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Monday, January 21, 2013

A wish ticked in my bucket list

Actually my bucket list seems to be never ending, it just keeps growing every time I hear or see a new exciting thing and *ting* my Bucket list is update. But let me tell you, I just went crazy when there was a green tick on one of my wish in the bucket list recently. So I am sure you can understand what is it to actually  be able to tick a task done on my crazy bucket list!

So here you go with my experience…

My recent trip which I call it an annual trip(Which actually means the trip which rips off my annual savings! ) :D made my dreams come true! Since these annual trips is once a year and with so much saving gone into it I love to squeeze in lot of must do things of the place in one single trip so this time beyond the Google must do things, the main agenda for me was to have at least one tick in my Bucket list. And so I picked SCUBA Diving!

Oh yes SCUBA diving was the initial thing on my list. It was there for a long time, with no action taken and had started staling. So this trip I was sure I had to do it and so after a friendly advice from an experienced friend, I picked my destination for my annual trip and that was THAILAND, for the amazing country it is with lot of variety which caters to almost all sorts of tourists of different age group and interest, it also is one of the best locations for Scuba diving as this country’s islands has the diving sites with best visibility.

BTW tell me how many of you remembered Kathrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan diving in water and swimming in style in the deep blue sea as soon as I told Scuba diving??? I am sure almost all the souls who were jealous of Hrithik and souls like me who were jealous of Katrina in the movie ZNMD would have!  Hmmm I had this dream to be diving someday even before this movie portrayed the stylish scuba diving and the silly story of scuba diving being equivalent to meditation trust me the meditation gyan in the movie is total crap at least not true for the first timers ;)!

After reading too many posts and chatting with buddies who have already done it, I was all set to make the final booking with the tripadvisor’s top rated Diving club Super Divers in Phuket.  Thanks for their patience for I floated 100 mails seeking details about initial arrangements and clarification. The first thing I did as soon as I landed in Phuket was to mail Super divers to confirm my booking and from the day I landed in Phuket though we were doing 1000 other crazy things my whole interest was with upcoming scuba day…
And the D day had finally arrived, I felt extremely fresh even though I had slept sparsely due to over excitement and the thought of diving next morning. So there I was all set with a small backpack which contained some sun tan lotion, swim suite and with which a heavy mind filled with excitement :)

As soon as we reached the location the diving team took us to another Boat which would ferry us to the actual diving site to an island called Racha Yai in Phuket which took an hour's journey in the boat.  Entire boat was awesomely organized and everybody would get into small induction speech about the boat design and also an half an hour video of diving instructions. As I am writing this post I still relive those moments of Jan-12-2013..  I actually don’t want to tell you every minute details of Scuba diving because I don’t want to steal the show from those who want to experience it for themselves. It  will be like revealing the suspense of the thriller movie, I don’t want you to curse me.

So friends here are the glimpse of the day and all I can tell you is people who love to live those wonderful moments of handling pressure, being in the deep sea enjoying the mesmerizing visuals of deep blue sea, Please add scuba diving into your bucket list.

My First view of life Jackets and oxygen Cylinder

Beautiful and very skilled Instructor Nim

My first dive

At a depth of 12-15 meter

I just love every minute of this trip

And so my first tick on my bucket list was done successfully



38 comments:

Ganesh Puttu said...

Aww!!!! it looks to be such a fantastic experience...now its on top of my list too...

Ashwini C N said...

Wow.That is just Wow.Scuba Diving on a holiday?Awesome Ramya:-)I'm going to try it too,sometime. Nice to see you checking off things from your Bucket list!

QA Engineer said...

Oh My goodness !! this is something I least expected .. You did an awesome adventure.. and I hope I would do that one day.
Be glad girl!! and treasure every moment of your experience!! Very Well Done.

P.S: Sorry, missed commenting first :( ..never went that way.. blame the long running meetings : )

QA Engineer said...

by the way..forgot to mention..

People work, earn and save.. and many may not LIVE LIFE in the course of it..guess doing something like this(or anything that they please to do) once a year or may be once in a blue moon.. makes them feel that they LIVE LIFE. !! (of-course there are exceptions)..
And that should be the attitude for every hard working human out there...!!

Guess this will be your 2013 highlight and will be part of your reminiscence post in December : ) hahaha..

Rahul Bhatia said...

This was just awesome, Ramya and a feat to feel proud of! Hope you are able to tick mark more such adventures from your list with time:)Lovely writeup and pictures! Why dont you include the video too!!

Jenny said...

First of all LOL on the definition of annual trips, hehe. But what are savings for! you go girl! Spend them all :-)

And oh wowwwwwwwwwww, scuba diving!!!!!!! How VERY Perfect. I know I got inspired by ZNMB and am sure a lot of people have. But reading this post of yours, actually makes me want to book a holiday right!! Oh gosh, please tell me everything about scuba diving in the email. I like to hear about the suspense before the thrillers you see :-)
And lovley lovely photos. So did you get to see any deep sea flora fauna? And where are the fotus of param? :-)

Ramya said...

@Ganesh puttu: oh wow thats awesome that you updated your bucket list! go ahead go diving its just amazing exo

@Ashiwini C N:Thanks Ash yeah it was amazing to have ticked on wish done in my list. Yeah you should try it its awesome :)

Ramya said...

@QA Engineer: Thats an amazing comment especially the second one about earning and saving how true, yes just adventures fills in life in us and each one of us need such break to value life more...

Also thanks for commenting and giving feedback :D its perfectly ok to be late. I am very happy to receive your views on my post.

And yeah my 2013 fully will be memory of this trip :D happy that you all liked the post :D

Ramya said...

@Rahul sir: Thanks a lot happy that you liked the post. And also thanks a lot for your blessings. Oh Yes I will include the video wait for the last post of this travelogue :D

Ramya said...

@Jen: Hey Dear, very happy that my post inspired you to go on scuba diving :D yes it a heavenly experience and given a chance will keep doing it again and again :D

Oh Yes that movie the way I was jealous of KK :D dont ask me !!! ROFL when I dived I wished ;) I would see HR there down rofl but found Param hahhaa :D yeah loads of snaps are there and will share with you personally :D

Also will mail the details to you... :D

Binu Thomas said...

Great experience Ramya! Even I have a dream of scuba diving.. and it started way before ZNMD was released :D And nice pics too..

PS: Will surely ping you as and when I am about to tick scuba diving on my wish list :)

Uma said...

WOW..congrats, Ramya!!! it sounds so exciting..loved the photos..I shall try it out....someday :-)

Ramya said...

@Binu: Yeah plsssssss do it its amazing and feel free to ping me or write a mail to me if you need any details :D

@Uma: Sure dear you should do its very exciting :D

Ramya said...

ALL THANKS A LOT ;) I JUST GOT 100th MEMBER on my blog :D it feels amazing :D thankssssssssssss

psst... if no one signsout of my blog memebership then it is this day Jan 22nd 2013 that I got my 100th follower :D

abhi said...

That's seems really adventurous.. Great..i guess you surely have remembered your hero (HR) while diving.. and hope not cried after that the way he did in movie ;)..

Ramya said...

@Abhi: hahhaa yeah I so much remembered him but ;) he was floating in my imagination all the time. BTW only possible reason why he would be crying as I see is ;) may be it was too much for him to handle pressure :D when handling underwater pressure itself is too much papa he had beautiful kat also !!! what else would he do ;)

Aseem Puri said...

After reading this, a wish jumped in bucket.. A wish that didn't came after watching Hrithik-Kat in ZNMD.. but yeah of course after this blog entry.... :) U did so much of planning, really amazing... the best shots of photography came from Mr. Hubby... :) Like u said once the best story is the one which make a virtual world around u.. I just came out from that :) :)

KParthasarathi said...

The description and the pictures can give only the feel of Scuba diving but not the thrill and excitement that you had actually experienced.The jig in the last picture showed how happy you felt.

Waiting eagerly to read more of your Thailand adventure.

Ramya said...

@Aseem: very happy to receive your compliment on my post :D thanks a lot. Oh yes just go divinggggggg :D it will be amazing :D And come back and tell me the entire story :D

@KP: thanks a lot posted this blog soon as you forced me to so pls :D wait for next post :) Thanks a lot for being there to listen to my stories :D

Matt Butcher said...

I'm so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves diving with us! Matt - Super Divers Owner

Ramya said...

@Matt Butcher: Heyyyy thats surprising to see your comment here :D thanks a lot. and yes will remember the experience with superdivers always :D

Sonia said...
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Sonia said...

Wow.. Nice pictures :) To be honest the movie ZNMD did not inspire me for Scuba Diving as much as your pictures did :)

Ramya said...

@Sonia :) I am so pleased thanks for that nice compliment :D so go diving sooon :D

Kappu said...

woo hooo!!! I almost cried for missing out sCUBA diving in my msia trip!! double yays for you and hubz for doing that!!!

AND that sorts of explains your absence?? ;)

beautiful pics gurl!

Do visit my blog! Would love to see you by! *cheers*

Ramya said...

Kappu: hey yeahhhh I know how it feels on my honeymoon trip we wanted to do it and then canceled for obvious reasons ;) ended up doing only snorkeling trust me i was very disappointed :D but finally dream come true.

Kappu PODA :D I have done post just before this also you were not around also I did comment on your post also :D no absent nothing.
I am Present maaaaam :D

Saru Singhal said...

What you said about Annual trip is right, actually it's like spending bucket full of money :D

Scuba diving. I am jealous of you now. I wish I can do it...Now, it goes into my bucket list.

Haddock said...

That must have been real fun.
Thailand you said ?
Well now its my turn to add it to my list.
Do they have designated photographers to click in the water ?

Ramya said...

@Saru: hahaha yeah very true bucketS full of would be more appropriate isnt it :D lol. yes dear you should do it you will enjoy it a lot :D

Ramya said...

@Haddock: Yeah Thailand's islands are very beautiful for such water sports :D and yes there will be instructors who will be diving with us depending on the course you take so they will have this waterproof camera who take your picture when you dive :D
so its completely awesome experience and you will have something to remember as well :D

jahid said...

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I would like to nominate your blog for THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD.
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Thanks and Regards,
Jahid
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Ramya said...

Jahid: thats very very kind of you to encourage me with this award thanks a lot :) and will surely try to meet the challenge :) pls give me sometime :D

:) Happy to know you like my blog Chittrana :D

shilpa said...

Nice description and pictures! It took me back to the time when we did scuba diving in havelock at andamans!it is definitely one of a kind. I can totally relate to the experiences. maybe i should have heard it from you first hand before leaving bangalore :(

Prashanth said...

Glad to know you enjoyed, Ramya...:) Pictures were great. I had Bunjee jumping on my mind and now Scuba diving is one more must to do thing on the list..:)

In these days of busy lives, once a year trip is a great way to maintain a proper work life balance. I wish many more trips and many more happy smiles for you...:D

santhu said...

Superb!

It is nice that you are enjoying every moment of your life.

People say, Live like there's no tomorrow!!

Ramya said...

@Shilpa: is it in andamans's wow we did Snorkelling there and that itself was amazing :) I just love andaman specially for Radhanagar beach and elephanta island for the visibility and coral reef :)

@Prashanth: yeahhhh its amazing experience pls add it to your list this is awesome experience :). Yeah one break is really needed :)

Ramya said...

@Santhu: yeah Live life like there is no tomorrow :) soooo true :D

gopinath said...

Loved it. I lost it.