In November 2015, around my 39th Birthday, I realised one day I had been posting pictures of sea creatures on Facebook for months. Why did I not go and see these creatures for real I asked myself? My subconscious was calling me. I remembered how much I had loved watching the tompot blennies under the pier in Swanage and knew it was time to return to the sea. Daunted but excited, I contacted a diving instructor friend to see if I could do a confined indoor pool dive to reactivate my skills. I also wanted to learn underwater photography and the confined water pool was the perfect great place to combine the two.
Thrilled and excited to have experienced scuba again I proudly showed my underwater photos to anyone who would listen. I’m scuba diving again! I had caught the bug and was back on the path of the wet, watery wonderland.