I started scuba diving in 2003 and that was out of an intense love for the sea and the unknown attraction and unseen bond that I always felt whenever I am near sea. I could always feel the sea calling out to me asking me to venture into its depth. I never realized what was to see until I decided to get my license and take the plunge. I quickly realized that I had no difficulty to adapt to the life under the sea but what I saw made me not only feel at home but brought about me to tears as I took in the beauty that the seas kept a secret. I felt like a secret door unlatched and I was allowed to see the wonderful world, a totally different and mesmerizing world……the Marine life.
I had so much difficulty trying to tell and share what I saw because words just cannot do justice to this secret beauty that lies beneath the ocean. Thus, I decided to be an underwater photographer and my first few shots did not do justice to show the beauty as mostly turned out blue or green. As time went by, I learned to take better photos and with time also the ocean became my secret retreat. Being able to share this with the one I love, makes even more meaningful as my wife also loves to scuba dive.
Today, I came across a TED talk by a lady who describes her experience almost like mine but only she concentrates on another aspect of this beautiful marine life… their bioluminescence….. and she rightfully ends by giving a warning, ” But i warn you…. its addictive!”
Then as I made more dives, I learnt the wonderful behavior of these marine creatures and its magnificence was just jaw dropping awesomeness…