About me
I am Brazilian, piscean and traveller. Working as a yacht stewardess gives me the oportunitty to be close to the ocean, which is where I always wanted to be. This blog is the result of a desire to share my life with people who are seeking for a new adventure and also to help those who cross my path. Welcome to my world!
The amazing experience of diving in Fiji
The peace that the ocean brings you is multiplied by thousands there
23/05/2017 - Updated on 23/05/2017 21h50

Photo: Sabine Templeton

After going to live in open sea, seeing the crew members dive and return after 45 minutes with millions of stories and incredible reports about the most fascinating marine fauna that they find there, some things have changed inside me. And being in Fiji, where water is more transparent than white bikini without a lining, and the most comfortable temperature is in the water than out of it, how could I deny this invitation of nature?
 
My fear of sharks used to feed my panic of diving. But I decided to face this fear. I scheduled my diving course in a school authorized by PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructor - which means that after passing in the diving tests and getting the Open Water Diver card, I would be qualified to dive anywhere in the world up to 18 meters of depth. This is too much, is not it?
 
 
I finished the course in August this year. It lasted four days and it was divided as follows: 1st day, theory in the classroom; 2nd day, confined water (pool); 3th day, open water with two dives of up to 12-meter depth; and 4th day, open water with two dives of up to 18-meter depth.

See more: The fascinating encounter with the humpbacks 

When I started the course, I was a person afraid of deep water and mainly sharks. But when I left there I wanted to live in the water with all the sharks in the world! Exactly! Maybe not all of them (lol), but surely with that lovely two-meter leopard shark, which passed under me a couple of times. And believe me, wished that it stayed with us some more. I would be also happy to continue in the company of the octopus that I saw camouflaging itself from purple to brown, green, blue in seconds, during its majestic dance on top of one of the most colorful corals in the world! That is why the coral reef here in Fiji is known as Rainbow Reef.
 
Photo: Sabine Templeton
  
I finished the course wondering why I did not do it before, why did it take me so much time to know that famous world that we do not see. That is why, for those, who panic when thinking of diving, I give a tip. There is nothing wrong enjoying the ocean just on the surface. But when you see what is on the seabed, you realize that the ocean is much, much more than what you are used to see. The peace that the ocean brings you is multiplied by thousands there. Believe me!
 
“Meditation is so much simpler when all you can hear are bubbles…” - unknown




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