There is a tradition in the diving community to celebrate dive number one hundred by diving naked. My hundredth dive was my instructor exam, so it was quite out of the question to let it all hang out… Since I didn’t do my hundredth dive naked, the idea was to do it for number two… Continue reading Coconut 5 RM, 200 logged dives
Patience, Prayer and Penicillin heal all wounds…
… even tropical ulcers. I had a visit from my cousin ages ago, and we had a brilliant time together. It was magnificent to finally be able to show someone from home what I’m always nagging about… Since then, I have also been able to show my sister Anne Malene and her boyfriend Øyvin, and… Continue reading Patience, Prayer and Penicillin heal all wounds…
Uncle Travelling Gjerulf to become uncle again!
The days roll by here in the Perhentians, and the FIFA World Championship is on. For about a week I’ve been coughing and coughing to empty my lungs of the stubborn phlegm that just won’t go away. was really cold one night, and the resulting chest cold is as stubborn as is to be expected… Continue reading Uncle Travelling Gjerulf to become uncle again!
We’re open for business!
It’s been waaaay too long since my last update, but we’re now finally up and running. Most of my time in the weeks since I wrote last were spent getting things ready, but it has now all paid off. 🙂 The new deck is beautiful, compressor works, we’ve got the staff we need, and we’re… Continue reading We’re open for business!
Life on the island is running it’s course, people come and go, the beach is white and the jungle is green, the sea is dark blue and sky is a lighter blue, the sun rises and the sun sets, the moon and stars spin their course above all of us. The past few days I’ve… Continue reading Island Life
Bye bye Bali
Since I finished my diving specialties, I haven’t really been doing much… My days have been spent on the beach, walking around Sanur, surfing the net and watching movies and tv series. I’ve had excellent company in my days of laziness, though. I managed to get in touch with Leonid, a couchsurfer I met in… Continue reading Bye bye Bali
God påske, Happy Easter!
Today is Easter Sunday and I googled church in Sanur, and found the Gateway Community Church, where they celebrate Sunday Service at 10am every Sunday. I hailed a bemo and got there at 9:35, and was perplexed that there were no cars outside. When I came up to the door, it said that the congregation… Continue reading God påske, Happy Easter!
Uncle Travelling Scuba Instructor!
Passed my I.E. today, I am now an Open Water Scuba Instructor! Will be in teaching status as soon as the paperwork goes through! 😀 The result wasn’t as good as I was hoping/expecting, but a 4.2 and a 4.0 on the two Open Water Teaching presententations are still well on the safe side. 🙂… Continue reading Uncle Travelling Scuba Instructor!
Examinations going well
Really happy about my results today: Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation: 5.0 Confined Water Teaching Presentation: 5.0 Skill Circuit: 5 x 5.0 Grades go from 1.0, which is a fail, to 5.0. 😀 Happy Uncle Travelling Gjerulf!
IE – Instructor Examinations
Since my last post, I’ve been a busy little bee… As you know, I’ve been working hard on becoming a scuba instructor. A definite highlight was this Sunday, when we went to Nusa Penida for an Adventure Diving Workshop. The first of our two dives was a dive to 39 meters, practicing teaching deep diving.… Continue reading IE – Instructor Examinations