Daily Archives: July 10, 2010

Learning To Dive in Fiji

Posted by on July 10, 2010

This post was written by Matt Kepnes, aka Nomadic Matt, who blogs at NomadicMatt.com. Matt and I traveled together for about a week last January in the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. All photos used were taken by me.


Studying for dive certification

Studying for dive certification

I’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive. When I started traveling, I promised myself I’d learn to dive. It had always been a life long desire of mine- to explore the world under the sea. All the beautiful pictures I saw of life underwater, the stories from other travelers, the bonds they seemed to share after a dive trip- all of it made me excited to learn to dive. But then trips to Australia passed. Visits to islands in Thailand turned into snorkeling trips. I always found an excuse to not to dive. I didn’t have the time, the money, I had other things to do, or I didn’t have anyone to go with. There was always an excuse!

And why? (more…)