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大船下水

  潛店的舊大船「Seven Seas七海一號」經過一段時間的整修,終於重回偉大的航道了。 雖然不像蘭嶼的大船下水,沒有禮芋、耆老唱歌、殺豬、蠻阿威等下水儀式,但是「大船下水」對我而言已經是一個重要的儀式了,所以我非常開心的躬逢其盛坐上船參加「大船下水」的試航,順便偷吃他們帶上船的午餐。 風平浪靜的日子大船第一次正式載著潛客們出航,就在前往Pescador Island的路上遇到了一大群海豚,是個好兆頭!

By |September 22nd, 2016|阿華的莎菲鑽潛水日記|0 Comments

潛水長之旅 03 – 海海人生

每當夥伴帶人岸潛或船潛回來,滴著水路過店門口,或到裝備區清洗,交會之間總會有彼此問候一聲:「這一潛如何?(How was the dive?)」 也許水母很多,也許流很強,也許能見度不太好,但得到的答案永遠是:「很棒!我們看到兩隻五腳虎,一隻紅色、一隻黑色⋯」、「超美~一大群沙丁魚就在前面!」、「今天遇到好幾隻海龜!」 每天重複一樣的準備動作、去一樣的潛點、游過一樣的礁石,無論百潛千潛,每一次下水,那份享受與熱忱,仍然一如初衷,或更甚於初衷。也許這就是「靠海為生」的工作最可貴也最迷人之處了吧! 第一次看到Savedra的Slogan時,我就非常喜歡,覺得寫得太棒了:   "Some of us must live under water!" 『有些人天生適合活在海裡』

By |September 9th, 2016|阿華的莎菲鑽潛水日記|0 Comments

Pilot Whales in Tañon Strait

Every year some lucky visitors get to see the pilot whales migrating through the Tañon Strait close to Moalboal, they are also seen off the coast of Mactan, Bohol and Palawan. " from Wikipedia Pilot whales are primarily squid eaters, but will feed on fish, as well. They are also highly social, and studies suggest that both [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Diving, enviroment, safari, Underwater Photography, whale shark|0 Comments

潛水長之旅 02 – 高氧課程,完成!

自從展開了我的潛水長之旅後,就有種蠟燭兩頭燒的感覺。 (Ever since I started my Divemaster course, I've been so crazy busy. While assisting our experienced instructors to interpret for Chinese speaking AOW students, I tried to find some time to finish my Nitrox diver course. And I did it, also really enjoyed the training. Yey! Cheers for myself.)   有華人學生來上課時,那兩三天的時間我通常必須全程在旁邊協助教練教學、翻譯,同時也要兼顧自己的課程,並利用零碎的時間唸書。 看書本來就慢,但我要求自己唸英文版課本,同時為了上課協助翻譯能流暢,必須再下一點功夫在中文專有名詞翻譯,相對就要花更多時間埋首苦讀了。 幸好我的一對寶教練都非常大人有大量,來自蘇格蘭的教練Phil總是用發音標準得令人驚訝的中文跟我說:「慢慢來!」 儘管如此,我還是常常在夜深人靜的時候自我懊惱一下下,到底為什麼我的一天沒有48小時咧? 時間雖然永遠不夠用,前幾天竟然還是在一邊協助三個中國學生上進階課程的夾縫中,完成了自己的高氧潛水課程,雖然只是個小小的、不難的課程,但還是給自己棒棒拍拍手!

By |August 27th, 2016|阿華的莎菲鑽潛水日記|0 Comments

潛水長之旅 01 – 「你,看,我…」

真是說時遲那時快,前幾天才剛複習完疲累程度大魔王等級的救援課程(Rescue Diver),放個小假、悠閒個兩、三天,正覺得怎麼突然有點空虛無聊的時候,「潛水長養成套組」就熱騰騰地出現在我眼前了。 (I feel so lucky that I have lots of opportunities to watch how instructors and divemasters teach the skills and do briefing here. My training just started. All the skills are not just skills that I’m able to do and use them anymore. I have to learn to demonstrate all of them to others. It’s [...]

By |August 21st, 2016|阿華的莎菲鑽潛水日記|0 Comments

到海的另一端探險

來到位在宿霧東南邊Panagsama Beach的莎菲鑽潛店(Savedra Dive Center)是七月底,一轉眼已經三個禮拜了。 六月初我在臉書上意外看到了莎菲鑽「中文換工潛水長實習」的資訊,這是我一直在尋覓、等待的機會,所以我立刻放下所有雜事,花了一點時間準備好英文履歷寄出,很快地收到了回信,接著經過幾次E-mail往返和視訊面談,在兩天的時間內,我就訂下了七月底飛往宿霧的機票。 一切發生得好快,像一場夢,卻又非常真實,畢竟我的手機立刻就收了機票刷卡的確認簡訊。 嗨!我是阿華,來自台灣。 在來到Moalboal之前的兩年時間,我住在台灣東南邊一座具有特殊文化風情的小島——蘭嶼。如果蘭嶼這座小島是我接近海洋的起點,在莎菲鑽的生活,或許將會是一趟探索海洋與開拓視野的未知之旅。 深夜獨自在桃園機場候機,我答應自己,要如實紀錄下在這裡的生活與心情,無論好與壞、開心難過。 誠實面對自己,是大海教我的第一課。    

By |August 17th, 2016|阿華的莎菲鑽潛水日記|0 Comments

Divemaster Internship for Chinese Speaker

Chinese speaking intern required for a busy PADI 5 star instructor development center in Moalboal, Cebu, we offer free training from beginner to Divemaster, food and accommodation included. We will train you from complete beginner, or your current diver level, to Divemaster. We provide training and experience at no cost, all materials, equipment and course [...]

By |June 4th, 2016|dive and adventure travel, Diving|0 Comments

Pescador is on Fire!

Pescador island, a 10 minute boat ride away from our dive shop is on fire right now when it comes to fish behavior. If you have the chance to dive there, look out for the following things: - Cornetfish hunting: Cornetfish are very elongated, lance-like fish which are ambush predators of smaller fishes. These days [...]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Diving, enviroment, Recreational Diving|0 Comments

Underwater Photo Tip: Don’t Spook Them

How do you take a picture of an interesting looking street artist? Be it a juggler or a musician or one of these odd people who stand absolutely still for long periods of time? Would you run up to the guy, maybe poke him a bit with a stick to get his attention and only [...]

Apeks WSX 25 Sidemount Test

Heute haben wir den Apeks WSX 25 Sidemount Kit mit der Post bekommen! Vielen Dank an Wolf Lambsdorff von Aquaventure Whitetip für die Leihgabe, die wir sofort ausführlich testen wollten. Erster Eindruck: sieht super aus, und Material und Verarbeitung ist was man von Apex gewöhnt ist (Preis auch). Wir haben uns entschlossen, das Set mit [...]