F R E E D I V I N G – Day 3

Posted by in Challenge, Diving, Freediving, Meditation, Travel, Yoga

All is well that ends well. All is well that ends in smiles. But I did not know that when Day 3 came around. I really just had two choices. Either to give into my fear, start crying and paddle back to the shore, or I could toughen up and go through the very thing I wanted least in world (at that moment). There is always a choice… HOMEWORK The night before the last day we did our homework in the form of a carbon dioxide table. You take an…read more

F R E E D I V I N G – Day 2

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As I stare down into the blue and watch the orange rope disappear into the darkness, I wonder what I was doing there, hanging out in the ocean when I could have been just about anywhere else. What had I gotten myself into? Again! Why must one live outside of comfort, why cannot one simply lay in a hammock and read a book on a sunny day? But no. Not me. This chicken has to try to be brave. “Btw, I dislike snorkeling, and I certainly hate the deep blue,…read more

F R E E D I V I N G – Day 1

Posted by in Challenge, Diving, Freediving, Outdoors

This week is all aboutĀ FREEDIVING. In capitals, because we are very excited about it! Have you ever considered it? To be honest, I never did. I thought scuba diving was a sport enough for me, and Freediving seemed somehow very macho. Something about it never really attracted me. That is, until we actually met some Freedivers. Contrary to my limited beliefs, these guys were very down to earth, calm and spiritual even. After all, there are many common elements with yoga and Freediving. After seeing this, I was intrigued. I…read more

Passion or party?

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Let me state as a first thing here, that there are exceptions to the proverbial “rules” mentioned here. There ARE also “good guys”. And the “rules” I’m talking about aren’t really rules, but my personal, subjective observations. The scuba diving community is one with many faces, many stereotypes, and many generalizations. I’d like to pick out one, one which I’ve been pondering about ever since I got into scuba diving, which has only been a brief period, really. The partying kind For the young it seems to have the reputation…read more

Leave! (so you can come back)

Posted by in Freedom, Life, Travel

Sometimes the best thing about leaving, is arriving back. Going away just so you can come back again. We landed back on Camiguin island few days ago. Or more accurately, we dropped out of the sky with a pump so hard it almost gave me a whiplash. But I still adore those small planes that feel light and agile compared to their bigger brothers. As soon as we landed, I realized I hadĀ almost forgotten about the paradise we get to call home. It’s amazing how fast we humans get used…read more

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