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Episode 11 – Scuba in Utila, Honduras

If you guys already didn’t know, we spent the last month in Utila, Honduras hanging out with 1 Dad, 1 Kid and getting both Open Water and Advanced Open Water from the Bay Islands College of Diving. They are super professional and I was happy to utilize the only indoor training pool (and the best facilities all around) on the island. Our instructor Nick deserves a huge kick ass high five because he was so incredibly patient with us newbies conquering another item on our bucket list.

Here is a bit of what to expect when you are getting your SCUBA certification.

And now, for the much awaited video on our scuba diving adventure:

Disclaimer: We did receive a discount on our Advanced Open Water course after finishing our Open Water certification.

25 thoughts on “Episode 11 – Scuba in Utila, Honduras”

  1. So I have never wanted to get scuba certified… just not my thing but now I think I wanna do it for the SNORKEL TEST alone…lol. Nah really it looks amazing and I am so gla dyall got certified but yeah its weird how its something I have never wanted to do. Loved the video.

    1. @Jaime: I was scared that I wasn’t going to like it and I’ve completely fallen for it. I’m itching to get back into the water already and it is an expensive hobby!

  2. I carry my scuba gear with us in the RV just in case there is a chance to get wet. I’m ready to fly down to enjoy the fun.

  3. Argh…that moment when you remove the BCD…I’ve done a few one day dives but never the full course. Watching this footage of you with dolphins, however, has made me think (once again) that maybe I should go and do the whole thing…

    1. @Abi: The dolphins were a life changing experience. Every time your ears dipped into the water you could hear the chattering going on. You knew they were talking about you. How cool is that?

    1. @Raymond: I feel like we were left out in Belize as well since we only did a snorkel tour while there. I’m so happy we accomplished it as well. It definitely pushed my boundaries farther than I had ever been before.

  4. So part of me REALLY wants to learn how to dive… The other part is completely terrified! You guys made it look like so much fun though! LOVED the dolphins!

    1. @Lauren: YAY! Then we accomplished what we set out to do. Scuba diving is so intimidating as is that people tend to forget that it is also really fun.

    1. @Stephanie: I’m with you. Getting everything together takes freaking forever AND it is like carrying dead body weight as you make your way to the edge of the boat while it is rocking. πŸ˜›

  5. There is one thing that makes me happy, and that’s seeing you guys get you open and advanced scubadiving certificate and enjoying @ the same time!!!!! CAREFULL though its a budget buster and right dam addictive!
    apart from that, its one of the safest extreme sports known to man! as long as you dont exceed your limits!
    Enjoy the excess nitrogen! πŸ˜€

    1. @MUGS: I can’t help it – it is SO LOVELY! Although, now diving will be reserved for special occasions and birthdays. Luckily my birthday is in two weeks so I can be in the water again. πŸ™‚

  6. Awesome video. You guys are brave! Scuba diving scares the crap out of me. Then again, getting in oceans in general kind of freaks me out. But I bet it’s such a cool experience!

    1. @Emily: I’m not going to lie, I was really scared when we started and it took me a few dives before I was comfortable with my surroundings. There is so much to take in and keep watch of!

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