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Dive Master certification day – The final hurdle

May 30, 2017


“You know Asha, this is not a true picture of what the ocean is normally like,” said my instructor Big D looking at me with a stifled smile. My worried face was reflected back in his mirrored faux Ray Ban aviators. “Errrrm what do you mean?” I asked awkwardly pulling at my rash vest and […]

Into The Abyss

May 13, 2017


“The Martini Effect” sounds like a condition coined by the writers of Sex And The City for single bar-hopping women. It’s not. Neither is “being Narc’d” a term used by skateboarders in baggy Carhartt pants. And “The Rapture of the Deep” is definitely not a z-list movie shown on Channel 5 on Sunday afternoons before […]

Under Pressure

May 3, 2017


The pain started as a tight squeeze on the bridge of my nose. I lifted my face upwards looking at the sunlight shining through the water and exhaled hard. The corners of my mask clamped down onto my face as water and air were forced out of the bottom. The pressure eased momentarily, but as […]