Joburg Expat: Diving in Mauritius

October 11, 2011

Diving in Mauritius

I like to think that we've had our fair share of adventures here in Africa, and that I personally have been fairly adventurous, but there is a line I won't cross. Bungy jumping was the one thing I skipped (even the canopy tour was a stretch), and diving so far has been the other. I don't like heights, and I don't like depths, it's that simple.

But looking at the beautiful pictures Noisette took on the boys' most recent diving trip in Mauritius, I have to say that I'm tempted, at least a little bit. I tried the scuba equipment in the pool and admit that it's much easier to breathe than I thought. Much easier in fact that snorkeling, where you always end up getting water into your snorkel, no matter how you approach it. If I could always stay very near the surface, I might be persuaded to go diving, though that seems to be a waste of compressed air. Plus everyone else would be frolicking somewhere deep below me, leaving me as much behind as if I was still sitting in my sunny beach chair with a good book, so I might as well be doing that in the first place.

Anyway, I thought I'd share Noisette's pictures here with you, without any further words, because I wasn't there to experience any of it.














Sunshine begged to be allowed a trial dive with the instructor

Impatience begged not to have to do a trial dive but then liked it anyway

There was no escaping the round of trial dives for me and I have to admit it was pretty cool

So don't be surprised if I do end up writing a first-hand diving account on this blog at some point in time, but for now it feels like I can't possibly add another interest to my life.

4 comments :

Miss Footloose | Life in the Expat Lane said...

I pretty much share your sentiments on depth and height adventures, and congratulate you on taking the diving lessons! Who knows, you may just get adventurous enough to get really good at it.

On the other hand, reading a good book with a nice drink to help along is not bad either!

Jenna said...

Oooo I've been dying to go scuba diving in Mauritus! I've heard that sometime people spot whale sharks :)

I got your email and it sounds incredible! Unfortunately, with the year coming to an end university work has me completely swamped, but I finish mid November and then we should def collaborate!

Hope all is well and looking forward to meeting up soon :)

xoxo
Jenna

Quan said...

It's really cool indeed! Great shots under water. Thanks for sharing!

W. A. Jeffrey said...

Lovely pictures. This is the best way to enjoy a dive... vicariously.