A Risk Worth Taking

I was so nervous, I thought, I’m not gonna make it alive!

Scuba Diving in depths of the ocean

I like to learn new skill and somehow I like to see the world under water so I thought scuba diving would be very interesting. I enrolled in the Open Sea Course even I am not a good swimmer. I’m only good at floating. Hahaha.

I was glad I did it! I was able to enjoy the world under the sea!

It’s worth taking!

February, 2009, Red Sea

Open Sea Dive, October 2008

Open sea dive, June 2008, during the course training

Well, I am looking forward to dive again in the future.  The last time I did it was last April of 2010 and I was already halfway down when I signaled my buddy that I wanted to come up already.  I just didn’t feel right to go for it.  I felt something it was not good that I have to trust my gut about it.  I nearly panicked, I got blocked out I did not even know which button I would push so that I could start my way up!  Thank God my buddy was quick enough to understand me, he pushed the button for me.  Good Lord I reached the shore safe. Hahahaha

But the next time I will dive, I make sure I know that I can really swim, I mean really know how to swim and not just float…  hahaha 🙂

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  1. I tried diving once back in 2008, at the Great Barrier Reef (!). Unfortunately, I panicked on my first dive and had to come back up. And didn’t go back down again. I intend to blog about that experience someday. Very chastening. I hope someday I can take more lessons in a pool and get back the confidence to go underwater again.

  2. I adore diving, although I have not done it in decades.
    Red.

  3. I hope you are very proud of yourself! This took much bravery knowing you did not know how to swim yet. But taking the time to learn how to swim is a very good move. You look to me as though you were having a wonderful time. And once you have the confidence of knowing how to swim, you will enjoy it even more.
    Thank you for coming by my space!
    Deb xx

    • You’re very welcome Deb, I enjoyed looking around on your space 🙂 and yes I take your advice I need to really learn how to swim. Thanks for your visit and your time to leave a comment.

      Dolly xo

  4. It takes a lot of courage to do something like this. I never could.

  5. You remind me of our oldest daughter. She recently decided to go skydiving. As with your scuba diving, she loved it even though her mother was nervous about the whole thing. Her two young sons thought it was neat, of course. You have no fear, and that means life will fill you up, twirl you around, and you will dance through stars blazing with the heat of suns.

    • Oh, really cool, good for your oldest daughter 🙂 I appreciate your inspiring words, “life will fill you up, twirl you around, and you will dance through stars blazing with the heat of suns”. It just made my day. Thank you very much for your visit. Have a great day!

  6. Well done on your Scuba Diving, I think that
    you were even better considering that you are
    not much of a swimmer. Once you have more
    confidence in the water your abilities will soon
    strengthen my friend and Scuba Diving will be
    all that more enjoyable without feeling those
    fears. Have a very nice rest of weekend Dolly
    and a wonderful week ahead 🙂

    Androgoth Xx

  7. @imonthebandwagon, thanks for liking this post 🙂
    and Scott, thanks too! 🙂

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