I hope you enjoy my next "photographic adventure" as much as I will sharing it with you.....
Saturday, 28 May 2016
I remember when I was taken for my first ever scuba dive with an
instructor in Lake Malawi (eish just worked out that was 16 years ago
😟). We went quiet a distance from the shore so I could practice in
deeper waters. I bravely threw myself overboard and we started the
descent for a few metres. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, fear and panic
overtook me. I shot up to the surface, which you DO NOT do in diving!
Well, I was in for a serious reprimand from the Instructor. I learnt
something that day that has never left me....I have often carried those
instructions through in many a time of panic and fear. He said your
mind is extremely powerful, DO NOT GIVE IN TO IT! When you feel that
panic rising, breathe in deeply and count to 5, 10 or 20, whatever you
need...of course my counting was prayers, emergency prayers! We are
going down again and you WILL DO IT! Well we did and I got so carried
away in the beauty of the underwater world, I had to eventually be
reminded that time was up and we had to surface!