Have yourself an underwater Christmas

During my time away from modern telecommunications, I became a PADI-certified open water and deep water diver. It was a somewhat expensive, incredibly rewarding Christmas(ish) excursion. I find diving to be a near perfect combination of the exhilaration of exploration and the relaxation of meditation.

I also couldn’t waste an opportunity to commit journalism and reported a story on the nascent dive industry in India, a country where most children are never even taught to swim. There’s beautiful unexplored water here which, of course, creates some tension between divers, the environment and, of course, local fishermen.

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4 Responses to “Have yourself an underwater Christmas”

  1. Anna Says:
    December 25th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Merry Christmas! Yours seems like it’s been pretty amazing. We’ve got Harry playing and we’ve broken out the cocktails (before noon — partly because I jacked up my back and am in intermittently horrible pain). We’re missing you today, though it’s hard to wish you were here when you’re clearly having so much fun and so many groovy experiences. Love you!!!

  2. kelly Says:
    December 27th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    yay ive been waiting for the underwater pics! they look great! so WHEN i come to visit, maybe i’ll just take some dramamine and dive with you, it should work :) ….

  3. amit Says:
    December 28th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    hey adam… (found you… it wasn hard actually ;) )
    amazing pics… sometimes i have to tell myself to believe that i was there…
    dude if possible send me the group snap.

    enjoy

  4. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » A year-in-review Says:
    September 16th, 2010 at 12:59 am

    [...] Once in India, I got down with the desi folk on Halloween, had work published from Kenya and India, fell in love with a girl named Chicken Tikka Roll, learned the evils of JPMorgan Chase Bank, stared at fireworks, celebrated Christmas in my own way, spent a lot of time on trains, went dark on remote islands, harassed some hermit crabs, stomped through the jungle and discovered an obsession with scuba diving. [...]

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