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Featured Author // August 6, 2018

Why Scuba is the Ultimate Experience

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There are countless ways to spend your free time, but only one gives you the opportunity to explore the world in ways no other activities can match. Here are a few reasons why scuba diving is the ultimate experience:

Weightlessness.
Many people dream of training to be an astronaut, but only an elite few actually experience weightlessness in outer space. Divers, on the other hand, can get weightless anywhere there’s water – floating above a reef, gliding through a wreck, or hovering mid-water like a genie.

There are countless ways to spend your free time, but only one gives you the opportunity to explore the world in ways no other activities can match. Here are a few reasons why scuba diving is the ultimate experience:

Weightlessness.
Many people dream of training to be an astronaut, but only an elite few actually experience weightlessness in outer space. Divers, on the other hand, can get weightless anywhere there’s water – floating above a reef, gliding through a wreck, or hovering mid-water like a genie.

 

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Scuba allows you to move in three dimensions.

With the exception of pilots and a few high-flying olympians, most people can only move side to side and back and forth, but scuba diving allows you to move up and down – even upside down. Moving in three dimensions is such an unusual experience, new divers have a hard time getting it right – floating up too quickly or crashing down hard. If you find yourself struggling, the PADI®Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialtycan help dial in your skills.

Anyone can dive regardless of gender, age or physical ability.
Scuba diving is a sport you can enjoy from age 8 to 88 and beyond. Children can try scuba gear in a pool at age eight and get PADI certified as young as ten. Learn more about scuba diving for kids.

PADI’s Adaptive Diving programs, and organizations like The Cody Unser First Step Foundation and Patriots for Disabled Divers help disabled individuals and veterans suffering from traumatic physical and mental injuries to experience the underwater world.

Scuba diving can be enjoyed year-round, almost anywhere in the world.
Some activities can only be enjoyed during a particular season, but scuba divers can enjoy their favorite activity anytime, just about anywhere there’s water. In locations where the local dive site may be frozen solid, divers grab a chainsaw and go diving anyway.

 

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Getting scuba certified makes our world a better place.
When you get a scuba certified with PADI, you support our Four Pillars of Change corporate social responsibility program. Together with PADI Members and our partner Project AWARE, we protect marine animals and work to improve the health of our oceans. In addition, PADI supports programs that help disabled individuals learn to scuba dive, and individuals who use scuba diving to make a positive impact in their community.
If scuba divers do not take an active role in preserving the aquatic realm, who will?” – John Cronin, PADI Co-Founder

Source: http://www2.padi.com/blog/2018/02/26/scuba-ultimate-experience/

 

Featured Author // April 25, 2018

Exhausted With Mainstream Sports? Check Out Scuba Diving!

 

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Very few hobbies or sports are as exhilarating and as exciting as Scuba Diving is. It gives you an opportunity to be up, close and personal with the undiscovered life underwater. The majority of the magnificent world below the waterline is yet to be explored and when you do Scuba Diving, you become one of those lucky few to get a glimpse of this exotic view. Due to the unmatched thrill it provides, no wonder that Scuba Diving has become extremely popular with people of all ages.

 

 

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If you want to experience the thrill of Scuba Diving, you will not find a place as inviting as Moalboal, a small town to the south-west of Cebu, Phillippines. Moalboal is one of the most sought-after diving destinations across the globe and is famous for its huge shallow water areas, full of turtles and sardines.

You will find many diving resorts in and around Moalboal, such as the Turtle Bay Dive Resort, which will provide an enriching and unique experience. You can explore the beauty of the water world in a calm and laidback atmosphere and at the same time, enjoy the world-class amenities provided by these resorts. Rest assured, your mind and body will be refreshed and rejuvenated after you encounter the wonderful diving experience in this tropical paradise.

There are a lot of spots available around the Moalboal area and about twenty of these spots are within 15 minutes of the Turtle Bay Dive Resort. The Pescador Island, with an amazing school of Sardine, attracts a plethora of divers every year. The Marine Sanctuary is another spot where you will find plenty of leaf fish, soft corals and huge sea fans. This is a great site for the photographers. The Tongo Point, Copton Point and the White Beach are a few more famous diving spots in this area.

If you want to have a whale shark experience, Turtle Bay Resort will arrange for half-day excursions to a beach in the Tan-awan village, Southern Cebu, which is 77 KMs from the resort. The scenic drive of 90 minutes, along with the coast of Cebu and the magnificent sea conditions are bound to provide you a once in a life time experience.

 

Diving Courses

 

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Leave your worries behind, if you are yet to learn diving at all. The famous waters at Moalboal are a fantastic place to explore diving and resorts here offer many short-term diving courses. It is always better to be well trained before you set out for diving and PADI is regarded as the best Scuba diving certification across the world for beginners. Turtle Bay Resort offers PADI courses such as Open Water and Advanced Open Water. These courses have duration of maximum four to five days and anyone on or above the age of 15 can avail these. They offer E-learning facilities as well where you can opt for completing the theoretical portion of PADI Open Water Course anytime, anywhere, at your own convenience.

 

 

Author’s Bio:

Lysha works at Lalco Residency- Service Apartments in Mumbai for 1 month- and she loves her job. Helping clients and monitoring the progress of business strategies along with her leadership skills makes her perfect suit for Hospitality services. You can catch-up with Lysha at Lalco Residency in Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

Chris White // January 30, 2018

8 Reasons to Dive The Philippines

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1. Chosen as one of the Top Three Dive Sites in the World

It has been scientifically proven that we are the epicenter of marine biodiversity in the world.   488 of the 500 known coral species in the world are found here spread in over 13,000 square miles of coral reefs, many of which have been grown since the Ice Age.  Plus there are over a thousand different species of marine life. All of this can be enjoyed with water temperatures averaging 28C. I will post more blogs giving the details about the Coral Triangle.

 2. Delectable foods

Each region has also its own particular cuisine.  Filipino food is a diverse blend of Oriental, European and American culinary tastes.  Fresh seafood is abundant here.

 3. Full of exotic and pristine beaches.

Boracay Island is but one of the countless beaches that you can enjoy here.  With more than 7, 000 islands here, world- class beaches with crystal-blue waters of both the China Sea and the Pacific Ocean are abundant here. Explore the other top beaches here: Alona Beach of Panglao Island in Bohol, Coron and El Nido Islands of Palawan, Dumaguete, Camiguin Island and of course, White Beach and Lambok Beaches at Moalboal and Badian in Cebu

 4. We are a vibrant, fun- loving and eclectic group of people

The Philippines has 16 regions each with their own particular culture, personality and beliefs.  One thing that is similar in each and every Filipino is their hospitality and love of fun which is infectious.

  5. Value spending

Here in the Philippines, your money will go a long, long way.  We manufacture and export world- class products such as furniture, jewelry, accessories, food, guitars (made in Mactan) plus there are branches of globally- renowned brands here.

 6 Relax and rejuvenate

Treat yourself at our spas and health centers at a fraction of the price in your country. Of course, you can enjoy a full-body massage in the newly opened Bay Spa at Turtle Bay Dive Resort.

 7. We are an English- speaking country

Over 90% of the population speaks English in addition to  Filipino and their own local language.

 8. Philippine Fiestas

Filipinos never forget to be thankful for their own patron saints and bountiful harvest by celebrating their town’s festival.  With countless towns and cities, we are a veritable land of fiestas and festivals anytime of the year. The famous Sinulog fiesta in Cebu City culminates on the 3rd Sunday of January each. The Moalboal fiesta is celebrated on May 15 & 16.

 

Photo by Melody Cool

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