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  1. WYNNA
    August 31, 2012

    It would really take me a lifetime’s coaxing before I try night scuba diving. I really have these crazy phobia in open water much more for inky black water. But I really am happy for your amazing night adventure. 🙂

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    • 1dad1kid
      August 31, 2012

      You definitely aren’t alone. A LOT of people have trouble with their 1st night dive, but usually after that they’re hooked. 🙂

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  2. Mommymasala.com
    May 16, 2012

    Wow that sounds breathtaking, except for the cockroaches. That would send me screaming away in tears. Seriously, I’m phobic! But the rest of it!! I’ve only been snorkeling and even that was during the day, but I’ve gone kayaking in Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bay at night. You describe the beauty of the moonlight and waves and those tiny sparkling organisms perfectly! I just may begin scuba training 🙂

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    • 1dad1kid
      May 16, 2012

      You should! It’s an incredible experience. If you like snorkeling, scuba is about 1000 times more fun. Loved it so much I became an instructor.

      Bioluminescence is one of my favorite parts of a night dive, and in Cozumel it was so spectacular. I later found out those “cockroaches” are actually chitins, but there definitely is a close resemblance. I am NOT a fan of cockroaches either! LOL

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  3. Prithi
    August 12, 2011

    Good to hear that it’s not as scary as I think it’ll be.
    I’m diving off the south east coast of Malaysia tomorrow night, will let you know how it goes.

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    • Anonymous
      August 12, 2011

      Have fun!

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      • Prithi
        August 16, 2011

        It was my best dive of the day! I only jumped in at about 10 pm, but it was the perfect setting… the moon was shining like a giant spotlight, and the boat was pretty well lit, too.
        I was surprisingly calm underwater. The waters were warm and lovely. We swam over a patch of dead corals at first… shining a torch over them felt like I was walking through a field looking for something.
        Didn’t see too many nocturnal creatures, but that was probably a good thing, as I was sure I’d die if I saw teeth in my torchlight!

        Will definitely be doing more night dives soon.

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      • Anonymous
        August 16, 2011

        Sounds like you enjoyed yourself!

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  4. Annie
    May 9, 2011

    Sounds pretty amazing! I guess sometimes it pays to do something that totally freaks you out!

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    • Anonymous
      May 9, 2011

      Most definitely!

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  5. Lula Lola
    May 8, 2011

    That sounds amazing! Except the cockroach part. What a cool way to spend an evening!

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      Yes it was! Thank you.

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  6. Dianabol
    May 8, 2011

    i hate driving at night it really hurts my eyes.
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  7. Shane
    May 8, 2011

    The fish and the octopus sound cool but stepping on cockroaches! I think you’ve just planted tonight’s nightmare in my head.

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      If it helps, I managed to avoid stepping on them. 🙂

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  8. Theodora
    May 8, 2011

    You would love diving Indo!

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      Can’t wait! Let me know any recs you have.

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  9. Tracy Burns
    May 8, 2011

    There’s something about first night dives – I think they almost have to have things go wrong just to scare the crap out of you … I mean make it memorable. I did mine years ago through school (yep Australian beach town, we did scuba diving at school!) – we jumped in the boat and reached the dive site when fishing boats started calling us – turns out they’d just seen a great white in the water. We all started to laugh in terror … and relief that the dive was about the be cancelled as we were all nervous about a night dive anyway …then we found out they were just moving the boat 300 m closer to shore! The dive was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done … but I spent the whole time telling myself 300m is nothing to a shark!

    Cockroaches on a beach … I’m glad I missed that!

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      See, I’m not sure I could’ve gotten into the water after that. Lol Scuba in
      school! Freakin awesome!

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  10. TheSantaFeTraveler
    May 8, 2011

    Great post! If I was a diver- this would be added to my agenda.

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      Thank you! After doing my shipwreck dive yesterday, I understand why he
      insisted on a night dive.

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  11. Erica Kuschel
    May 8, 2011

    I’m already trying to get past my claustrophobia fear by trying scuba but I am deathly afraid of the dark. I couldn’t imagine.

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      That’s awesome! Have you done any of your classes yet?

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  12. Megan
    May 7, 2011

    Sounds amazing – I’ve never been diving and probably never will and I certainly can’t imagine going at night. Good on you 🙂

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      If you snorkel, try doing that at night. Not quite as much fun as diving but
      pretty close.

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  13. Justin Hamlin
    May 7, 2011

    So freaking happy and proud of you for overcoming that fear. That inner Tigger in you was the voice that uttered those words. Seriously, so happy. An awesome induction to your RTW.

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      Thanks, man! Yesterday conquered more. That’s what gives fun to living.

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  14. Nancy @Familyonbikes
    May 7, 2011

    YEAH! I’ve only been on one night dive in all my years – but I remember it vividly! It’s magic under the water (as you’ve now discovered!)

    nancy

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      Yes indeed! Have wanted to do this all my life. Though not the night part.
      Lol Glad I did!

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  15. snorkler8
    May 7, 2011

    That was awesome!! Can’t wait to read more of your adventures!!! (And maybe I need to finally work up the nerve to get certified….)

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      You really should. Yesterday I did my deep water dive & shipwreck. Saw
      turtles, a nurse shark, & other amazing fish. So amazing!

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  16. TravelnLass
    May 7, 2011

    4 words: Sharks. Feed. At. Night.

    Just kidding – good on you for overcoming your fears and going for it!

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    • Anonymous
      May 8, 2011

      That was one of my reasons for thinking this was insane. “Your lights may
      attract predators.” Oh thanks! Lol

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  17. Viki
    May 7, 2011

    I would have barfed at the stepping on cucarachas part (seriously. its making me feel sick right now!), but otherwise it sounds A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!

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    • Anonymous
      May 7, 2011

      They give me serious willies, so yeah, we have similar responses. LOL

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