(2/2) Azure Heroin

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Nov 11, 2017 02:33
This guy had just come back from Coron, an obscure Philippine island where he’d explored a fleet of shipwrecks which, during WWII, had actually been Japanese warships bombed and sunk by an American air force.

“I got addicted to scuba diving the very first time I tried it. It’s like a hard drug. Heroin, blue-colored,” he said.

I knew full well how he felt. Diving was like a key to unlock a world underwater totally different from land, which only covers around 29% of Earth’s surface!

I asked him, “Could you bring me along next time…”

“No,” he cut me out and said, “You need a certificate and I can recommend you a good diving school in Thailand.”

The guy also suggested that I practice swimming a lot. Though one didn’t have to be a good swimmer to scuba dive, swimming skills were helpful in many circumstances.

Oops. It seems like I have many things to do next year: to become a strong swimmer and get certified to scuba dive. As a poor swimmer, I always flop in pools desperately and enviously watch some other people doing crawls as gracefully as Olympic athletes do. They swim like fishes, switching strokes with grace and ease.

Despite growing up inland, I have a special liking for the sea. I can never forget how that intense and tingling feeling rushed through me when I went to the beach for the first time, seeing the infinity of the ocean and hearing waves crashing against the shore.
(2.2) 蓝色鸦片

这个同事刚从菲律宾一个人烟稀少、名叫科隆的小岛回来,他深潜到了数条沉船里。这些船曾经是二战时的日本战舰,被美国空军炸毁,沉入海底。

同事说道,”我第一次深潜时,就上瘾了。这叫蓝色鸦片。“

我知道他的感受。会潜水也就意味着有一把钥匙,解锁了一个神秘的世界。海洋占地球表面70%多啊!

我问他,”下次可以带上我吗。。“

”不行,“ 同事说道,”你得考一个潜水证,我可以推荐一个泰国潜水学校给你。“

他还建议我练习游泳,尽管潜水不需要会游泳,但是在很多情况下还是有帮助的。

我的天,看来明年有不少事情做了,学游泳,考一个潜水证。我游泳技术很菜,在水里只能狗刨,只有羡慕别人的份,有一些人和我电视上看到的那些奥运会运动员游得一样好。各种泳姿随意切换。。。

虽然从小生长在内陆,我对海洋有一个特别的感情。至今还忘不了第一次看到大海时,那种激动人心的感觉。大海一望无垠,波涛汹涌,永生难忘。