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!
About the Authors: Sharon and Jon combine their passion for coaching and teaching with their love of adventure. Jon has been a professional ski instructor for nearly three decades so they spend their winters in the Colorado Rockies and the summers in Bali, coaching driven individuals to go for it when it comes to following their dreams. Change can be fun! Surf, Ski, Yoga, Meditation, and new experiences build confidence and inspiration.
Sharon and Jon live the life of their dreams. Zelement Club is their way of inviting others to join them in this adventure.