Sunday, September 12, 2010

Of Sun, Sea, Salt & Sand..

I had one of the best times of my life in the islands of the Celebes sea..Mabul, Kapalai, and Sipadan. I can't believe I actually fit in 17 dives in total for 4 and a half days! Crazy, but worth the effort.
We stayed in Sipadan Water Village on Mabul island. This is the view from the restaurant we eat at every day.

And I could just jump right into the water right outside my room!...well, that's because my room was right opposite the dive centre, which is surrounded by the house reef. Just swimming already feels like snorkeling!

The highlight of most diving trips in the Celebes sea is diving at Sipadan, apart from Mabul, Kapalai, and Mataking. I managed to dive twice in Sipadan, thanks to my friends who helped book me a spot on the boat! Hehe..

At the break of dawn in Sipadan..Very happy with the weather that morning. No storms and seasickness! Just the morning sea breeze, streaks of island sunlight...

..and later in the day..sunny sandy beaches, clear blue skies, and the taste of salt on my lips..what more could a girl want..?

...Well..maybe this? This is the All-In-One Refuelling Wash from Kiehl's Cross-Terrain range. Not only does it have a clean scent, it does not have an 'over-drying' effect when used on hair, face, and body, it is also 99.9% biodegradable, sodium lauryl sulfate-free and paraben-free! Exactly what the friendly environment-loving diver or adventurer needs!

What I love about this all-in-one wash is that it gives me the freedom to shower wherever I want, when I want. No hassle of going back to the chalets for my bottles of shampoo, soap, conditioner, etc. All I need is a water source, and I'm good to go! The invigorating sensation from the wash wakes me up and I'm ready to take on the next dive of the day..Plus, I know I'm not hurting the environment that I love diving in!

(Beautiful photo courtesy of Janice Chan taken with her underwater camera)

If I can apprecioate this all-in-one wash while on diving trips, I'm confident it will be put to good use during my other cycling/mountainbiking/adventure races, triathlons, and misc trips in the great outdoors.

So, the next time you come across Kiehl's cross terrrain All-In-One Refueling Wash in a store nearby you, go ahead and grab one. And test it at your next adventure trip. You won't regret it!