Dive at helicopter islandMarch 4, 2017 on the Philippines ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C
Awesome to dive here after snorkeling here yesterday, I wondered what it looked like down deep and now I know.
The place has such beautiful coral life and abundance of small fish. We saw 2 blue spotted rays and a banded sea snake.
Unfortunately the dive company only had a 12 liter tank for me, so I was expecting a shorter dive. I still tried practicing slow breathing and kick and float to conserve air but I was too heavy so struggled with buoyancy and ended up only lasting 42 minutes. The DM urged on the conservative side and gave me more weight than I needed even though I told him I only need 4kg. I get that, its easier for him to deal with a heavy diver than one that does not sink.
Still a cool dive and showed me I can probably do 50 minutes on a 12 liter if my weight is right.