Fear: Diving phobias

When you first hit the water, either taking the Great Leap off the back of a dive boat or rolling backward off a dinghy, that first moment is breathtaking. You are simultaneously awed by the experience and terrified by the simple logic of ‘I cannot breathe’- even if you are currently breathing! For some people, that fear is an all-consuming vacuum of terror, something that forces them out of the water and maybe out of diving all together. Read the rest in DIVER Magazine: volume 39, issue 2 or online at DiverMag.com.