I am both idealist and realist. For there is no point in ideals if they cannot be realised.
Jacob (Jake) Barrie Gordon

Jake Gordon

Under The Sea

20 March 2001

The day after the wedding I had to bade farewell to Chrissy and Abbie who I’d known for a massive three or four days, but whom I felt I knew like good friends by then. Before breakfast I had no idea what my plans were for the next few days and weeks, but by the end of breakfast I’d enrolled in a scuba diving course which was to start in five minutes time. Talk about rash decisions.

Three hours later I was a couple of metres under the sea breathing out of an air tank. Three hours after that I was 12m under for about three quarters of an hour. Boyakasha!

It was a four day diving course that ended this morning, and something I did with Fiona and Tara who were doing the same course. Three others were also in the same group - Mel, Alex and Vic. The open water training course involved four dives and two sort of learning things in shallow water.

The coolest parts of the scuba diving were: being under water and just kinda’ floating around down there; seeing turtles; seeing a shark; seeing loads of big fish. I was kown as the ‘destroyer’ during the course though after breaking a fin, a breathing apparatus and a door hinge. I swear non of them were my fault though!


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