Dive 255 was honestly the most magical dive of my life! Though we hadn’t made plans to dive today, my buddy LP contacted me early this morning with an offer I just couldn’t refuse; within the hour we were making our way to Flinders Pier for a crisp winter’s dive.
Only moments after we entered the water in the sparkling winter sun, we spotted the most incredible sea jelly (one of my absolute favourite critters in the ocean!); I could happily have spent an hour filming the delicate creature as its soft body strobed with dazzling electric lights (I can’t wait to share the footage I took with you in my next post!) Cross my heart, I have never seen one as amazing as this before!
When LP beckoned me away from the jelly, I knew something incredible must be waiting for us at the far end of the pier. I was so excited when we passed a beautiful eagle ray, but the best was yet to come …
Imagine diving past thousands of fairy lights, but those lights are actually enormous shoals of tiny silver fish, swimming slowly between the tall, sponge-encrusted pylons. You move slowly towards them, longing to join their fancy formations.(I just love this picture LP took of me today!)
And when they know that you mean them no harm, they accept you into their school, and every fibre of your being fuses with theirs. Now you are truly one of them as you have always dreamed of becoming.
Please enjoy this short film of my buddy and I swimming with the most blissful schools of fishes I have ever experienced at a Melbourne pier.
Do you have a happy place you can go to in your mind anytime you feel that you need to escape your life? One perfectly blissful memory with the power to sustain you through life’s most difficult moments? Today, LP and I were able to capture that memory on film, and I am so thrilled to be able to share it with you, my dear friends – enjoy!
Love and bubbles,