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 Responses to “Episode 11 – Scuba in Utila, Honduras”

  1. Jaime September 12, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    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.

    • Erica September 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

      @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. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures September 12, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    Such a cool video!!! I’m dying to dive there!

    • Erica September 13, 2011 at 12:00 am #

      @Andi: Getting scuba certified totally made me look forward to experiencing other sites!

  3. Randy Bullis September 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Amazing time you seem to have had. Really proud of both of you.

    • Erica September 13, 2011 at 12:01 am #

      @Dad: It was AMAZING! One of the most amazing things I’ve ever accomplished.

  4. Sam & Tracy September 13, 2011 at 1:47 am #

    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.

    • Erica September 13, 2011 at 10:19 am #

      @Sam: We want to dive with you!

  5. Sebastian September 13, 2011 at 3:39 am #

    Great video guys. Love the scenes with the dolphins. Looking forward to more!

    • Erica September 13, 2011 at 10:20 am #

      @Sebastian: Thanks! We’re constantly trying to work out interesting vids. The dolphins were probably one of my fav parts of the whole experience.

  6. Abi September 13, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    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…

    • Erica September 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

      @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?

  7. Raymond @ Man On The Lam September 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    Learning how to dive scared the crap out of me, but it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done! Very jealous you got to dive Honduras. I was a wee little snorkeler only when I was there.

    • Erica September 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

      @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.

  8. Guillermo Ledesma September 14, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    You guys are the funniest things ever. πŸ˜€

    • Erica September 14, 2011 at 10:38 am #

      G: πŸ˜€

  9. Lauren September 14, 2011 at 2:51 am #

    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!

    • Erica September 14, 2011 at 10:39 am #

      @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.

  10. Stephanie - The Travel Chica September 20, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    I absolutely hated going through the process of getting the gear ready and loaded. But once I was in the water, all good πŸ™‚

    • Erica September 20, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

      @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˜›

  11. MUGS September 21, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    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˜€

    • Erica September 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

      @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™‚

  12. Emily September 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    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!

    • Erica September 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

      @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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