Do you want to go find Nemo, mola molas & mantas? Then diving in Bali should be on your agenda. Follow along into the deep blue, let's go down!

The other day I met a guy. We dated for a bit and I started to really like him despite some glaring differences. He drank Kombucha, I prefer Champagne. I like burgers, he liked tofu. He was a scientist, I am a writer. He had an apartment, I have a suitcase. All of this wasn’t enough to deter me and not the reason it didn’t end well. He was just not that into me it turned out.

You were always intrigued by the idea of diving? But also a little scared? Read on - my diving beginners guide to get your first toe in the water.

Well, if you have managed to be and breathe underwater I guess you can dive. Sort of. Honestly, I had no idea that there was so much more to diving than getting my certifications. I have written about some basics on how to get the first toe in the water here.
This time, I wanted to go a little deeper (literally). Because it only dawned on me that I had no real idea what I was doing even as an advanced open water diver (AOW) when I got to Sipadan.

You were always intrigued by the idea of diving? But also a little scared? Read on - my diving beginners guide to get your first toe in the water.

Unlike other 101s, taking your first figurative steps underwater will be the most exciting class you could ever take. And while I’m no teacher (yet) I love nothing more than getting people excited about things that I also love. Usually, that is a book, I truly enjoyed, a restaurant I loved or Bikram yoga. Nothing makes me happier than to hear that they liked it too, even when those people are complete strangers. And of course, the reverse is true as well – people who think Bikram is just a sweaty mess cannot be my friends. My newest addition to this list is diving so it comes as no surprise that when my own nephew told me he would never go (because he has a self-diagnosed ‘shark-phobia’) I almost started to cry

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I was never really daring, but I was never really afraid of things either. Maybe a bit apprehensive to sleep in my own bed after watching too many Spartacus movies with my dad, but not really afraid. I was a child with a happy, undisturbed upbringing and there was never anything to really fear. My biggest thrills were thus harmless compared to any real adventures or misfortunes others might have: riding the highest rollercoaster at our annual town fair.

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I thought I would panic once submerged in water. And if I did what would happen to me?

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