This is the only thing that I was able to do in Boracay amongst numerous activities that the island has to offer so if u are like me who had a couple of hours to spare, then this is the thing for u.
So after a 15 minute boat ride and another 15 for the briefing and prepping to do the Underwater Walk, here I am now about to take the plunge. I don’t know if it was the weather but the water so damn cold. I am so forcing a smile here and glad that the camera couldn’t capture my teeth doing a little tap dance in my mouth. Put in three judges there and it could me America’s Got Talent.
Anyway, to be underwater and to actually walk there, we needed to have this helmet that’s around 25 kg in weight which of course isn’t so heavy once underwater. It looks like the ones that astronauts wear and it is supposed to supply us breathable air while underwater plus the weight to keep up submerged.
Remember the briefing that we had just prior to this? Well, while descending four metres into the water I am supposed to pinch my nose and force some air out so as to ease the pressure.
Sounds simple, noh?
And if u don’t get it right, it will be such a painful experience.
As expected, I didn’t get it done properly. Halfway through my descent, I was doing my hand signals that I wanted to go back up but the scuba diver who assists us just kept on descending. I was already panicking and he could see it in my eyes. Well, that and plus maybe he could lip read and see me swearing the hell out of him.
He actually did the nose pinching thing for me and gladly it worked for a while.
Wanna see what we look like under the water?
See after the jump…