It’s not really something you’d choose to experience when you’re about to go diving with bull sharks in Fiji, none smaller than the size of a car.
15 metres down and my ears felt like they were about to erupt and explode into thousands of pieces.
OUR FIRST WRECK DIVE There’s something creepy about wrecks. I don’t know why I felt a shudder diving the Raiyawa – after all, it wasn’t like anyone had died down here. But wrecks are often perceived as being underwater memorials to the deceased. True, many wrecks around the […]
We knew there was something special about Savusavu before we even arrived. Ever time we mentioned our upcoming trip, we would receive the same type of wide-eyed reaction. “Oh Savusavu! How beautiful!” or “Savusavu? It’s so beautiful I want to retire there.” Savusavu is known as Fiji’s […]
I’m a nervy diver. The kind of diver no one with experience would ever willingly choose to buddy up with.
I panic, I faff about and use delaying tactics to bide my time until I know I am absolutely certain I want to go for a dive.
Despite my fears, the ocean continues to call me. The lure of the water seeps into my inner being and I want to descend. I must descend.
She sweeps around to face us, advancing a few metres before coming to a stop a short distance away from the cage.
Her beady little black eyes penetrate me. It feels like I’m staring into a Dementor from Harry Potter, being kissed by the soul-sucking fiend.
She breaks eye contact and I can breathe again.