Kholousi, Jen and Jem
Woke up on a freaking Friday morning and hopped myself to a stranger’s car who drove past Sharjah to do scuba diving in Ajman. It wasn’t a bad idea riding to someone I barely knew, in fact I had a fun time sitting and listening to good oh music which played on her car’s sound system and of course a good mini chit chat with her fun mother. And by “her” I meant Jem who’s a friend of Jen.
Yup, names do rhyme sometimes. Jen, in case your curiosity sink in your mind, is a friend of mine from my sophomore high school years and she works as a corporate girl mainly focusing on numbers, I meant accounting stuff for God knows the reason why (she’s an IT grad btw). It was really ecstatic to finally meet her after, damn, ten years and to be honest scuba diving introduction isn’t like a norm for rekindling old friendships, isn’t it?
Anyhow, I can proudly say that I have invested my time to something good and interesting stuff. I have joined her team to do scuba diving and being typically me I took snaps of what they were doing before and after their very interesting hobby. Oh, don’t get misled! I didn’t dive since a license is required to do so.
Jen isn’t a pro yet at diving but she’s working her way there. She, Jem and Kholousi (their diving instructor) were actually encouraging me to try and do scuba diving and get myself a license to see and explore marine life. I am frantically torn about deciding to actually doing it and not doing it.
Let’s see, their convincing powers might work a magic.
Jen prepping things up
The diving backpack 🙂
Jem and Jen (why do names rhyme? I got myself confused at certain point)
Insert that wet suit that resembles cat woman’s outfit
I felt like the gorilla on the wheels
Full gear on ladies
Here you go with dipping
Jen, while working on her convincing powers have discussed point on how to get started with diving. A license would cost around AED 2500 that includes two sessions to determine and test your skills. Obviously an instructor will teach you the basics about everything needed to know when diving. Two session would be divided to a pool session and an actual sea water diving with your instructor. The cost includes all gears and materials that you’ll be needing.
Now you might wonder after you’ve secured a license: “How about the gears?” Typically, being brutally honest, buying your own stuff would cost a fortune but if you guys are starting out you can rent a gear to pursue a marine love hobby, just like what Jen does. Through the process you can then work your way at buying stuff one at a time.
If you happen to get interested with scuba diving contact me via the contact form here and I’ll get you the details. Enjoy the rest of the snaps below!
Tadaaah! After 74 minutes session is done 🙂
A Gem that Jem got me from the underwater (Oh, and things do rhyme with names too… cool!)