Planning a diving trip in the crystal clear waters surrounding some islands near Bali this week made me think of a post I wrote last year on instagram.
I have always been terrified of the idea of scuba diving. Something about fear of not being in total control... Anyway, last week when I was walking by all the dive shops in the Gili Islands I realized I was no longer afraid to try diving since total control is a total impossibility. So this past weekend in Ko Tao I went for it, completely unafraid...until I got underwater and panicked because apparently I always breathe through my nose and this mouth breathing thing wasn't working for me. Even in this state I was not going to give up. I was already in love with diving from the small taste of it I had gotten swimming from the boat to the bay where we did our training. And I was laughing at myself. I had a really good instructor who made sure I could take all the time I needed to pass all my tests. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people than the crew at Alvaro Diving. Watch out underwater world, I'm a certified Open Water Diver!
Sharon and Jon live the life of their dreams. Zelement Club is their way of inviting others to join them in this adventure.