Taking a plunge

When I told a friend I had joined an open water diving course, the first visual she thought of was this:

No, not of the lovely lady on the right, but the ageing, grumpy, rather unfit looking Sanjay Dutt (extreme left). And people who I call friends are laughing hysterically at the thought of me in a wetsuit like Sunju baba.

And to think, my motivation was Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, my favourite stars learning to dive.

Well at least I haven’t found any reason to be grumpy about these diving classes. Loving all the SCUBA equipment, learning complex manoeuvres of ‘hovering’ or achieving neutral buoyancy, and all those ‘what-if’ exercises of losing the mask, running out of air, and what-not.

At our last pool session, our instructor thought it would be cool to show us what we looked like at 5-7m deep.


Around a camera, girls will be girls, always happy to pose:


The proof of the pudding is tomorrow – our first open water dive trip to complete the certification. Let’s see how deep and blue is the deep blue sea!

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  1. What a wonderful and exciting thing to do. To be young again. If I were I think I would try this.



  2. OMG !!!! am still laughing . Sorry Aarti…just cant help 😀


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