crab? While diving the Baling Hai site off of Boracay, Philippines, a lobster was one of the many things that I had to pleasure of seeing and I couldn’t help but be reminded of Sebastian, the lobster-looking crab, who had me singing in my head, “Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor. Such wonderful things surround you, what more is you lookin’ for? Under the sea, under the sea, Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me…” With so many amazing sights to see in the ocean, but not much to listen to, I was left with my own thoughts and tunes to narrate my experience in the depths of the ocean.

After gearing up and doing a back-roll off of the side ledge of our boat, my dive buddy, Randy from Scotty’s Dive Center, guided us down the coral wall to an unforgettable underwater adventure. There is so much to see in the ocean. Most times, when looking one way to see something, we miss seeing something else. That’s why it’s best to dive with some one who can point things out, even when it’s to let me know that I missed a stingray. There was; however, so much that I was able to see, like a huge sponge, tons of different types of fish, and coral. The best part of the dive was seeing a school of fish completely still and sleeping, and now I can actually say I know what it’s like to sleep with the fishes.

2 Responses to “Savoring The Dive At Baling Hai”

  1. Trrishy May 10, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    That’s so awesome! I’ve never done scuba diving before, a part of me would like to try it just once but a part of me is scared of all the things that could wrong! Lol you’re like a pro now after having been so many times! Good for you! Savor savor savor!

    • Sarah Frances May 11, 2013 at 4:56 am #

      It’s an amazing experience. You should try it! Some people really love, and others don’t feel comfortable, but in order to truly enjoy the experience, you have to let go. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. I love it.

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