Scuba-diving … after more than ten years of absence

Yeah! I got my license when I was … like … sixteen years old and never made a trip afterwards. So, when a friend of mine asked if I would like to get an update I decided to take the chance. Unfortunately, the water was cold (9°C), the sun was not really shining and the small lake that was our prey was … turbid. With a sight range from zero to maybe half a meter it was a little less disturbing than diving in quicksand – funny, anyway 😉
I got a glimpse of some kind of bottle or conduit, a shell, some underwater plants and a few branches … oh and of couse of the instructor who took me by the jacket and still managed to navigate us around only by compass. Afterwards, we were all joking about the bad visibility conditions, however the instructor said since we remained calm in such a situation – which we both did – he would let us both make our own dive trip together.
An intriguing idea, but after the first trip we were both cold and the small barbeque did not raise our ambitions to get back into the mud. Yet, it was quite nice and I plan on spending my sommer holiday in Egypt 😉
Furthermore, I will have a look at underwater hockey in the next weeks – sounds like fun, and I do miss swimming…

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About Jörn Dreyer

learned in a bank, studied business informatics, took the red pill and went down the rabbit hole of software engineering, working on my Ph.D.