The world’s largest female scuba diving community “Girls That Scuba”, arranged a girls’ only day at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan, Indonesia and I was excited to be a part of it. I was affiliated with Manta Dive Gili Air, so hopped on a boat for the short journey to our neighbour island. The boat was buzzing for a day of girlie fun.
But what was the dive plan for 48 women? How were we going to attempt to set a World Record?
Amongst the laughter and joviality, pink and purple leggings, was a Guinness World Record set?
Warning: This post contains evidence of some serious fun!
The Girls That Scuba Day was held on the island of Gili Trawangan, one of the three Gili Islands off the west coast of Lombok, a two hour fast boat journey from Bali. I was living on Gili Air so was lucky to be a part of the buzz surrounding this girls only event on 30 May 2018.
From the moment we arrived at Manta Dive Gili Trawangan there were smiles and bright colours everywhere, I knew it was going to be a good day.
I had recently written the Girls That Scuba blog post Where To Scuba Dive with Manta Rays and had been communicating with Sarah, so when we had a chance to meet, it was great to put a face to the name.
Enough talk, time to load up the two Manta Dive boats and head to Manta Point!
There were 18 ladies on Samui, the Manta Dive Gili Air boat, and everyone was in high spirits for the short journey to Manta Point, the chosen dive site.
We all descended quickly, then started linking arms and legs to begin the human pyramid formation. The slight surge was fun, but definitely a challenge for the photograph. When we were underwater, we all thought we did great! The official photographers Alfred Mannaar and Alex Kydd, may possibly disagree, but they sure had fun capturing the chaos.
Watch this space for confirmation of the attempt!
It took around 20 minutes to form and photograph the human pyramid. With our mission for the Guinness World Record attempt complete, it was now dive time! It became apparent very quickly that this dive was about female community spirt, laughs and good times rather than spotting marine life. I tried to point out a turtle, but no one cared. The Gili Islands are the unofficial turtle capital of the world, you will see a turtle on almost every dive, we were setting a world record here and it was time to start celebrating.
(Note: All these ladies are dive professionals, do not attempt to remove your mask and regulator unless you are confident. Remember, safety first! All ladies adhered to scuba diving rules while maintaining good buoyancy … never hold your breath!)
The fun wasn’t completely over …
Back at the dive centre, everyone chatted and laughed about the days’ events. Girls That Scuba had set an Instagram competition, so we uploaded photos, sharing hashtags to be used for maximum exposure. My friend Jenni Collier won the prize of a DPV Course at Manta Dive with this winning photo.
There was a cool photo shoot happening in the pool which we had a chance to witness. Love this idea!
Thank you to Girls That Scuba, Manta Dive Gili Trawangan and Manta Dive Gili Air for allowing us all to be a part of such a memorable day!
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