My First Scuba Diving Experience With MV Nautica
I felt excited as this was my first liveaboard experience! I heard many wonderful things about doing a liveaboard. My Open Water Diving course to Tioman was tedious to say the least. Travelling for over 8 hours on the bus, lugging my gear through customs was such a chore. Finally, I was able to relax like a king this trip!
Once boarding up the boat, I was immediately curious to find out how my cabin looked like. After the initial briefing, we were led to our rooms. I also managed to take a look at the other rooms, of course with the permission of my boat mates.
Wow... ! Right at the top of the deck, we have the Premium Seaview Cabin. Unfortunately for me, this was not my room. I can only admire its comfortable queen bed and cozy room from afar.
The only different for Deluxe Seaview Cabin is that there is no provision for ensuite. Toilet and bath is shared from the dive deck.
The Dining area was actually really beautiful! I spent most of my time here as it was a great place to chill and hang out with my other diving buddies. We played games, listened to music, and even watched movies!
Food was incredible! Served buffet style, with a great variety of dishes. Tom Yum soup, Beef Rendang, Fried Prawns, and of course the finale, a BBQ dinner! I felt full and satisfied at the end of each meal.
There was other area that I can chilled out and relax. Like the sun deck where I can suntan or enjoy the sea breeze during the day and see the stargazing at night.
Advance Adventure Course
The good thing about advance adventure course is that there is Perfect Buoyancy which usually will be conducted on the first dive. The instructor will emphasize more on the breathing technique, the streamline posture and the finning methods. After the course, I really felt my bouyancy control had improve and my confidence level too.
I liked the night dive the most - when I was underwater, it was pitch black! The only light I had was the torch in my hand. It was a whole new experience and as marine creatures I had never seen before came out at night!
Although it was fun and exciting but there were a few important points that instructor wanted us to take note. During the night dive, we had to level up our awareness like where was your buddy, what was around you and the method to signal etc...
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