For a girl born and raised in the Philippines, It's ironic that I never got to actually get a diving certificate (tho I've undergone training around 10 years ago but that's it, no certificate). Fast forward to March of this year, I went back to the Philippines for a vacation and ta-da, I'm now a certified open water diver.
It's the fear of deep water and the unknown that actually made me hold back. But when I saw Matte sitting, talking, and laughing with the students on my first day at the Evolution Diving Resort, I knew I'm in capable (and fun) hands.
It's not just about the resort, to be honest, (tho I honestly love the worry-free and efficient service they have), I'm mainly talking about how Matte handled the lessons so well. She made it fun (we break-danced underwater, and we were awesome), and efficient especially in a situation well beyond my comfort zone.
There was one time I was panicking so bad for no apparent reason and we were meters deep down below. My breathing was so unstable, I was bobbing up and down like a toy balloon. She held my hand firmly and looked at me reassuringly. I calmed down instantly. We swam holding each other's hands while waving at Nemos happily swimming on the ocean floor. I've never felt safer.
If ever I dive again (for some refreshed course maybe), I'll pick this same resort, and the same lovely instructor. <3
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