Under The Sea Of Gili Air

Kjærlighet / Reise / Tanker / Vennskap / November 15, 2015

So I’m back again. Back in the water. It’s a drug and once you have started you will always come back to it. I did my first two dives back in Phi Phi (Thailand) 3 years ago, and now our journey has taken us to one of the world’s most amazing diving kingdoms; Gili Air, Indonesia.

My breath is captured by crystals balls escaping my regulator. As they disappear over me, all the way up to where crystal balls become invisible, my red hair slowly loses its colour. Deep, deep down we go… The ocean is a deep secret that you want to know, but will never fully get. My whole body is alert and at the same time so relaxed. My breath is forced into a healthy meditating state, my legs repeat their polite greeting through the house of Water, and my eyes are manically trying to absorb the salt out of every single blink. I’m high on H2O. Diving is like flying with your own wings; you control every movement and still you have no control whatsoever. The ocean takes you wherever the ocean wants to take you, and you are just a guest in its house, never forget that. Don’t touch what’s not yours, and nothing under the surface is yours.

Diving left me with a very unattractive sun tan line just above my knee after the wetsuit, and under the knee my leg is now full of swollen sea lice bites (they are worse than torturous mosquito bites). However, these ‘gifts’ fade away under the shadow of maybe my most magical travel experience. The ocean has drowned my heart, which I am more than okay with… As long as I get to dive while searching for it.

I got my diving license this time, and so did my partner in life. Who would have thought that diving would become the most romantic thing I have ever experienced, and what is funny is that I don’t think it has anything to do with Toby; I’m just seriously crushing on the ocean life.

 

Best Regards
Renate

Quote Of The Day:
“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”
― Vivian Greene






5 Comments

on November 15, 2015

Ser helt fantastisk ut. Spennende 😀👏

    on November 16, 2015

    Tusen takk! Utrolig kul opplevelse som jeg kan anbefale alle :)

on November 21, 2015

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on December 5, 2015

You make it sound so inviting!!! I’m petrified of the ocean but your picture and your words are beautiful 💛

    on December 6, 2015

    Oh thank you, Sheena <3 I can't say enough how much I loved diving, and I would recommend anyone to give it a try. It is just such an out of this world kind of experience :) thank you so much again <3



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