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Open Water, Insert Body 
14th-May-2009 05:41 pm
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I am now a PADI-certified open water scuba diver.

I still suck at swimming, though.

What I really want to do is float on calm clear Bay Islands Caribbean water and look at fish and coral with a snorkel.

(Background: I have a really strong aversion to getting water in my face. I'm careful where I spray in the shower. When I jump in a swimming pool, I often have a quick panic reaction and instinctively breathe in, which sucks water in my nose, so I surface sputtering. I'm bad at any kind of face-down swim stroke because the water-in-my-face feeling is unpleasant and I always get water in my mouth. Scuba training involves things like removing a facemask 8 meters underwater, swimming to the surface in one breath because you're out of air, and other things I'm surprised I signed up for.)
16th-May-2009 12:39 am (UTC)
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