Adventures are part of life and it is the exhilaration that makes it so unforgettable. Though, they tend to excite us; they cannot do away with the probable risks involved. And, when you live through those experiences, they only leave you wiser. One such escapade I took up during a trip to the Andaman Islands along with my partner-in-crime.
It was the month of December when I landed at this place of bright sunshine. I had an ardent desire of indulging into some scuba diving fun. And, there was no spot better for the scuba divers than hitting the sun-kissed beaches of Havelock Island. The recreational sport is not just about an idea of fun but it takes a lot of courage to go inside the deep waters.
You are required to be calm and composed inside the sea and relieving yourself from all kinds of anxiety before taking the plunge. So, before experiencing the ultimate, if I was a restless soul, taking up the water activity only made me better. Though, we all know that a lot goes on behind the curtains before the final show.
Once all the physical and breathing exercises were practiced under the guidance of a professional diver, the clock was set for my accompanying group. Wearing the rubber costume with the special glasses, we got the breathing equipment on our back and put on the artificial webbed feet. As I walked towards the deeper trench to witness the surreal, I felt a new confidence descending upon me.
Still, my heart started pounding over the upcoming situation. I was breathing heavily as soon as I put my feet into the cold waters with all the necessary water sports gear on. Although, I had a bit of trouble equalizing the air pressure in my ears as I felt sharp pain, I was soon lost in the aquatic life surrounding me.
I found myself swaying to the music of the ocean waves, as a swarm of colourful fishes marched past me. Clutching tightly to the breathing apparatus with my teeth, I was soon oblivious to the uneasiness when pointing towards the seahorse and octopus. I was moving like a log of wood without feeling any weight in the underwater silence.
At last, when I came out to the shore, the anxiety had vanished and it was refreshingly peaceful as my heart was beating in place.