Looking back to My Bucket List! (Scuba-fied!)

I was twelve years old when I first snorkelled, while on holiday at Mombasa, Kenya – and witnessed three people on our dhow gear up, jump in and disappear into the depths of the ocean for well over an hour.

I soon learned that they were divers – and that it was the gear that allowed them to breathe comfortably underwater; SCUBA stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

That was December 1999 when I declared to my mother that “One day I shall be a certified Scuba Diver!”

In December 2010, this childhood quirky “dream” was realised.

Upon graduating from ILS Law College, Pune in 2010 – I began working for a small NGO that is committed to socio-environment issues in Gujarat. I had interned there previously, and was well-aware that paid employment would not give a salary that is worth mentioning in ‘conversation’.

Thus six months of my stipend was what went into the trip to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, where I took the SSI (Scuba Schools International) Basic Beginners course at Dive India, Havelock Island.

The experience? The kind that suspends your senses boggles the mind and leaves one in a trance – unparallel! I returned with blocked ears, sunburn but grinning from ear to ear –for the thought, that one ‘crazy’ fancy was actually achieved.

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About Chiteisri: The Gypsy Diaries

Its a Fair Warning to all =) While there may be some things about me that everyone knows ... There will always be something about me which nobody can or ever will, figure out! But for a typical introduction - I am a former Law student from India, who is a writer and traveler at heart. I am 27 and have been to 28 countries (and counting) and this blog is a humble attempt at taking a part of my life, experiences, holidays, learnings and dreams to another world of imagination in cyber-space. I know that the world has its fair share of problems, and there is plenty to despair about out there. But I truly believe that this world can be diverse, plural and inclusive and yet one entity - humanity. I am the Dreamer, a lost soul - slowly finding her way back home i.e. to herself! I write. I read. I paint. I dream. I learn. I listen. I empathize. I travel, and no matter who or what I become - these I shall always do! https://chiteisri.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/defining-a-me-at-23/
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