posted on Oct, 1 2016 @ 02:21 AM
I sometimes write about diving. It's an amazing sport.
I think any diver knows how sounds travel underwater. But, I always wondered if you could hear a sailboat when underwater. Well, it turns out you
One day I was diving in, of all places, St Thomas. It was a shallow dive, maybe 40 feet or so. I was with some new divers who with an instructor.
They were being taught some basic open water skills. I was bored. There was a nice little reef off the beach we were diving on. While my wife and
the others were training, I went off on my own. Again, it was shallow. I looked around at the fishes, and that was fun for a while, but I got
I swam a ways away, out onto a sandy portion just beyond the reef and just rolled over on my back and sank to the bottom. I was alone. It was
peaceful. I just laid there, my hands clasped on my chest, back to the bottom. I heard this whooshing noise (don't know if that's the right term).
I looked up, and there was a sailboat above me. I was hearing the keel of the boat pushing against the wind pushing it.
I always thought sailboats were perfectly quiet. I guess not.
It was cool to watch from below.