How to Breathe Underwater
This is a photo of a newly SSI-certified scuba diver! Jacques Cousteau is rolling in his grave! I had a pretty amazing experience this weekend in Monterey Bay at Breakwater Cove. Our two-day, four-dive certification weekend had its lows (losing fins, panic attacks, and bat-outta-hell sprints to the surface; luckily we were only at a depth of 15 feet). But its highs (finally being able to relax in the head-to-toe wet suit, seamless underwater buddy communication, rubber-lipped perch, rockfish, sea stars, and just seeing Monterey Bay in a whole new way) far surpassed anything I expected. If you have any inclination to try scuba, I say sooner is better than later. If you discover it's not the hobby for you, so be it. But if you discover you love it, you'll really have a whole new world opened to you. Now when I hear that 72% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, I actually care!