If I could turn back time, I would want to go back to 2002 when I went scuba diving
With my dad and his two friends Riyaz and taariq, I went on a scuba diving trip to San Carlos, Mexico with a group of scuba divers from June 21st-29th.
It was June 22nd, a beautiful day. The temperature was at about 30 degrees and it was very sunny. I was on big nice scuba diving boat along with the other eight divers on the trip and captain and co-captain. The boat was headed to an island about two hours away called “Seal Island”; it was called that because of all the sea lions that inhabit it. When we arrived at the island the captain stopped and anchored the boat. I immediately jumped in the water and started snorkelling while all the other divers were still on the boat putting on their scuba equipment.
After being in the water for about two minutes wearing only a swim shorts, I started feeling this stinging sensation all over my body. After about another minute or so the stinging got so bad that I had to get out of the water and back on the boat. When I got on the boat I found that I had welts on every inch of my body that wasn’t covered by my swim shorts . I had been stung a numerous times by a jellyfish. The captain of the boat, Chuey, a Mexican man who couldn’t speak English poured this liquid substance all over my body, and immediately made all the stinging go away. I knew then that when I got back in the water I would have to wear a wetsuit.
On May 22, 1994 it was my ninth birthday. My mom and dad decided to go on a cruise to the Bahamas. We went on one of the Carnival cruise ships. This boat was the biggest boats I ever saw. When we rushed to get on the cruise ship I saw that there were so many rooms and shops. My favorite room was the Game room, when I entered the game room there were so many games and seemed like there were ...
A little while later, after I recovered from the jellyfish stings, I put on my wetsuit, life vest, regulator, BC, tank, fins, and mask, all the equipment essential for scuba diving. I was pretty nervous about going down, so the instructor, a man named Punk Potter went over all the steps equalizing, breathing, and reassured me everything is going to be okay and to just relax.
When I got to the bottom I saw two eels that were really scary looking. I kept my distance from them, for I could see that the whole roof and bottom of the inside of their mouths were covered with razor sharp teeth. I saw plenty of jellyfish that I now didn’t care for because of the earlier encounter that I had with one. It was the coolest visual experience of my life, seeing a whole different world something that not everyone gets to see like I did.
I swam up to the surface after being down for 45 minutes. I was so happy and excited when I got back on the boat. I told everyone of my experience. It was the coolest experience of my life. It made me feel very brave, for scuba diving takes a lot of guts and not everyone can do it. It is a very dangerous and risky sport. You can die anytime by making just one of the many possible mistakes. So I wish I could just relive that experience again and go back in time.