Adam Leslie Scanlon


Adam Leslie Scanlon

Hey so I'm Adam! I really enjoy writing a diary of events when I travel because it helps me remember my experiences and not just the ones taken on the camera, the smaller ones that you would easily forget. I plan on working abroad as a PADI Divemaster for the indefinite future so many more blogs will be coming up! If you enjoy my blogs then I hope I help you somehow and if you have any questions just message me :D Happy Reading!

Check out some of my photos on my Instagram

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba May 11th 2016

Trip to Tel Aviv This was quite a spontaneous trip but I love spontaneity! In fact applying to become a Divemaster in Tenerife was purely spur of the moment. As after watching a documentary about SCUBA diving and having an urge to live, work and travel abroad for a lengthy amount of time I applied that same evening to Tenerife Divemaster Academy and paid for it using money I would have easily pissed away on a 2 month trip to South America or something. I received a message from an old friend who I used to be really close with in my teens as she lived on the same street as me in Liverpool. Rachael is her name and she told me on Facebook that she was going to Tel Aviv for a weekend break in ... read more
Cool coat hangers!
There were 100 bottles of beer on the wall
In the Market

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba May 10th 2016

Well well well hasn’t this been a long time? The blog is back for just a one off to kind of catch up where I’m up to now that I’m nearly 9 months, but if I got a bunch of likes on Facebook then WHO KNOWS. I’m kind of a whore with Facebook likes so if I get a lot then the blog may make a return somehow… But this blog is just a brief thing I put together as I just wanna catch up to where I am now and talk about the exciting things in Aqaba happening now! Basically I haven’t written a Blog for over 5 months now because I’ve just been so damn busy! Plus I’m a bit lazy. But I think I left off when me and my dad were going ... read more
Welcome to The Treasury
Such a poser
Dad drinking Bedouin tea

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba January 16th 2016

Ketchup Blog Part I Yeah so the blog... I feel bad that I haven’t written a single one for over a month and I seriously doubt that I could even remember one day in full detail. But like someone who just woken up from a coma and can’t remember who they are, I decided to look through photos on my phone to see what has happened the last few weeks of 2015 and the first few of 2016. Oh yeah happy new year! I do hope you spent it with loved ones. I did! I actually spooned my father to keep warm in a very cold desert… But more on that later. One last thing before I begin I kind of didn't have any photos to include on this blog so instead I have added photos ... read more

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba December 16th 2015

I MADE AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT BECAUSE I LOVE MARK ZUCKERBERG Monday – Hot water! Just before I start the blog this week I must be honest. Writing the blog is really starting to drain me. Writing it all then putting it on with photos and everything else etc really is taking up so much time and it’s making me lose motivation doing it and other things in the centre. So I have decided that instead of writing every single day I have just included the highlights and not include the days were pretty much nothing happened worth mentioning. As always Happy Reading. I had a day off today and instead of pissing about I decided to do something. I had a list of things planned to do today and I accomplished them all! Sort of. ... read more
Water explosion!
Bags on doors
Ahmed loving his new wetsuit

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba December 9th 2015

LET ME IN Monday – Making friends Where to begin? Today was by far one of my most favourite days in Aqaba… So far. There was two dives with the two lovely French guys in the morning. We dove at the tank site and I decided to bring Ahmed along with me as he needed the dives. Abdallah drove the van to the site as told to by Mohamed… I don’t think Mo trusts me with the van as I nearly destroyed it last time. In time I will drive it again! Inshallah. First dive was excellent. Nothing too substantial or unusual to be seen but the tank is always an exceptionally enjoyable dive site! We headed back to the beach and changed the tanks around. Upon surfacing Ahmed Shower (I still can’t believe his last ... read more
Ahmed Shower and the tank!
A wee eel hiding under the tank
Don't shoot!

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba December 7th 2015

A very slow week... Monday – I have become the child snatcher First of all let me tell you guys that this blog was... A struggle. I ended up writing all of it on the 7th December and so I forgot the vast majority of what happened this week, which is why I need to write my blogs, otherwise I would forget everything! Yes I have a mind like a civ. But the blog after this one made up for it as it is my longest blog so far because it included my 5 hour border control palaver in Israel. For those of you who didn’t read my first blog I basically met the child snatcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Here is the segment from my first blog: *At this point I had just arrived ... read more
No joke I thought this said Human Market
An upside down jellyfish
Lizardfish and chill

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba November 23rd 2015

Monday - SMILE FOR THE CAMERA Today was an unusual day as I did a dive but the dive centre made no money! Basically today we had an event marking the 30th Anniversary of the Cedar Pride shipwreck sinking at the request of Abdullah the Divemaster but more commonly known as the King of Jordan way back in 1985 (it is a shame he didn’t sink a DeLorean). Turkish Airlines sponsored the event today that invited all dive centres to take part in showing off the shipwreck by taking down some VIP people, I am not sure about what organisation they were from but they were from… Somewhere. Around 60 or 70 divers were in the water looking for one of those small airlines that typically travel agents have on their desks with a curved support ... read more
The world champion free diver
The glass bottle!

Middle East » Jordan » South November 17th 2015

Dribs and Drabs Monday – Good Irish people I dove with Belal today with an Irish couple. They were good people and I expected them to be as they come from the ‘goodest country’ in the world. See this link for more details about the ‘goodest’ countries in the world and how they help mankind: I do prefer Belal to Ahmed when I’m diving as much as I like telling Ahmed words that are incorrect in English like saying ‘bench’ is ‘dick’ and teaching him the phrase ‘sit on the dick’. I much more enjoy speaking in English to Belal as he speaks it very well. It is also much more easier preparing the equipment and talking to customers all together as one big happy family. Another thing that I prefer Belal for is the ... read more
Simon and octopus
Simon and swimming octopus! Look at the colour change!

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba November 11th 2015

Winter is coming... Monday - Mucky I was supposed to dive with Mohamed and Ole today to do some Muck diving! Muck diving is when you dive at a site where nobody really dives because there is so much human waste (litter not poo). There is many things that you can see there that you wouldn’t normally see so I was super excited to go! But instead 2 South African’s turned up. They were a couple in their 70’s and the guy was a veteran diver and his wife just wanted to snorkel. I was a bit concerned as the guy was in his early 70’s and old divers don’t have healthy bodies like they used too! What if he keeled over on the dive! Before I continue I would just like to say that he ... read more
I'm so rich
... Theyre only 1's...

Middle East » Jordan » South » Aqaba November 3rd 2015

It’s quiet… Too quiet. Monday – Brought to you by DHL I GOT SOME SWEETIES TODAY. Namely from mi madre via the long awaited DHL parcel which was actually in Amman for about a week awaiting further address information… But it is here! Of course the parcel didn’t come all this way just to deliver some sugar snacks from Liverpool. I thought that a nice book would make me look more grown-up in front of my new work colleagues. The book is a fish identification book of over 1200 species of underwater life. The book is super interesting! Not only does it have the names of the fish but it has the habits of them, where to find them, average size, whether they are hazardous etc. From the photo you can see the extent of treats ... read more
One day I will see you Rhincodontidae... Hopefully soon
Dragon Moray... LOL wut?!
I swear that this guy is a Pokemon...

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