Last weekend in Croatia I started my PADI certification. Definitely one of the coolest adventures I’ve been on during a weekend expedition! Where you you scuba dive if you could go anywhere in the world right now?
Close your eyes and imagine the following: you are in the blue open ocean, everything is absolutely peaceful around you. The sun's rays are making their way into the water, creating mesmerising dancing patterns. You jump to the crystal clear water, you turn around, and a group of sharks are swimming around you, looking to your eyes, inviting you to swim and dive with them wich is probably what brings we as humans the closest to a coexisting state and it's the simplest way to explore the underwater world and connect with it. Feel yourself, feel the ocean.
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“Back” // I remember long ago I was in the business of providing your feed with tasteful nudes. After some weeks of working through Some Of The Worst Shit, imma try to get back to delivering on The Good Shit. Therefore hence thusforth and hitherto behold this gorgeous backside of a Cockerell’s dorid dining upon its field of bryozoan bites on the Breakwall. Observing this slugger as I photographed it it was doing this weird “flexing” of its appendages, like something was poking it or bothering it somehow. Looking at the photos later I discovered a possible culprit: A perfectly camouflaged scaleworm embedded near the slug’s butt. I love a good two-fer in Macroland, and this was also the second time that I have seen (back at home on the bigger screen) a similar scaleworm/Cockerell’s collaboration. Anybody know what’s going on here?! Is this a thing? I hope it’s a thing. I love this thing. Mollusk and polychaete, two titans of marine biodiversity, a coupla critters casually creeping over the crusts covering the rocks of the kelp forest. Cool.
🇬🇧 I had the chance to hop on this beauty of a boat and help Luis regain trust in scuba diving. A year ago, he had a terrible 1st-time scuba experience where he was not properly instructed and rushed into the water. I explained the basic skills to diving and went easy on him while in the water. He slowly gathered trust on himself within the underwater surroundings and e finally could enjoy the diving experience. It took a lot of reprogramming to get there but it was totally worth it. Another happy diver 👌
🇪🇸 Tuve la oportunidad de subirme a esta belleza y ayudar a Luis a recuperar la confianza en el buceo. Hace un año, tuvo una terrible experiencia de buceo por primera vez en la que no recibió las instrucciones adecuadas y se lanzó al agua. Le expliqué las habilidades básicas para bucear y fui fácil con él mientras estaba en el agua. Lentamente se ganó confianza en sí mismo dentro del entorno submarino y finalmente pudo disfrutar de la experiencia de buceo. Se necesitó mucha reprogramación para llegar allí, pero valió la pena. Otro buzo feliz 🤘
A few photos from the dives we did with @ceningandivers. Managed to get up close and personally with four turtles 🐢 on the first dive plus more fish that you can shake your reg at. It’s great to see how much emphasis the guides put towards coral conservation. No sunscreen unless it is coral safe was one of the rules which was fine by us. Unfortunately my flash refused to fire so the photos 📸 are a bit blue. Hopefully post production can dis it. 🤞