If I’m ever going to do something useful like count sharks for Project Aware, I’m going to have to get advanced diver certification.
Considering my innate spazziness with all things sport, this could take a while. But I invested in my future today by purchasing a pair of amazing swim fins from my dive teacher Greg Tash, at Aqua Adventures.
They’re split fins which means you can swim super fast without a lot of effort.
“What color do you want?” my dive teacher asked.
“Not pink,” I said. “Not–”
“No yum-yum yellow?” he quipped.
Greg had read my mind as easily as he’d measured my foot.
I hadn’t heard “yum-yum yellow” since the 70s, when a popular theory proposed that sharks like brightly colored bathing suits, rafts, etc. This color-coded wisdom burned itself into my consciousness as did the following commandments:
Don’t swim at dusk or dawn
Don’t swim when menstruating
Don’t urinate in the water
Don’t swim near a sewage run-off (that one was pretty easy to manage)
Don’t swim alone
And if you do swim with a friend remember: You don’t have to swim faster than the shark, just faster than your buddy.
Check out Greg’s white shark cage diving video here.