I get asked a lot of questions about scuba diving.
Why do I do it? What does it feel like? How do I not freak out? What do I see?
No matter how passionate my answers are to the first three inquiries, they always feel inadequate; and no matter how detailed my descriptions are in response to the fourth, they never seem to truly capture the remarkable things I witness.
I’m long overdue on making a video that captures one of my dives but showing is always more effective than telling. Visibility wasn’t the best because of a couple of weather systems moving through the region but I still felt compelled to start my dive video series with the dive that salvaged my accidental solo trip to Martinique. I’ll be the first to admit that my skills in this department are very limited, but one of my fave people in the world gave me a pretty sweet beat to distract from the wobbly footage. Check it out!
Video has always intimidated me but it’s something I’m going to make a conscious effort to improve on. There are some experiences that can’t full be captured by stills and diving is without a doubt one of them.