Scuba diving in the Saronic Gulf
August 13th, 2014
Scuba diving was a revelation I was not expecting… Gazing at the silver bubbles of the other divers floating towards the surface I was sorry not to be a poet or a writer of talent to find the right words to express their beauty.
So with less exciting prose I want to say that the combination of the amazing gift of weightlessness; the sounds of silence (the sounds of your inhalation and then your exhalation of bubbles); the “unnatural” proximity to swimming fish which completely ignore you; the all-pervading blue with its strange sea-filtered light; all this and maybe more made for an experience which I felt to be utterly unearthly.
I was transported to another universe and that universe was so pleasant that I understand now how divers can forget themselves and never return to the bland surface of the earth. I am reading A.Huxley right now (The Doors of perception) and so I “read” the underwater now as a transportation, an altered state of consciousness, something far beyond my usual perceived reality. And THAT is great too, because it means that I now have one more tool to use when I need an escape from ordinariness, from this world here.
[Scuba diving with the Tech Diving Team]