Sea Trek @ Cebu

Date:  Sep 7, 2012

Time:  9:15AM

Shuttle to Airport:  10:30AM

So, I have about 1 hour to do something that I wanted to do.  My friend Rose, done it in Bali and I think it is fun.  And they offer this in the Shangri-La Sea Sport Centre.  

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I had never dive before.  The excuse is I am wearing glasses, and I don’t like the feeling of seeing things blur.  The real reason is I always think that water will kill me. HaHaHaHa

So, welcome to the Sea Trek (sounds like Star Trek).

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That is where I am going to walk at the sea bed below that Sea Trek boat.  Lots of cloud, but it should be clear enough.

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I am going to wear this helmet.  It weight about 40KG each.  Wow… 40KG.

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Let’s meet the staff who is going thru the explanation of how it works.

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This is the helmet guide.  Who is going to go down with me into the water.

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This is the diving instructor.  He too… kepo, wanted to dive down too.  And he is a lot of action one.  But his underwater camera skill is good!  

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Oh ya… when you do this kind of sport don’t forget to bring your underwater camera along.  I had to borrow my son’s camera.

Me:  “Jay Jay, papa borrow your camera, ok?”

Jay:  “But papa, I need to use the camera during Teacher’s day.”

Me:  “Nope, I am bringing it to Cebu.”

Jay:  “Why?”

Me:  “Because I am your father.  Wahahahahahahaha”

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Instructor explained why need to equalise the pressure.

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Going thru all sort of safety tips.  Hand signal.  Aiya, once you are in there, all you can do is smiling, and any how give hand signal.

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Here is another look of the 40G underwater helmet.  It tied to the tube and get the air from the oxygen tank.  It is 51% oxygen and 49% nitrogen.

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And yipee!  I am down in the water.  Hey look, fish!

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See!  I am wearing my glasses underwater.  And I have my hair nicely combed.

Oh ya… Just in case, please check your watch, how deep they can go, before you really go down the sea.  🙂

And I have to use my hand to hold the helmet, as it tries to float up.

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Wow… Lot’s of fish.

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Hey, it’s Nemo.

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Great shot.  Nemo hiding.

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They said, it’s like Moon Walking.  Not easy.  Because, I think I am too light.  Every step, I need to force my leg to touch the ground.  and Hey, where is that 40KG thingy again?  It is like 1KG weight in the water.

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Oh… That’s Nemo again.

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More fishes.

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Is that Dory?

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Opps!  I forgot that he can take video of me.  So, I used my complicated hand language to ask him to take a video.  See below.  Wow… I was fun!

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/v/TQy7HRWb5oo&amp

Then, they asked me to sit on the turtle.

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This is definitely not Space Walking.  He himself need to walk like using a lot of efforts.

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From time to time, water can come into your helmet, simply lift the helmet a bit up, and the water will just cleared away.

This is the air ventilation at the back of the helmet.

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It’s fun!  Today, no fish biting me.

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OK!  It’s time to go up.  Bye Nemo, bye Dory.

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And we are back up into the boat.  It was a very memorable sweet 15 minutes walk under the sea.  It is a wonderful feeling.

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I checked.  Minimum age is 8 years old.  So, Jay Jay, sorry, I guess we have to wait until you are larger a bit then, you can have fun under water.  🙂

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