On our last day in Moalboal, Cebu, we did something we haven’t tried before – scuba! We’ve snorkled and freedove on several beaches, but this is our first time to actually use scuba gear.
Main reason why we haven’t done scuba before is the cost. Whereas freediving costs include mainly transportation and bringing our freediving/snorkling gears (mask, snorkel and fins), scuba costs a lot more – gear rentals, instructors, boat to scuba site, certification, etc.
It was amazing! Depths we haven’t been down to (16 meters in my case) at longer times (about 45 mins compared to just minutes in freediving). At first, I felt claustrophobic being strapped to a tank, vest and others and just breathing under water but once I got to breathing normally, it was fun. Since this is a non-certification dive for beginner, each of us has a guide who takes care of the BCD and all we have to do is look and fin.