100 feet under

Topics: Scuba diving, Underwater diving, Oxygen toxicity Pages: 3 (1215 words) Published: April 22, 2015
Matthew Lowe
September 7, 2014
Mr. Gretes
English Paper
100 Feet Under
“You miss one hundred percent of the shots that you don't take”, a quote by Michael Jordan. As human beings, it is in our nature to disagree with change. We would rather use and do what has been done already rather than take the chance and start all over. If I would not have taken the chance to start scuba diving when I was offered, I would have missed out on some of the most amazing moments in my life. By getting out of my comfort zone, I learned about a whole new world that truly impacted my life in great ways. Becoming literate in the hobby of scuba diving not only changed my life, but it saved my life.

One day, as I was roaming my house, as most twelve year olds do, I walked into my dad's office. My dad and my older brother were reading this book and arguing over which answer they thought was correct. As an inquisitive adolescent, it was in my nature to go see what they were talking about. My dad saw me and told me that they were looking into a new hobby called scuba diving. I had heard of scuba diving before, but I never knew all of the details that came along with it. My dad was very short with answering my questions because he knew I would be upset when he told me that I was too young. It is safe to say that he could not have been more correct. All I could do is sit back and watch my older brother and dad have the time of their lives learning about this new aquatic experience. They both reached their goal of becoming scuba certified and I never heard the end of it. I was ready for the day that I turned thirteen.

Turning thirteen is a big day for any kid. They can now say that they are a teenager and that they are “old”. I could not have cared less about all of the names and attributes that came with my age because the only thing I wanted to do was get that scuba diving certification book and be like my brother and dad. As promised, my dad took me to the closest scuba diving shop...
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