Wreck Photos - Tobormory
Now that I had heard a part of his history, he appeared singularly destitute,—a captain without any vessel, only a greatcoat! and that perhaps a borrowed one! Not even a dog followed him; only his title stuck to him.
-Henry David Thoreau.
The brave! that are no more:
All sunk beneath the wave,
Fast by their native shore.
SCUBA diving is sensual. To breathe underwater is one of the most fascinating and peculiar sensations imaginable. Breathing becomes a rhythmic melody of inhalations and exhalations. The cracks and pops of fish and crustaceans harmonize with the rhythmic chiming of the bubbles as you exhale. Soon, lungs act as bellows, controlling your buoyancy as you achieve weightlessness. And, as in your dreams, you are flying. Combine these otherworldly stimuli and you surrender completely to the sanctuary of the underwater world.
Karen Berger 'Scuba Diving Mag'
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Honore de Balzac