Another week, more underwater photos and declarations that time is moving too quickly. You all must be getting bored of this by now, am I right?!
It is crunch time on finishing my divemaster course, so I was very lucky that this week I was able to bring my camera on one dive and also have an afternoon at the beach. Believe it or not, in my full month here so far this was the first time I have sat my butt on the sand in front of the water for more than three minutes during daylight hours. It was glorious
Documentation exists: I spent five weeks on Gili Trawangan and did in fact go to the beach at least once.
This photo might not be the sharpest but I love the scale and the mood.
There’s nothing like a little eel popping out to say hi in front of a beautiful blue background.
While deep diving is always fun, nothing quite gets me going like shallow dives like this one — I can’t get enough of that light streaming in from the surface.
Which photo is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below!
I’m torn between the beach photo (fairly normal beach photo, but beautiful nonetheless) and the eel, which is much more unusual…
I definitely hesitated before including the beach photo, which is fairly typical. But there’s something about that white sand, blue sea, and Lombok in the distance. Couldn’t resist! 🙂
And the sandy feet show that you’re just pausing for a bit, perhaps to savor the view. I’m not a beach person either, but sometimes I stop and have a look 😉
I’m with Rob…. A or C but more likely C. A is too painful to look at! BTW I refuse to be photographed with you when you come home– your tan next to my pasty skin is just not going to fly
Don’t worry I’ve actually spent most of my time either underwater or in the shade at the dive shop. Hopefully my final few days in Bali will even me out…
LOVE the turtle!
Thanks Vicky! And WOW — congrats on your amazing month in April! Consider me wildly impressed!
I found your blog as i was browsing through Bloglovins categories. I love it. I’m a terrible swimmer, i cant open my eyes underwater, i do about 3 lengths before i get bored, i’m terrified of drowning and i cant float – it’s that bad that when in water people call me ‘a stone’. However five years ago i took an introduction into scuba diving and i loved the freedom it gave me. I could breathe(!!!!) and being able to do so made me relax. It may have been a 30 minute preview at my local swimming pool but for the first time in my life, i loved swimming. Just reading your posts and seeing your photos gives me that same feeling of joy. Thank-you so much for sharing!!
Amy, thank you so much for this comment! Love reading about the peace that diving gave you. I hope you get the chance to try it out in the ocean someday… see the sealife really adds a completely new dimension!
Thanks for voting 🙂
I loved picture B, but of course the first one was amazing too!
Thanks for voting, love hearing everyone’s opinions this week!
I love Photo A! It captures all I want right now… the beach, blue skies, sunshine!
Melanie, that is what I want all the time 🙂
Definitely C! I’m a sucker for eels. Their faces are just the funniest. Your DM feels like it’s going fast to me too…you almost done? Snorkel test time 🙂
Snorkel test was last night 🙂 And hence… why I’m sitting around replying to comments today. Can’t manage much else 🙂
B for sure!
Seems to be the winner so far this week… thanks for voting 🙂
I’m going for D – every time I go snorkelling here in Koh Tao I hope to see a turtle, but no luck yet. I’ll live vicariously through you until then 🙂
Turtles are definitely much more of a rarity on Koh Tao than they are here! We are actually ridiculously spoiled with them here on Trawangan!
Hi Alex, love the site! I’m a fan of C, beautiful shot!
Thanks so much Michelle! Really appreciate that 🙂
Ah photo A… I cannot believe how beautiful it looks!
Hope you make it to the beach again before you leave!
I have a few luxurious days on the beach in Bali scheduled as a send-off to my trip 🙂 So looking forward to it!
A because I’m so ready for summer and the beach and warm sun and sand and…the list goes on. Also, def not bored of all the underwater pics etc – you’re fun to live vicariously through so keep them coming! 🙂
Aw, thanks Cat! That’s quite the compliment… love it!
Photo B, with A being a close second!
Can I ask who you did your divemaster course with?
Hey Charlene! I did it with Big Bubble in Gili Trawangan. I recommend it!