Deep Sea Diving in Papua New Guinea
DONE BY: Rein | Groton School '15 | Scripps College '20
HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND:
My uncle is a deep sea filmmaker and he invited me to join his crew on a trip.
LENGTH: 2 months
LOCATION: Pacific Ocean, aboard a dive ship
PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★
KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED:
- Adjusting quickly to isolation and having no communication to land
- 5:30am: wake up
- 6am-9pm: 5 dives, reading in between, dinner then bed.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE:
- Identifying fish
- Studying species books
- You can sign up for a dive trip through dive resorts and get diving certified through PADI.
- It can be quite expensive to go on a dive ship so diving from shore would be a better budget trip.
MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON TAKEN AWAY:
Isolation can be fun! And there's so many things to learn about the ocean.