Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The junior diver

So, a new diver is born.
We asked if she would be interested to go diving with daddy.
She said yes.
Hubby briefed her about the process, she was all excited about the idea.
Normally the diving courses were for people more than 8 years old. Hubby asked the diving center, they accepted her.

The dive was scheduled for around 3pm, but the coach was late so they only started around 4pm. At 7 and a half year old, she went for the first dive.

It lasted for about one hour, she was underwater for probably 15 minutes. It costed RM240 or around 49€. So much more expensive than hubby's (RM70 per dive with own equipment).

Next time they can go diving together. Seeing how at ease she was in the sea, we were glad that we insisted to send her to swimming classes.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Escape to Perhentian Island July 2017

When we were planning the trip to Malaysia, we included a one week escape somewhere that both of us agreed. I understood that diving was not included this time.

As the time drew closer, I can feel that hubby can't just let go the idea of diving in Malaysia, which he truly enjoyed the last couple of times he was there. It was a hard decision because it means a huge suitcase full of diving equipment, and it was going to be a family trip. Beside taking off my precious time with my family, I have to stay under hot sun getting tanned, which was one of the last things I want to do in my life.

Anyway, I started checking into different locations we could go, which offers diving activities and suitable for young kids. I asked my family if they know of any diving trip that hubby could join. So diving was in the agenda. The diving suitcase was the first to be ready. However, I was so reluctant that I left everything at the last minute, nothing was reserved before we left France.

Touched down in Malaysia, my sister found a diver that is willing to accompany hubby, but this suggestion was refused. He wanted a family trip. At the very late minute, we couldn't find any hotel that was still available through online booking. We went through a travel agent with skyrocketed price and booked the flight one day before departure.

I know this was going to be one of the most boring trips in my life. But I had to go. 5 days in Perhentian Islands, dream of many divers. My role was to be the nanny while my husband dives. He made every effort to be with us whenever he can, yet I still felt so bored, especially when kids were complaining and fighting nonstop.

When hubby went diving, we walked around the island. The kids were attracted by different kind of swing.
Sometimes we just stayed at the beach in front of our chalet. Kids playing at the beach while I read. I finished 4 books I bought by the third day.

Hubby would sacrify a diving session and come with us from time to time. We would do trekking to the other side of the island. We bought two loafs of bread for fish feeding.

The island is magnifique in view. I used to enjoy snorkelling trips when I was 20+++. Not anymore because with sunbath freckles appear, and having two kids mean you have to take care of them day and night.