Ecolibrium - Yolly's Blog

Friday 18 January 2013

Ecolibrium - Yolly's Blog

by Yolly Bosiger

I would like to start this blog by saying something that I know prior recipients, hosts, and committee members of the Our World – Underwater Scholarship Society already know.

The Scholarship, which I have had the incredible privilege to receive this year, is one of the most unbelievable, remarkable and wild experience one could ever imagine. In one year you are offered the most unreachable and unthinkable opportunities.

A true chance of a lifetime to develop your skills and discover your interests. If you are between the age of 21 and 26 and are interested in the underwater world, applications for the 2013/14 Australasian Scholarship are due on the 31st of January. I suggest you get your applications in ASAP.

One such incredible opportunity materialized for me early in the scholarship year and I had been looking forward to it ever since. During my undergraduate degree in Townsville Australia, if you had have asked me where in the world I would have liked to dive, it would have been Cocos Island.

Lying, 550 km (340 miles) south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and 630 km (394 miles) north-east of the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, this volcanic sea-mount has got be one of the most unique, isolated and untamed places on earth.

Thanks to the help of Jayne Jenkins, Anthea Ibell, and the generosity of the Undersea Hunter Group I was able join a 10-day trip to the Islands in late November.

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