This is me........
My name is Natalie and I'm about to embark on my dream journey... obtaining my dive master qualification in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The Philippines!!!
I have decided to bestow my presence on Vasco's Dive Centre in Subic Bay. I am SO excited I just cannot wait to get started!
As I have a little less than 2 months before I arrive in the Philippines, I think it appropriate to share a little of myself with you.
1. I LOVE to dive
2. I am on the adventure of a lifetime
I have left my old life behind me in Australia, deferring my final year of an Environmental Engineering degree to travel throughout South East Asia for 10 months, pursuing my career in professional dive journalism, which has so far seen me do some amazing things; including obtaining my advanced ticket in Cambodia, diving with manta rays in Fiji and operating a DPV like James Bond.
The feather in my journalist's berét will be the priviledge of sharing with you, achieving my ultimate goal of becoming a dive master with Vasco's Dive Centre, Subic Bay. I can't wait to share all the amazing photos I'm going to take and hopefully share in some of the amazing historical discoveries that have dominated the diving experience in the Philippines.
So! My first port of call was Malaysia. A four-day stopover in Kuala Lumpur, which was four days too long I would like to thank Kuala Lumpur for putting me off seafood for life. For one, as I do not even like anchovies on my pizza at home, I am unlikely to enjoy them when pilled in lots of 500 and deep friend on top of my breakfast noodles! To be perfectly honest, I looked forward to my flight out of KL and to Phnom Penh. Today is my second day in the crazy city but my third trip to Cambodia in as many years... and it already feels more like home, than home!