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My first dive - Episode 2

Updated: Jul 23, 2022

When I wake up I feel much better. My companion, as usual, put no pressure on me to continue the course and reassured me of my abilities. So I decide to go back to the yacht club for my second diving lesson.

When I arrive, I have a nice discussion with Camillo to explain him my …limitations. What do you want, my body has difficulty integrating new learning. He understands well and reassures me. So…I dive.

The lesson starts well. Camillo slowly explains the exercises to me and I feel confident. I still have difficulty, but I am no longer afraid of drowning...

He grabs my hand and slowly we dive to the seabed. I feel like a little girl discovering the world. Finally, contrary to my feeling of the previous day, I discover that diving can be very pleasant. All gestures, all movements seem easy to me. I remember everything I learned and put it into practice with a certain ease. I even remember the signs that should be used to communicate underwater.

We're going back on the boat for a break and...who could have predicted that I can't wait to go back.

45 minutes later, I find that I am less comfortable. I'm tired and my body is screaming "enough is enough".

The dive is not over but I signal to Camillo that I have enough and that I want to come back to the surface. Slowly we return to the aerial world while performing some exercises. It's that there's a whole list that I have to pass if I want to get my certification.

I am proud of myself. I overcame my fear.

My state of mind, that evening, is quite different. I look forward to learning more.

Normally, two days are enough for the practical exercises. It will take me 3 or 4... but I am confident in my success.

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