Introduction to Scuba Diving
Busy and I wanted to experience Scuba Diving, so we took the Introduction to Scuba Diving lessons from Summer Cruise Dive Resort. Besides, Summer Cruise is just near Cavite so it will be easy for us to get here.
Address: San Luis, Batangas
Lesson Provider: Summer Cruise Dive Resort
Our experience in Summer Cruise Dive Resort at https://happyandbusytravels.com/summer-cruise-dive-resort/
While the instructors are preparing our gears, we were asked to wear the wetsuit. It was not that challenging, because we got sizes which are not that super tight. Well… obviously, I tried to keep my stomach in. 😆
Here’s Busy done wearing the wetsuit.
Tadaaa!! We’re ready!
- When taking pictures under water, use a filter. Violet filter is recommended if the water is still shallow, but use a Red filter already if you are very deep into the ocean. You can notice what filter will be needed if you look into the screen of your camera. I am just excited in the picture above that’s why our red filter is on our camera already. 😆
- Even though your camera is waterproof, you still need a waterproof casing. It adds protection to your camera. It’s better to be safe than sorry 🙂
As I have mentioned earlier, the scuba diving instructors prepared our snorkeling masks, fins, and our oxygen tanks.
Before we head out with the lessons, the resort showed us a video about the introduction to scuba diving.
Heading out to the Diving Spot
After gearing up and watching the introduction to scuba diving video, we went on the boat and head out to the diving spot.
We were supposed to learn the basics of scuba diving in front of the resort, but the waves are strong so the instructors have decided to go to the diving spot and teach us there.
Start of the Introduction to Scuba Diving Lesson
Our oxygen tank with the gears were strapped to us by our instructors.
Then, they explained what are the important gears, and things to remember.
Some of the things that they told us are:
- If water comes inside the mask, hold on the mask in the middle of your eyes, look up and blow hard from your nose.
- If water comes inside the regulator (breathing apparatus), just breathe out hard, or just simply press the circle in-front.
- Every diver should look at their oxygen level moderately to avoid losing breath.
- There is an extra oxygen tank with us just in case our oxygen runs out.
- Buoyancy control device is attached to us so we can easily control if we have to go up or down. Anyway our instructor will control it because we are not yet experts.
- We will experience pressure in our ears so we have to remove it by pressing our nose and pumping out our ears.
- Signs are used under the sea because we can’t talk to each other. (The signs are easy to remember)
Scuba Diving Begins
As soon as we went under the sea, a lot of fishes welcomed us, just like these Parrot fishes.
More Parrot Fish and Butterfly Fish!
Say hello to my Parrot Fish friend who is smiling at us 🙂
We felt the pressure in our ears in this point, so we kept on pumping out our ears. Busy and I has the ability to pump our ears easily even without pressing our nose.
We went deeper, so our instructor adjusted our buoyancy control device.
Going under water and seeing Clown fish will always fulfill every dive. After all they are very famous because of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
We saw our first Clown fish (picture above), then we saw another species of clown fish!
Clown Fish and Sea Anemone
The Clown fish in the first picture has 2 white stripes and the next has 1 stripe.
Did you know that…?
The Clown Fish and the Sea Anemone has a mutualistic relationship. The Clown fish lives in Sea Anemone because it protects them and gives them left over food, in exchange the Clown fish keeps the sea anemone clean and keeps predatory fishes away. The Sea Anemone has poison which can be fatal to other fishes, but not with the Clown Fish. This is because the Clown Fish has a thick mucus layer which acts like a protective shield, which keeps them safe from the poison.
Not too long, we saw a school of Jacks… there are Trevally fishes! These are known as Talakitok in the Philippines. (Thanks to my marine biologist friend, Joseph, for identifying the fish)
Our scuba diving instructors made us pass through the school of jacks!
It was surreal!
Most of the time, I am holding the camera, except for this one…
I always point to something else. 😆 It’s because I wanted to go on to a lot of places under the sea… I was very excited! If I could just talk under the water, I had a lot of things to say hahaha.
Just like this Puffer Fish (Porcupine fish), I kept on pointing on this hahaha.
Aside from the fishes mentioned, we also saw other sea creatures like this good looking Sea Cucumber.
This awesome Giant Clam.
Lastly, this magnificent Green Sea Turtle.
There are still a lot of sea creatures that we saw, but I can’t name all of them.
The introduction to scuba diving lessons lasted for around 25 minutes. We wanted more, but maybe we’ll just go on scuba diving with Summer Cruise again.
Introduction to Scuba Diving Rates
The rates includes the gears, and equipment.
Intro to Scuba Diving (Beach Front)
Php 1,800 (25 minutes)
Php 800 per succeeding dive
Intro to Scuba Diving (Boat)
Php 2,800 (25 minute)
Php 1,200 per succeeding dive
Happy and Busy Travels Smiley’s for Introduction to Scuba Diving with Summer Cruise
The location is just near the resort. So, we arrived in the diving spot quickly.
Value for money
The introduction to Scuba Diving lessons from Summer Cruise is very affordable. So, it is worth every penny we spent.
We had a lot of fun! First, just by seeing the sea creatures! Second, going pass by the school of Jacks! Lastly, we learned how to scuba dive! Perfect!