My first diving experience
So here is my story:
I was travelling for my PR work to Egypt, accompanying journalists to a hotel that is our client down there.
One day we had a snorkelling boat trip to Tiran Island scheduled. The weather wasn’t great and therefore on the boat it was super cold.
The organisers offered us surprisingly, that we could also go diving. No one of our group had ever dived before but two of the girls simply said yes without hesitation. A third one of our group did then afterwards as well. I was still in ‘I don’t want to go diving mood’, but I sat down together with the girls to listen to the first instructions.
The diving test
The breathing felt even harder and I was sure I wasn’t getting enough air – so I rushed back up again and took it out of my mouth. He then explained me, that this is something nearly everyone experiences the first time, but that I just had to trust that I will get enough air, if I breathe in more relaxed.
Why I never wanted to go diving in the first place
it the first place? Well, do you know the feeling when you are snorkelling for a long time as suddenly get to a darker area? All sea grass around you, you seem to see dark shadows of animals you can’t define?
I just tried to do it without too many hesitations. And the best part? It actually worked!
Proud of myself I was ready to go deeper.