Moving up the diving ladder
Hooked from the first breath in open sea, diving and I were meant to be.
Last time I told you about how Rune and I became open water divers, and how fear was turned in to confidence on our first dive. I must admit, the confidence didn’t get any less after completing the open water course.
Our instructor advised us to get some diving done on our own hand before completing the advanced open water with him. I know that must sound like bad salesmanship in some ears, but I regarded it at the time as good advisory skills from our very competent Instructor Kenneth.
When I tell people I started diving in Denmark, people say…. WHY? And I will tell you why!
These dive sites Rune and I visited, in our quest to become eligible for our advanced course, were very volatile. In some places there were a lot of sandy areas filled with flounders, a lot of current with soft corals everywhere, strange underwater life you’ve never seen before. Many different Crustaceans, and beautiful formations in Danish waters. Denmark surprisingly offered a lot more than what we thought! It was great to go diving together with my best buddy Rune.
We used his parents’ car, rented some equipment + a couple of tanks, I was lucky to squeeze into Runes’ dads old wetsuit. We were certified divers and certainly well aware, in 5 weekends we had seen 10 different dive sites, we got better on our own, having a really awesome weekend, while learning more about ourselves at the same time.
Taking the Advanced course with Kenneth once again in Lillebælt already felt like being home. We knew how the current worked, we knew the fish, and most important we knew how to keep our buoyancy under control far better than what we did on the open water course.
After going deep, navigating on land and under water, Doing the quite terrifying nightdive, finishing of with drifting and multilevel. We were now ready to take on the world of diving.
Thanks for reading!
Kasper Due Bække