Carol Cain from NYCityMama overcomes her fears and tries SNUBA in Maui! Fantastic story…
“I have a severe deathly fear of sharks. Sharks and drowning. I almost did drown once off the coast of Puerto Rico when I was a kid. The details are somewhat blurry, as I was only 5 at the time…but the sense of “this is it” stayed with me forever. And as teen in Samaná, Dominican Republic, I encountered two sharks too many to know that I did not really want to be that close to one again.
Yet, despite the fear, I have this intense inability to accept being afraid of anything and so I tend to go with things that put me face to face with my demons.
Like in Antigua when I did see a shark while snorkeling, but we both kept our distance and continued on our way. And now, more recently, in Maui, when I was introduced to “snuba” diving, a combination of both snorkeling and scuba, that enables even the most inexperienced diver (me) to take advantage of the sea while being attached to a float.
When I set out on my excursion with Trilogy Tours, I had no idea I was going to take on this adventure. I thought, at most, I would go snorkeling or just swim about. But Nick, our very cute snuba guide, informed me I was signed up for it and I wasn’t going to back out – because it frightened me so much…”
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