08 Jan – Officially PADI Certified

Coming to Jamaica my main goal was to become a certified scuba diver, a goal which I have quickly accomplished. Although I was able to complete my certification in four days, this didn’t come without its struggles, ranging from not being comfortable with breathing through a regulator to acclimating to only breathing through your mouth (which is harder than most would think).

Diving into a new hobby.

Waking up at 6am everyday was well worth it as I have seen some incredibly vibrant creatures, while also being provided a firm grasp on the magnitude of the relationships many organisms have established with one another. So far my favorite find while scuba diving was out on the eco reef, uncovering a massive lobster tucked into an unsuspecting hole beneath some coral.

Brittle stars shine brightest at night.

– Jason L.

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