... But at least I gave it a try.
To a landlubber like me it sounds terrifying and the rewards must be wonderful. BUT if the learning is not fun...You made the right decision.
I'm an ocean swimmer and couldn't for the life of me learn to scuba dive. I applaud you even having a go!
I have severe vestibular issues and have had to adjust my life in the sea to fit.
I too hate wetsuits but will wear them to winter swim. I do feel though, that there's nothing like just normal swimming in the sea, diving down with a mask (and/or snorkel) and looking at the world beneath, feeling the cool salty seawater against the skin. Congrats!
Thanks Prue! Good idea to use a mask and snorkel, maybe I’ll stick with that for a while.