I am looking to feature stores/products/companies that do something “good” – maybe they contribute to a specific cause, or it is a company that does not test on animals, or it is good for the environment, or something like that. That is the goal of this – as well as entertaining you! I like to be entertained too so I will do what I can to make that happen!
Monday, January 9, 2012
What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?
One of the craziest for me is probably the time that I went
SCUBA diving at the Pit Cenote outside of Cancun, Mexico.
Let me set the stage for you…
Imagine driving in a Jeep or SUV or truck down a road
dirt path until you can’t go any further.
*Picture from www.QuietDiver.com*
You get out, put all of our SCUBA gear on, and then continue
walking about another 100 yards in your wetsuit, in the 95+ degree heat.
And then you come to this:
*I admit - I found this picture online and I don't know these guys*
Yep! You got it!
This is what we jumped or should I say took a giant stride
off of. If I jumped, I would have hit my head off of a tree. If I didn’t take a
big enough step I would have hit my tank off of the side of the cliff. But then
to add another element of difficulty, there was the fact that there was a
slight decline on the area where we had to stand.
Oh and did I mention that it is about a 20 foot drop? Yeah –
I somehow managed to
edge my way to the end of it after a lot of psyching myself up.
We weren’t allowed to have our BCDs inflated because they
would explode when we hit, no masks because they would fly off, and holding our
I don’t know if you have ever gone SCUBA diving, but it’s
pretty difficult to swim with gear on (including weights) and no fins. Luckily we had the dive master there and he pulled us up as we hit the water.
We were also supposed to hold our regulators in our mouth
(*air supply) and hold our nose with the same hand.
I FINALLY decided to go for it.
I hit the water, my hand flew off of my nose, water blasted
my sinuses, and when I came up I was apparently hyperventilating.
Hey! I never said that I was brave – I just had a moment of
inspired by you who have the courage to dream and act!”
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how about you?