A Travellerspoint blog

Me The Scubba Diving Instructor

Instructor

Me the Scubba Instructor

My three weeks in Maldives were blissful , the only problem i had was in the initial few days when Ramadan was on .I got no food during the day , but i still managed to find a restaurant called Gourmet that served food to foreigners who had arrived in Male . I mainly travelled by taxi which cost me 25 rupiya per ride . From Male to Hulumale i use to travel by ferry which was 10 rupiya for a ride . Hattu the owner of Dive Club Maldives was very generous and gave a a few dives extra .I did around 12 dives in my stint their and also went into the lagoon , where i learnt how to navigate myself in Shallow water . i leant how to remove my regulator a stay underwater also how to remove my mask underwater and how to take my guides regulator and berate when the oxygen tank was switched off .These were important skills i needed to learn in oder to qualify my open water course .

Hussain and my instructor then took me through the written exam also which i cleared easily. I had my lunch at the Jade restaurant in Male , which was where i enjoyed lobsters and other exciting dishes ,like blueberry cheese cake and Shrimp platter . Diving can get very exhausting and for me it was a great meditative experience , seeing the world under the sea . Maldives is an islamic country but i found it to be liberal in many ways .I saw guys with their girl friends chatting in bars or in the park s or going out on the road on motor bikes .

The island is full of mosques and the early call of Azaan invites people to come in for prayers . Alcohol is illegal and in not served with food .

I was not allowed to dive on the last day because i had to fly the next day to Sri Lanka .This is because of the pressure underwater and the pressure one experiences when one is on a plane may cause an imbalance in the body and could lead to a problem.

I had great discussion with Hatthu where i decide that i will promote Scubba Diving to School’s in India . The deal is yet to be inked but we shook hands on it .

Posted by Anuj Tikku 14:10 Archived in Maldives Republic Tagged diving scubba

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Login