I like the back roll entry the most in scuba diving. It’s generally because I don’t have to bear the 15-something-kilos burden of the air tank (and BCD and octopus and extra weights) on me too long. I’d just sit by the edge of the boat and let my body roll backwards. Nice.
Everything you need under water. Plus a good wet suit. Plus courage and determination.
Speaking of heavy burden, giant stride is obviously the method I’m most nervous doing. I’m not a big fan of jumping into water. And even though we are not supposed to jump, the idea of stepping forward into the water (with that burden) from about a meter high is not really my thing. Therefore, the other “lighter” method of wearing the equipment on the water surface, is not really my favorite either as I still need to jump into the water for it.
In life, however, I jump a lot (including jumping into conclusion ha ha). I often make giant steps too. I call myself courageous, but in some cases it’s merely being frivolous. Isn’t it fascinating to just do, to just close our eyes and jump?
I think I’m turning crazy about this diving thingy. But this how love feels like, doesn’t it? It’s an amazing feeling, really. Knowing how I’m afraid of the limitless sea, the unknown darkness, the dependence on equipment wrapped in my body, the doubt whether my body could handle the pressure (both physically and mentally) under water… Yet, just like any other love, it’s simply beautiful to be in it. It’s beyond words.
I’m in love.