Back in April, I was asked to participate in a special trip to Davao (Philippines). The trip was sponsored by the Philippines Department of Tourism. Since I had never been to Mindinao, I was excited to get the opportunity to travel there with Jo. But we didn’t travel alone. We had the fortune of traveling with seven other Korean bloggers – some of the nicest people I’ve ever met while traveling. During a day at Davao’s Pearl Farm Resort, we were scheduled to go SCUBA diving. Unfortunately, Jo was having some ear issues so she wasn’t able to go with me (wait until you see her snorkeling video!). Therefore, I teamed up with blogger Jina for an afternoon dive.
Rain was starting to fall, so the surface conditions weren’t all that great; however, what was waiting for us under the water was. Using my GoPro Hero2 and QuikPod, I set out to capture the journey. It was something that I almost couldn’t do, because I was starting to have ear issues as well. On the initial descent, I had to stop at 7 meters and wait while our Dive Master and Jina continued ahead. Slowly, I was able to equalize and make the descent, but doing so cost me some significant air usage.