Part 2 Two- Finish the Dive!
I thought I would be more scared diving on a wreck but really it was fine.
I expected it to be a big old skeleton ghost ship, graying among some ominous shadows. It was covered in plant life and fish darting and hovering around; life is harboring there. Chilled out fish, floated through port holes and door ways and fellow divers exhaled silvery bubbles in messy columns. It’s a really popular site, but there was no groaning feeling of about how many people there are. Instead everyone watched out for each other and pointed to exciting things. The sun cascaded down in pillars on to the wreck-come-reef and reflected the emptiness of escaped CO2 from all these souls.
‘I’m not going in there!’ I thought but followed dutifully in to the cavern, still supported by big girders covered in coral and plants.
What was going to happen really? No ghosts were going to jump out, no great sea monsters were lurking beneath, and the erosion wasn’t enough to be overtly dangerous. With Data on hand to guide me through I remembered I was in safe hands. As soon as he spotted a grouper fish, Data signaled for me to swim over to the creature. Snapping through a ‘pot’ covered port hole, forgetting for a few minutes where I was, the big fish sat there, seemingly enjoying the attention from these strange creatures. I could have stayed there far longer if the safety wasn’t so important. Which it is.