Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HELMET DIVING IN BORACAY

The Fantastic Five

One of the activities my family did in Boracay was helmet diving.  Obviously, the rugrat, Pakoy, was too young to do this, so he had to wait on the boat with Mama and Papa, while Tito Bochok, Tita Mae, Tito Vince, Mommy Mcdo and Daddy Alvin put on a 25-pound helmet, submerged themselves in the water, walked on the seabed, and played with and fed different colorful fish.  This wonderful experience was of course documented on camera - photos and video!

I forgot to tuck my stomach in :D

Among the five of us, I was the only one who had a hard time equalizing ear pressure.  The helmet diving masters taught us three ways how to equalize - 1) Swallow; 2) Move your jaw sideways; 3) Pinch your nose and with mouth closed, blow from your nose.  I was successful with the third method but I had to do it several times while underwater.

♪♫ Under the sea, Under the sea
Darling , it's better
Down where it's wetter
Take it from me ♪♫

Helmet diving is definitely a must-try!  Should you get the chance to do it, don't think twice, go for it.  After all, life is too short to miss out on things like that :)

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60 comments:

  1. Looks like real fun Sis. Ang sweet pa ng moment ninyo ni Doc ha... Hehehe

    Sigurado ako inggit si Pakoy sa inyo...Hehehe

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  2. OMG! I can't help but publish a comment, KM! I'd love to do some underwater adventure too.

    Di ba nakakatakot?

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  3. I wanna try this! Sobrang cute! And ooohhhh.. More than sexy ka talaga sa pic na'to ate KM! Inggit naman ako sa trip mo. :)

    Nakaalis ka na ng Phil te noh? :)

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  4. @ Rovie, naku, sinabi mo pa. Super inggit yan si Pakoy. Pero umiyak daw nung nawala kami kasi alam nya ang tagal namin sa ilalim ng tubig. Kala nya di na daw kami aahon.

    @ Lainy, uy vacay mode ka na ah. Hehe! Salamat naman at nakapag comment ka pa :) Di naman nakakatakot. Medyo nahirapan lang ako mag equalize talaga nung pressure. Saka very helpful yung mga diving masters. Although, in retrospect, nung kausap ko sister ko, medyo natakot daw sya kasi baka may shark daw na maligaw. Sabi ko naman eh nag swim with the sharks na ako kaya di ko na naisip yun. Hehe!

    @ Algene, oo dito na ako ulit sa US. eto lakas pa ng jetlag. Kelangan nyo i-try to ni Abdel ;)

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  5. I remember I went with my family..It's really fun to do this.

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  6. Inggit talaga ako sa inyo ni Doc Vince! Perfect get-away talaga, plus with the family pa! Sana ate KM, soon. :)

    Buti naman nakabalik ka na sa US :P

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  7. Gising pa kaya ako, gosh! I have mixed emotions with this trip. Di ako makatulog, natatakot ako na excited, di ko maintindihan, hahaha! And to think 4am ang alis namin eh 12:58am na ngayon. GEez!

    Exciting naman talaga yan, KM! Gustong- gusto ko rin yan. Hopefully before the year ends, I could gather enough guts to go underwater kahit di ako marunong lumangoy, LOL!

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  8. Next time kami naman nina Pakoy , mamarose ang mag-try.

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  9. Grabe KM, lakas ng loob mo at grabe din dahil andito lang ako kani kanina to check if may new post ka tapos now parang kulelat pa ako na nakaalam. Hahaha!

    Anyway, it's really exciting siguro to go under water kaso lang di kaya ng powers ko yan. Sobrang takot ako sa ganyang adventure. I'm glad you've tried. You look so happy sa mga photos. :)

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  10. Ang sexy naman! I'd love to try this too...someday! :)

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  11. does look interesting! lets you get a good view of the fish

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  12. thanks for the WW visits :)

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  13. living unto the name of ur site...yes, ur more than sey in the photos:) loved, loved the sexy poses:)

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  14. Wow! Something to look forward in doing again, right? I love the photos!
    Hope you can also visit my WW post. Thanks!

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  15. Though takot ako lumubog ng ganyan kalalim,isa yan sa gusto kong magawa pag nag boracay uli kami! Exciting naman!

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  16. How much na nga pala mag helmet diving?

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  17. It does look like fun. How quickly can you move if a hungry shark came strolling by...?

    ;D

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  18. ganda ng legs at ng mga pieces.. he he, i wonder paano mag equalize ng option 3 with a helmet...

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  19. Wow! Mukhang ang saya..

    Kakainggit much! :P

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  20. PS: I so like your bikini Ate! :) Sexy. wetwew!

    @Lainy: Di din ako marunong lumangoy. Paturo tayo kay Ate KM! :P

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  21. @ anney, replied at your blog ;)

    @ imriz, stef, mary, kriz, thanks, guys!

    @ PS, wala pa ding tatalo sa legs, legs, legs mong nakakasilaw :D Madali lang yung third method, girl. Pwede mo naman kasi ipasok yung kamay mo sa loob ng helmet.

    @ MC, tenkyu! Di naman kelangan marunong lumangoy para makapag helmet diving ;) Saka lapit kayo sa beach, di ba? Tara, praktis swimming tayo ;)

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  22. Wow! sexy naman... ganda seguro nang boracay.. hehehe...

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  23. Nothing to worry about your stomach, still sexy:)

    Visiting for WW! Hope you can visit mine too..

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2011/12/wednesday-whites-personalized-bracelet.html

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  24. WOW!! first of all ang sexy mo and 2nd is that this is a GREAT ADVENTURE INDEED!! I love it!! wanna do that someday! :) Thanks for sharing your family time with us!!!!

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  25. That looks like fun. I love that you put so much fun into the shots.

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  26. looks like a lot of fun. nakakainggit naman, I have never been to bora though.

    visiting from WW and my entry is here: http://lulu-bitz-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-elle-purse.html

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  27. thanks for the comments, guys :)

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  28. oh i see.. pwede pa lang ipasok ang kamay... ilang feet pala yung lalim ng helmet diving..? kaya lang parang mas enjoy pa rin mag scuba.. hehe.... v

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  29. waaaahhh! kakainggit! i have been to Bora and that was a decade ago!!! wala pang helmet diving noon! if ever i get the chance to go to Bora again, i will definitely try this! di ko palalagpasin! was here for WW!

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  30. looks like you really had a great time under the sea..:)

    Visiting from WW
    Grocery with Xye
    Florie Earrings
    Poinsettias
    World Bazaar

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  31. thanks for the comments, guys :)

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  32. that's fun i know! and wanna try that too someday hehehe

    http://vlayugan.blogspot.com/2011/12/another-day-in-baguio-city.html

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  33. woot! more than sexy indeed! what a sweet pose of you and your man on the second photo! thanks for joining WW,Kim!

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  34. oh dear so sxylicious, i want to go back to boracay and try that one, nice shot under water

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  35. very sweet and great adventures, oh Boracay when can I see you :-) Dropping some love for WW, hope that you can return the favor too.

    http://www.mommies2ks.com/2011/12/a-snowman-project-that-my-son-made.html

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  36. i want to try that! but i have to save money first for out trip home. =)

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  37. I've always wanted to experience this thing but I've never had the chance yet. Like every picture I've already seen doing the same scene like this, it is amazing and such a wonderful escapade down under! :)

    Visiting for WW! Better late than never, right? ;-)

    in Trento Agusan Sur
    Fila for Him
    Chandelier
    Glittery

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  38. Thanks for sharing these beautiful blues.

    Happy Blue Monday KM.

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  39. Kainggit naman. Sarap tuloy magbakasyon sa Boracay. You surely had the fun, underwater sis:)

    Visiting for BM! here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.heavenly-dreams.com/7366-blog-photo-challenge-enfamil-infant-formula/

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  40. Wow, it sure is a fun underwater adventure. Visiting here for Tuesday Travels!

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  41. this look so much fun KM!

    visitng from TT

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  42. It sure an adventure for you and your family, sigh the little one was not able to join visiting from Tuesday Travel Points of View of Travels and Places

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  43. wow! would love to try that someday! ..ang bigat nang helmet! :)

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  44. what an adventure Sis KM, never been to Boracay yet :-) I hope someday in my wildest dreams :-) Visiting from Tuesdays Travel, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.tropical7107islands.com/2012/02/ks-first-plane-ride.html

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  45. Pretty obvious that you are having some great time. I want to try diving too when I have time but the only thing is I don't have one. lol

    Late comment for my late submission in TT.

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  46. That was a wonderful and full of fun adventure I can tell! I would try that one day, if may chance! :) Thanks for sharing KM!

    Visiting for TT as a host. Thanks for your weekly share! :)

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  47. oh my gosh, i want to try that when i get back to philippines next year! weee! i'd like to be under the sea... :D

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  48. Oh looks like fun, thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

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  49. never heard of helmet diving

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  50. Helmet diving! Really? Really! Looks like it was a Hoot!

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  51. This is quite fascinating!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  52. Definitely a must try! Brings back the happy memories i had doing it last year... Hmmm. ;-)

    -r1-

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  53. Dropping by here sis KM :) Hope you could visit My ABC Wednesday entry. Thanks!

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  54. Naku teh :) panis pala ako sa kasexyhan mo eh!! nyahaha and the pose!! waley din ako masey!!!

    >> I think mas maganda ang helmet nyo dyan!! kasi hindi nyo na kelangang hawak all throughout the activity.. yung samen mabigat na kelangan mo pang hawakan!! pero ang galing :)) saya saya

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  55. I have lived on Tourism in Boracay for 15 years and loved the place so much i built cohiba. These are the Biggest and Best value for money apartments on the island period ! Every apartment has stunning sea views and 30m2 to 40m2 balconies with which to enjoy it. We are overlooking the windsurfing / kitesurfing bay where the season goes from November to april. Its either a great sport to participate, or great to just sit on your huge terrace and watch.Boracay apartments

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  56. Wooot .. Oh so sexy.. ur so sexy :D Ok naman ah? Ganda nga eh. I was freaking nervous super the water behavior drives me nuts! We didn't take that long under the water, I can't even balance my body due to waves. But I had a great time though :)

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