Thought I couldn’t

I was the oldest person in my diving class.

One of our learning skills had us watch the instructor remove all their equipment piece by piece and give it to their dive buddy (the last being our tank and bcd fin), surface, take a breath and descend before reversing putting the equipment back on.

We students politely clapped underwater – I thought to myself I will never in my wildest dreams ever do this.

When we surfaced the instructor asked who wants to be first to do this, and it just came out of my head to say ME!!. And I did it and it was one of if not the greatest achievements in my life. Diving is a pure joy. It opens up another world of adventure to experience the underwater world.

Submitted by an anonymous but wonderful woman in adventure.

Published by Hetty Key

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