Looks great Budoka! Thanks for sharing.
Reminds me of taking past a girlfriend to Hawaii (Maui) some time ago, it's kinda a funny story.
She couldn't swim so I tied a floating ring around her waist and put a mask & snorkel on her face, fins on her feet then towed her past the waves off the beach... At around 4 + metres we started seeing lots of fish and she was amazed, as she saw fish swim around her.
So the following day as I'd booked a dive early in the morning, to keep her occupied I'd suggested she book an introduction to Scuba in the pool. She'd kinda changed her mind so went to tell them she'd cancel - but she didn't speak much English at the time.
As she approached the pool, the instructor looked up and seeing a young Japanese girl confirmed, "Are you Eiko?"
"Ah, uh... yes", she said.
"Great - we'll soon get you kitted up!".
She didn't have the confidence to say no, so she got ready.
Later that afternoon as she'd done basic training they asked if she'd like to go into the sea and dive just off the beach with others and she confirmed....
Remember this was a girl who wasn't a swimmer at all!
After her return she told me of how she'd dived but didn't control her boyancy well so she'd been up & down like a yoyo - but thoroughly enjoyed seeing turtles, fish, some coral, etc.
She went on to take an open water qualification shortly after she got back to Japan.
I always say to people contemplating it, if you like nature - go diving, as the life under the water can be several times more beautiful than the most amazing nature they see above the water.
I don't have any pics from dives on this computer, but here's one of our Border Collie when my wife & I took her to Okinawa with us 8 years ago. We had some great diving there. Thankfully Jenny loves swimming too.
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