Thursday, May 2, 2019

Diving Essay Series Available on Channillo

Like most writers, writing comes in fits and starts. I've been inspired to collect and continue writing based on my interactions with the ocean. This series includes my time as a technical diver, visions of ecology, exploring life in and around the water. This series includes understanding fear, diving in an underwater storm, and celebrating the guy who swam in the suit as the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

I've chosen Channillo to create this writing. It can be accessed via a free trial and subscription. It is an interesting model of reading and exploring. The goal is to develop this collection and eventually move to a collection worthy of formal publication.

I've been scuba diving for more than twenty-five years and I've spend most of that time in the waters of New England. While I've been on adventures in the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and Florida. While a lot of my diving in the Northeast has been working on a dive boat and diving with technical divers on shipwrecks, it is time to shift my perspective and find a more meaningful interaction with the ocean. Part of the essay series is based on finding out why divers (particularly technical divers) are interested in extreme diving and what that means to them. Sometimes, that is part of who they are. For others it is a list to check off. But in the end, technical diving is based on desire, focus, and often money. Like hiking, we can all go for a walk in the woods, and aspire to climb Everest, but somewhere along the way, it changes who we are. We may not make it to the deepest dive or the highest mountain, but what drives back to the ocean for more.

If you are interested in reading more, check out the link below. If you have some ocean experience and want to contribute, reach out to the email below and we can connect.

Link to Series