The number one pastime I would encourage all travelers – new and old – to try at least once is scuba diving.
Then dive some more. And dive somewhere new. Dive with different people with different marine life to see. Dive. Dive. Dive.
For years it was simply another empty box to tick on my bucket list. Once I finished my open water certification in the Gilis, I was hooked like the barbecued barracuda on my dinner plate that night.
There are many excuses not to try diving.
- I often get seasick.
- I’ve had ear problems.
- I can easily feel claustrophobic.
If you are physically fit to do so, just try it. Once. If you feel those things, fine. You never have to do it again. On the other hand, you’ll find you’ve learnt something new about this planet we live on or you may find you’ve learnt something about yourself. You may just have an instructor with a nice ass that you get to swim behind for a good 45-minutes. But try to look at some amazing coral formations along the way!
My dear friend, Mary, said it best, “To travel vertically as well as horizontally on this earth…opens up one’s mind, doesn’t it?”
Put on a #wet suit and jump clumsily in (everyone does their first time… or maybe it’s just me).