Last week, one of our guests, 11 year old Joe Howard learnt to scuba dive at Daku. With instruction from Colin of Koro Sun Dive he was diving the reefs of Savusavu in no time. Joe had this to say about his experience:
When I was staying at Daku resort, I had a resort dive with Koro Sun Dive in the pool. I had to learn how to how to use the PFD (personal floatation device) and also how to suck air from the tank with the regulator. The air tasted funny and fake.
The next day I went out to the reef with Colin, my instructor.
On my first dive I saw two cute turtles and one scary manta ray. It was so cool!!!
Diving is not difficult as long as you are relaxed and you do not panic if you take your mask off or take the mouth piece out.
It is very exciting to be able to go under water and not run out of air for a while! I went down to 10 metres tops. The first thing I saw was lots of brightly coloured coral and the first thing I thought was “this is amazing!”
The equipment is not heavy under water – you cannot feel it at all.
I recommend diving for everyone!!! (above 10 years of age)
Joseph Howard (age 11)