Diving into San Salvador’s Ocean

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I still wonder how I got myself diving 12 ft under the ocean to swim with fish, sharks and other creatures I don’t even know exist.

I also still wonder how I made it back to the surface alive since breathing in that I don’t really know what tube under water was the most uncomfortable thing ever.
So basically, before diving into the ocean, which by the way, left me speechless, I had to do two training courses in the pool of the hotel I stayed at. We practiced the signals in case something goes wrong. So many hand gestures to know and yet, so little time, I had to get my brain working and it was too early in the morning.
The course started at 6 am and even though the Bahamas is a hot country, the pool wasn’t that heated that early in the morning. With the scuba diving suit and the bigger-than-me oxygen bottle, I really asked myself why I decided to do this in the first place.
Oh and by the way, if you ever think you are strong enough to carry an oxygen bottle, don’t put your hopes up, that thing is pretty damn heavy! I almost fell backwards when the trainer put it on my back!
So after long hours of training, we finally headed onto the boat on our way to go dive! How exciting! (I was kind of freaking out actually)
On the boat, we put on our suits, our masks, the oxygen bottle, the cables that go with it, the palms and all the little details necessary for a good and safe dive.
When you jump into the ocean with the entire equipment, the trainer told us we have to jump in feet first which was funny wearing palms that made your feet looked like a duck.
And then, walking like a penguin to the side of the boat, ready to jump, I put a smile on my face and told myself this would be one of the best experience ever!
And I jumped.
Want to know the rest of the story under the ocean?
Stay tuned, next article will be up soon!
Would love to hear about YOUR diving experience?
Leave a comment below,
Xx
2016-10-28T01:24:11+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Bahamas|24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Kelly September 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Wow! I would love one day to get the chance to dive like that..i’ve been to so many carribean countries but never had the guts!

  2. celiamae September 6, 2016 at 7:52 am - Reply

    I’m sure the training was worth it in the end! Can’t wait to see the final result!

    • brandtravels September 6, 2016 at 7:57 am - Reply

      Stay tuned then, the next article comes out tomorrow 🙂

  3. Aleksandra Ladygin January 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Oh…i can not swim… so i wonder what a beautifu shots you have! And of course i wait your new story!!!

  4. Jennifer Lee Quattrucci January 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    You are unbelievably amazing! I seriously can’t ever imagine doing this. I live in Rhode Island where we are quite close to the ocean and in and out of the pool all summer but I am not adventurous at all. Who would imagine oxygen would be so heavy ? Again , another wonderful post !

  5. Anthony @oh_anthonio January 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Wow this sounds like so much fun! I’ve never been diving before but I would like to try it

  6. Char January 14, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    What a hidden jewel. I think I have time to add El Salvador on my travels this year. Thank you for this review ❤

  7. MadCatFashion January 15, 2017 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Honestly I want to be there! I loe traveling and there is my life! Great photos !

    • MadCatFashion January 15, 2017 at 12:36 am - Reply

      Soory I wanted to sat that this is a goal in m life!

  8. Coco January 15, 2017 at 10:58 am - Reply

    It must have been an amazing experience!! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  9. Frank January 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    oh wow! I would love to try this out!!

    xx frank

  10. Ria January 17, 2017 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Oh man can’t wait to hear how it went!

  11. Darya January 17, 2017 at 11:50 am - Reply

    This is my dream! Perfect place to visit ❣️

  12. Morgan Ryan January 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    What a fun vacation and getaway spot! Love this travel piece xx

    M

  13. Darlene January 18, 2017 at 1:43 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to study diving! My dad was a legend in diving. I am going to South East Asia this May and this is one of my bucket list !!! so lucky! Must be terrifying experience
    Great job on the courage up! You only live once

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  14. Aimara January 18, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    OMG! I’ve been dying to do this!!
    Looks like so much fun! Can’t wait to read more!
    XO
    Aimara
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  15. Jen January 19, 2017 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I’m kind of terrified of scuba diving but I would really love to try it one day!!

  16. Annelies January 19, 2017 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Ooh I could really use some sunlight right now, looks amazing over there! 🙂

    xx

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    I love this post so much! And the photos look great! Thank you for sharing 🙌🏻

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    Wow what a great blogpost! Love this place !! Amazing shots dear <3

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    Wow ,That post is perfect!

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