For some reason divers from all over the world share the same kind of feelings when talking about diving. At Submaldives we wanted to make a little experiment and we created a short and unique testimonial matching some of the feelings that divers and friends have shared with us during our career as profesional divers. It is not a universal and standardized feeling but we believe that many divers will see their feelings reflected in this story. Therefore, these few words are dedicated for all of you.
“It is complete freedom. I feel so peaceful and free. I want to stay in the water forever. I am captivated by the world beneath the surface. When I stretch out underwater and just hang, in balance, I feel happy. I feel grateful when I look at my dive buddies, stable and quiet. They look so elegant, and I hope I look that way to them. If you need help, scuba people are the best people in the world. For some reason, there is a strong relationship in this amazing sport. I can feel a fellowship with my dive buddies, probably because of the lack of any type of competition. Scuba diving opens up a whole new world, new friends and a lot of fun.
From childhood, my mother used to call me a fish. If there was water, I was always in it. As an adult, I still feel the lure of the water. Sometimes, when I feel trapped between where I am and where I want to be, I find myself only wanting to be underwater. Feeling the movement of the currents, feeling my breathing and exploring the depth of the ocean.
Underwater I realize how minuscule we are and how incredible it is to be alive. Once out of water, I feel like my soul has been refreshed. Underwater is not silence, but it is blissful. Diving is the best way to fight against the stress of my life. When I dive I feel the most incredible sense of peace. Underwater is just the only place where I can stop thinking. It is an incredibly powerful emotion. I feel a freedom in the water I cannot feel on any other place. My vision changes from a 2D (dimensional world) to a 3D (dimensional world). From forward, backward, left and right it goes up, down, forward, backward, left and right. It has a sense of magic. The smallest movement of my body has a dramatic effect.
Underwater I can feel independent with the rest of the world. I can feel myself. I compare the feeling of being diving underwater to being in the paradise. I just feel it is the place I am supposed to be. I have no mental pressure, no worries.
I feel free.”