I am a 100% Non-swimmer and I have OW Childhood Trauma. I went to Panglao for my Birthday and decided to "try" and learn diving. When I saw Blue Revival Diving College, I never had any second thoughts and contacted them immediately.
Jaki was very accommodating and answered all my questions, even offered me a 1 on 1 training plus my very own photographer. I visited the school and met up with Paul, I was very nervous and at the same time excited. Paul's encouraging words made me more excited to do it the next day and the vibe that I got from Jaki was exuberating!
Bday came, met up with my instructor and was given the necessary training in the pool to survive my underwater experience at sea. No pressure at all, I was allowed to follow the instructions on my own phase.
At the dive point, I was guided and not left alone all throughout my water journey. As a first timer, I was still nervous that I might drop my regulator while down and my mind was telling me to go up that my mouth felt really tired and just wanted to breathe normally. But I told myself, I can do it and so did I! I was very very happy that I celebrated my birthday differently, not thinking about any problems and stress. This experience made me appreciate the Ocean more instead of being afraid of it.
My dive did not stop there, I took 2 more dives the following day and guess what? After that last dive and after getting my own Snorkel and Mask, I was able to swim in the pool without any training or vest or floaters or lessons or guide holding me. I was able to snorkel out in a protected shoreline for 2 straight days when I flew to Mactan to finish my birthday trip. Because of the warmth, guidance, the safe feeling and the trust that I got from the people in Blue Revival Diving College, I enrolled for a swimming lesson and I am now taking lessons to get my OW License this September!
It wasn't just the experience alone for me, but also the people who made it happen for me 😊🥰. From Jaki to Paul to Carlo, I fell inlove and want to do Scuba Diving for as long as I can. This School is really the best and I am glad that I never had any second thoughts about it!