I Can Breathe Underwater
There are two experiences in life that never fail to give me pause: riding in a plane, looking at the earth and the patterns of nature and civilization; and strapping a tank of air and diving in the sea.
Breathing underwater for the first time was one of the most exhilarating feelings I have ever experienced. Scuba-diving is my release. Feeling the pressure of the water against my body as I descend, establishing consistent and steady breathing, leaving the worries of the world on the bank as I soak in the underwater world.
Here are some of the top reasons I recommend scuba-diving to any person who is interested:
- It's good for your body. Not only is there a sense of accomplishment, but diving improves blood circulation and is a phenomenal way to increase strength and flexibility. Instead of hanging with the sweat-dripping, lift-grunting, music-blaring people at your local gym, jump in the refreshing water and dive!
- You get to visit some cool places with even cooler people. Where there is water, there is also a beach. Lakeside, oceanside, or on a boat in the middle of the sea, you are guaranteed some breathtaking views. Plus, there is a community of divers who will quickly become your family over just friends. Regardless if you travel to some exotic reefs, or head to your local lake, where there is deep water there is diving.
- Connect and Relax. This is my favorite aspect of diving. One of the ways I disconnect and recharge my mental battery is by reconnecting with nature. Diving has helped me improve my concentration, increase my confidence, and learn to relax. You cannot take your phone underwater; you are unable to clog your ears with headphones. All you can do is float, breathe, and take in the beauties around you.
If you have ever considered giving scuba-diving a try, I would love to talk with you more about it. I am just getting into the lifestyle myself, but am already reaping the benefits it produces. Plus, I am always looking for a dive buddy.