Fun in the sun

Trip Start May 16, 2012
Trip End Aug 02, 2012

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

We arrived in taganga, a small fishing village which is a high tourist location due to its proximity to the beaches of nearby tayrona and some of the cheapest (and respected) diving companies offering open water, advanced open water, search and rescue and dive master classes at a fraction of the price back home.

Jake signed up for his open water license, which consisted of 3 days. The first day was a video in the morning and then the afternoon him and his buddy were out to the shallows in the ocean to perform the relevant tests (200m swim & floating for 10mins) to prove to the instructors they were fit to obtain the dive license. Afterwards they performed two dives, the first a training dive and the second more of a fun dive.

All dives are held in the beautiful ocean off tayrona national park were there are some great diving spots where the water is a lovely 28 degrees.

The second day of license was a morning session, consisting of two dives, the first a training dive and the second training & fun dive.

The third and final day was an afternoon session, consisting of two dives and a theory based test - which he passed!!!

That evening it was decided that he would keep going with the diving and do the advanced open water, which would enable him to dive to 30m and more specialized dives.

This consisted of 2 days, which we ended up splitting over 3 due to wanting a rest. The first day was an afternoon session, with 2 dives - concentrating on the two of the three optional sections, jake picked drift dive (diving in strong currents) and peak performance buoyancy (helps achieve neutral buoyancy).

The 2 day was a night dive (which was the third and final optional section of the course).

The third and final day a morning session, doing the two compulsory sessions, deep dive (diving to 30m) and navigation (diving with a compass). Jake passed all tests and is now an advanced open water diver! Yah!

During this time kat has been enjoying hanging out with fellow travellers at the beach. It's been nice to spend over a week in the one spot, especially one as laid back and nice as taganga.

Tomorrow we are off into the national park, tayrona for a few nights - more beautiful beaches!!
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Very impressed about the diving, that is really cool. Im so happy for you both, you can see how relaxed you look in the photos.

Today it rained here. Yesterday it rained. Tomorrow it will probably rain.

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