Despite our late night fire dancing on Boracay’s White Beach, we woke up before the crack of dawn, yet again. This time, we had big intentions for the day. Boracay offers SO MANY water activities, and a few that we had in mind for the day were rowing in clear boats, wake boarding, surfing, banana boating and more. First, we went helmet diving with Mark’s dad’s girlfriend, Ann. Last year, on a trip with a couple of my girlfriends to the Bahamas, two of us went on personal submarines and it was pretty flippin’ killer. I already knew how cool it is to be unduh da sea, but Mark was yet to experience it. We were down there for a short amount of time, just long enough for them to take pictures and for us to try to walk around a bit.
By the time we were up, though, Mark was hooked.
We changed our minds about the rest of the day, and instead we booked two back-to-back scuba intro sessions.
Mark and I are different in many, many ways. Aside from running, which we both see as a solitary sport, and traveling, we don’t have a lot of shared hobbies. A couple of years ago, he began collecting guns and shooting in USPSA tournaments, and hoped we could do that together. I didn’t like the feeling of a gun in my hand as much as he did, it made me a little anxious.
We have found our “together” in diving! We did some more when we visited another island on this trip, and we’ll be selling all but one of the guns to get all our SCUBA equipment.
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