I hold scuba divers in awe, sort of on par with astronauts, since
both have the courage to explore a different world.
Travel Weekly's prolific contributing editor, Carla Hunt,
recently wrote in our publication about her experiences on a
learn-to-dive vacation in Belize.
Early on in her tale, she relates that her husband, upon
learning of her trip, exclaimed, "You want to do what?
Carla is about as intrepid a traveler as they come. It will not
surprise me in the least if she turns out to be among the first
travel journalists to take a space flight press trip.
Her report is a factual, and sometimes humorous, account of what
is involved in learning to dive. It would be a great clip to give
to clients considering such a vacation.
During a vacation trip to the Caribbean, my husband and I signed
up for one scuba lesson, which was to be followed by a 30-minute
dive just a few hundred yards off the coast of Tortola.
We went through the lesson fine, but when it came time to stroll
underwater toward the coral reef, I chickened out.
John went with the rest of the group, and enjoyed himself. I
might just as well have gone, since I virtually held my breath
until I saw him emerge safely from the water.
Now, after reading Carla's report, I think I'm ready to give it
Read Carla Hunt's story here.