Travelife: Family dives into the Cayman Islands

29 August 2019

By Claire Kerr-Zlobin

Standing on the dock at a popular dive resort, I’m trying to work up the courage to take the plunge, so to speak, into the warm surf below. Only thing is, I’m scared to death of deep water.

A wave of fear washes over me at the thought of diving almost 20m below the waves, where I’m supposed to complete some drills if I have any hope of getting my open water certification.

If you’re wondering why, at 39, I’m doing this, well, it’s because I don’t want to be the odd one out in my family. My husband and daughter, you see, are enthusiastic participants of the sport and my son is starting to take lessons. So, I felt it was time I overcome my deep water fears and join them on a family dive vacation.

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