Snuba diving on St. Kitts
If you think that a crazy sexy fun traveler would do anything in the world then I will disappoint you. I love snorkeling and each time I get a chance I do it no matter in which part of the world I might be, but still can freak out when I remember the bad experience I had when snorkeling in Giftun island.
The possible fear is one of the reasons why I have never scuba dived yet. Another problem are my sinusis as I get the infection pretty often and my ears are just never really fine since a nose operation I had when I was 14.
But when I heard we were going to snuba dive on St. Kitts, my eyes opened with excitement. Snuba diving is easier and not so deep like scuba, right? I might be able to do so.
When we got to our embarkation place, it was late afternoon already. Our guide explained us all the details about how the snuba diving they do there works. Then on the motor boat we left the coast to the stand on the sea.
The good thing was we didn’t have to carry heavy gas tanks on our backs as we only needed fins, masks, regulator, harness and the weight belt ( I needed double weight for some reason :D)
It was 4 of us and our diving instructor. We were attached to a raft with always 2 of us using the same tank and thus giving the whole group around 25 minutes of oxygen.
In the beginning I was a bit freaking out, I do admit, because the fins reminded me that scary moment when I got stuck in the corral reefs in Egypt. It was my first time wearing fins since 2007 as each time during snorkeling I just refused them.
Being attached to the floating raft might be a disadvantage for those who want to explore further as it only lets you dive up to 6 m/20 ft from the raft. But it made me feel safer.
I didn’t even dive that deep as my ears got blocked straight away and my swearing didn’t help the headache to go away, on the contrary.
The sea was not very clear but around the beautiful reefs we had a chance to see a hawksbill sea turtle and an aero crab that looks like a floating spider.
25 minutes passed faster than I hoped for and when I was finally feeling comfortable, both mentally and with my ears, it was the end of our snuba lesson. Usually you do 2 dives with Kantours but we had time only for one.