My father wanted me to learn scuba diving with him when I was younger, however at the time I wasn’t interested. I never was a fan of the water and I have never been able to do is open my eyes underwater which we thought maybe the reason. I was a late bloomer regarding swimming, but am now perfectly happy in the water.
My sister took the opportunity and they learnt together – this is something that never bothered me, until I took a year out to travel. During the trip I snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef, Thai and Fijian beaches and always just found it slightly lacking especially the Great Barrier Reef!
Upon returning to the UK I wasn’t going to miss out yet again, so I learnt in the UK in the middle of November. It was cold damp and very un-enjoyable, however I passed with flying colours and haven’t looked back since.
It is one of the best things I have ever decided to do, and thus far have dived in Mozambique, Seychelles, Australia, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Honduras and Greece registering over 40 dives.
These are just a few of the photos I cherish as the glimpses into an activity that shouldn’t be overlooked by any traveler. It opens up an insight into a whole world of memories that will stay with you forever.
If you are at all interested – I implore you – Try it!