Friday, February 11, 2011

Jason gets certified!

For a long time now, Jason has wanted to get SCUBA certified.   I completed the course with my Dad when I was 16 and Palau would have been an ideal time for Jason to get his certification had we not been living off our savings for the year.  When we decided to go to Apo, we were excited to find out that it offered some of the best diving in the Philippines and open-water SCUBA courses to boot.  Jason put this on his Christmas wish-list and thanks to his family's generosity enrolled in the 4-day course the day after we arrived.



















While Jason was spending his days in class, studying and learning how to breathe underwater ...
This is how I was spending my time...


























I caught a bug before we left Shanghai and was incapable of much for the first 3 - 4 days on Apo.  Not fun.  At least when I had the strength to sit up, this was my view:
 
















By the 5th day, I was  feeling A LOT better and we were able to go on our first dive together!  It was amazing!  Apo has some magnificent reefs, with such a variety of coral and fish - it was almost overwhelming trying to take it all in.

2 comments:

Will said...

Congrats on your SCUBA certification Jason!!! Glad you're feeling much better now Carrie :)

Molly W. said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry for the rough start!! Glad it got better though! and GO JASON!