Scuba diving (or almost…) in Noronha


As snorkelling had been so fantastic there, I decided to go scubadiving the next day. Since I don’t have the PADI, I was gonna go for a “batismo” dive. Very expensive, but I really wanted to try.

I went to the dive school to register, and they asked me to sign a form in Portuguese. When I asked if it was available in English, they said it wasn’t. That’s professionalism for you, on a very expensive touristic island. I won’t let any foreigners ever complain about Greece being a country where they don’t speak English…

My partner / scuba diving instructor was very nice, however I soon realised I was either stressed about the dive, or just plain tired. I went 6-7 metres deep, and then I started feeling sick… so I had to go up to the surface and spend the rest of  the day throwing up and sleeping.

That was the worst dive ever! At least I tried… And I do intend to take the PADI sooner or later!


About Vanidio

I was born in Athens, Greece, and left at the not-so-tender age of 27 to go to London for a master's degree - or, rather, to go experience the city. I worked there for a while, and after four years I decided to move back to Athens, and got a really boring job with a decent (more than decent) salary. In December 2011 I took a year off work, and travelled to Latin America, Europe, Greece and the Middle East. When I came back, I spent quite a bit of time trying to fit in and organise my "normal" life - or decide that I don't really want a "normal" life. At that time, travelling was more important to me than almost anything else... And then things changed a bit, as I got an offer from a foreign company to organise tours for foreigners in Athens. Dream coming true? Yes! We've done a few tours so far, and hopefully more are coming... let's see! And then things changed even more, as I met a nice, handsome foreigner through one of these tours. And we are now living together, and planning our next trips together :) Life is strange, isn't it!

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