You said it! Not only do I still get thrilled I still occasionally get an anxiety attack.
I think it is important to share this kind of information with others – for me especially women.
Before I lived here - on my first dive of every trip whether it was in the south pacific, Atlantic or Caribbean I would go through this terrible routine.
“Why am I doing this? I’m going to die, I know I can’t breath, ect.”
Then I would have to simply decide I would rather die than embarrass myself and go over or in! By the time I got to the bottom I would be asking myself “What was all that nonsense? This is fabulous!”
That had not happened for a few years then Sunday I found myself wanting to chicken out on diving on Monday. I just went diving anyway – and WOW!
For you out there who are still reluctant I want to beg you to try it. I was 57 when I got certified and am now 70 and still in love with this sport. I’m also fat and my body feels better in the water, neutrally buoyant than anyplace on earth.