It’s been a while, Hive! How are you all doing?
I’ve been resting for a couple of days. Well, not really resting with nothing to do. I just had to take a break from social media since work has been way too demanding in the past weeks (and it is still demanding now). But finally found time to share more of my freediving experience in the Freediving Community.
Here’s the thing, they say that if you’re in love with something, even after months or years of not being able to do it, you’d still find that unique and electrifying connection once you do it again. And that’s what I felt when I was given a chance to freedive again.
Let’s review a little the timeline of my freediving journey. In 2017, I finally learned that I can float in the ocean (as long as I will not think that there's meters after meters of deep waters below me). In September of 2019, after years of contemplating whether to enrol in a Freediving Intro Class, I was able to convince my friends to get a class from one of Cebu’s finest Freediving instructors. But life happened, one friend had to focus in finishing his Medical degree, one got busy with work and life in general and me, well I didn’t have my Freediving friends, so I let the idea of freediving die down in one corner. And yes, I’ll just be honest, life happened too. I had to focus on finishing my graduate degree in Supply Chain, then Covid and all those lockdowns happened all together.
Then last April 2021, after 18 months of hiatus, I finally returned to one of my favorite kingdoms – the underwater world. Although I’m still not actively Freediving all weekends of my life now, I allot at least a weekend per month to get my dose of saltwater. In this video, we were doing a drift dive for more or less 3 hours. I never imagined I could survive such after 18 months of no dive. Well, the mermaid in me was awaken in no time. When you watch this video, you’ll know why. It was just fun to drift dive with strangers.
By the way, this was taken in Moalboal, Cebu. She’s just pretty beyond words, right?