I jumped into the water and instantly panicked, I really had no idea what I was doing!
On the weekend I went scuba diving for the first time in 5 years.
Last time I was under heavy supervision, the instructor was basically holding my hand.
This time was very different. I went with a group of friends, "you can scuba right?" "Shit yeah I can!" I said with a false sense of confidence.
When we first plunged off the rocks at South Bondi I panicked.
There were too many things happening at once. Oxygen tank, breathing thing (technical name), oxygen gauge, mask, snorkel, flippers... other stuff.
I swam straight back to the surface and had a breather.
The second attempt was a bit better and we set off into the deep blue.
After a short while a great sense of calm came over me.
We swam past rock shelfs, colourful reefs, fish and stingrays.
I felt totally insignificant. In a good way.
And it was dead quiet (except for my heavy breathing).
Fish continued about their daily business unphased. A wobbegong cruised right past my flipper as if I was a big rubber rock.
We eventually came to a clearing of white sand which led us to a steep rockshelf.
On the other side of the rockshelf was a grey nurse shark.
It slowly swam by, completely oblivious to the 4 humans watching with jaws dropped. It truly was a majestic creature.
We paused for a few seconds holding onto the rock shelf to stop us from drifting apart.
Looking down at my oxygen gauge it was clear I wasn't as calm as I thought.. I'd sucked through 80% of the tank!
It was time for me to resurface and leave this underwater world of calm and silence.
Having the time and the energy/health to do things like spontaneous scuba diving is my priority and I want the same for you.
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It might not be scuba diving with sharks, it might be time with your family. Whatever it is, we want you to have more of it!