A Little Video Memory … Turtles and Tranquility Underwater

Solitude. Tranquility. Utter peacefulness. That’s what it’s like underwater; you become a part of a world outside of human society—we can go down there for a visit, but it’s not ours.

I learned scuba diving the summer before leaving on my travels; my first stop was Australia and I was bound and determined to be comfortable underwater before hitting what I considered the mac-daddy of all sites, the Great Barrier Reef. Fast-forward a couple of years and Honduras’ reefs beckoned, as did my Advanced Divers training; the funny thing about diving for me is that I don’t actually like being on the water.

I love being in the water, but put me on a boat cruising across the water and I can be found standing very close to the rail, fighting serious motion sickness.

It’s all worth it though once I shimmy into my wet-suit, shoulder my tank and regulator, and slip into the ocean.

The video is quite long, the dive-master on my dive off the shores of Utila, Honduras took the video and caught some beautiful shots of a turtle in the first minute or so (turtle-action at 1.15  minutes and go full screen for the full HD experience). I heart turtles massively. Like seriously love meeting a turtle on a dive. I think it’s because they bridge the gap so beautifully between underwater and surface life. You can catch a peep of them sipping air at the water’s surface, but the graceful swimming underwater -that’s what I really love.

Diving gives peeps and glances into underwater secrets we are rarely privy to seeing! :)

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10 Responses to A Little Video Memory … Turtles and Tranquility Underwater

  1. Faith June 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    So pretty! I love the ocean. I love that turtles are so graceful under water, but awkward walkers on land. I can relate. 

    • Anonymous June 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

      Thanks Faith! They really are just gorgeous when they swim through the
      water, glad you enjoyed :)

    • Anonymous June 10, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

      Thanks Faith! They really are just gorgeous when they swim through the
      water, glad you enjoyed :)

  2. Mike Schimanowsky June 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Great video. I’m missing the turtles like crazy now that we’re back on dry land. We have so many good memories of diving in Roatan, but we never did make it over to Utila. All the more reason to go back, I guess. :)

    • Anonymous June 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

      Thank you Mike! I think if you did a good bit of diving in Roatan that you
      saw the gist of what was on offer, there are some neat sites around Utila,
      and the sunken ship, but the reefs are similar to Roatan from what I was
      told :) But, naturally you should go check that out for yourself ;-) Def
      a reason to go back!

  3. Puertoricoistheplace June 6, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    Beautiful!  Love the turtles, they are so graceful and peaceful looking!

    • Anonymous June 6, 2011 at 6:53 am #

      Thanks! They are a favorite animal for sure :)

  4. Megan May 28, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Beautiful video! It almost convinces me to try scuba diving. Almost.

    I love turtles, too – there’s something very special about them. 

    • Anonymous May 28, 2011 at 1:39 am #

      You should try it! I will cop to being scared out on my mind the first time
      I went deep, but you rapidly get lost in the world down there and it’s worth
      trying to see if you can handle it! Plus, lots of turtles down there…just
      sayin’ ;-)

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