I’ve wanted to scuba dive since I was young. What stopped me as I got older? Fear of drowning! When I was younger, a relative threw me out into the water in an attempt to teach me to swim. Well all it did was cause me to panic and I almost drowned.
Now that’s not to say I don’t go into the pool or in the water at the beach. Up until last year (specifically), I was mainly a wall hugger in the pool and I wouldn’t dare go out too far at the beach. Hell, there were times when I’d start to hyperventilate when I needed to wash my hair.
Last year we went on a cruise and one of the ports was Nassau; the water was gorgeous and clear. I was a little apprehensive about snorkeling but once I got out there (and relaxed), it was incredible. The video below is a compilation of my footage, the hubster and my bro (n law) via an underwater camera. This also sealed the deal of my wanting to take it a step further and learn how to scuba dive.
My 49th birthday is coming up soon and I decided I’d love to take the classes then. It just so happens that I can on the day of my birthday; well the orientation. That will be followed by training in a pool, 2 open water dives, which hopefully will get me certified. In the meantime, I passed my online test.
PADI: Learn To Scuba Dive (video)
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)