Holiday away from holiday

Holiday away from holiday

My friend Ben is here visiting for a few weeks and we’re currently on this small island in the very eastern Philippines called Siargao. It’s main activity is surfing and it’s now super low season with small waves suitable for beginners, which we definitely are. The journey out here couldn’t really have been much easier; […]

Order up!

Order up!

After starting to mentally compose the letter of complaint to EMS, the company who was supposed to deliver my parcel containing all of the exciting parts of the new underwater camera setup, and specially send a virtual boot to whoever is in charge of updating the non-functioning web-status, I was getting really impatient. I’ve never […]

Elvis has left the building…

Elvis has left the building…

… and so has Carro & Linn, my two workmates here at Kasai. So it’s a sad day here, and as soon as they left it started raining, a sign perhaps?! We’ve worked together since the beginning of this year and I first met them in November so we haven’t really known each other that […]

Long time no type!

Long time no type!

Dear internet, I’m very sorry I haven’t updated this thing for a while… or if I should swallow my pride a bit, Annika & Pelle, here’s an update just for you and the rest of the family! My friend Damian has been over for a few weeks, and all the time I haven’t spent diving […]

Cold again

Cold again

The important guests have arrived and left again; over a weeks of intense preparations, two days of stressed out diving and being on our best behavior… phew! And as usual I was too lazy to make the extra effort and use my new freediving wetsuit instead of my old scuba wetsuit so I got a […]

Stuck!

Stuck!

I’ve been in a mini-accident, and before anyone reaches for a phone in worry let me tell you I’m almost fine! And the actual accident was a week ago… I fell over with the bike and applied my right calf to the exhaust and thus removed a fairly large piece of skin, and then I […]

30m!

30m!

I’ve now reached my first target for freediving; on Saturday I finally got to 30m! I’ve been struggling a bit to get beyond 20m but this time everything just worked as planned. Jussi and me went out to do some deep-dive training and I started off with 10m, then very easily 20m so I thought […]

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

It’s still kind of rainy season here, and we had a small typhoon warning a few days ago. I’m not actually sure what a typhoon means, but no-one here was very worried. It seems that’s what you expect at the moment. This other guy that’s also doing some freediving and me took the opportunity to […]

800 steps…

800 steps…

I’m currently doing the Advanced Freediver course here, and we’re doing all kinds of freediving; just plain snorkeling out on the reef, statics in the pool, deepdiving and more. One of the neighboring island’s got a 50m swimming pool so we were planning to go to train some dynamic freediving, which is basically just swimming […]

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