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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Underwater at Kovalam

Adrenaline rushed through our veins as we gazed at the sea bed below - the water was calm and absolutely clear like glass. What we could see appeared like a live National Geographic channel: coral reefs and fish!

That was 1999. We, a pack of second year students of Architecture had arrived at Kovalam beach in Trivandrum as part of our Educational Tour to south India. Canoemen had picked up from the beach and taken us some distance inwards where there were no waves - and what a sight we beheld that day!

I have been planning to go back to Kovalam since ages, now that I have entered the 'earning' phase, and can afford underwater gear. The more I watch television, the more I yearn. Finally, the moment is about to arrive. My husband was looking for options to have an unique holiday - and jumped at my idea when I mentioned my experience to him.

We both know swimming; and we have started looking for someone who can train us for scuba diving. I am also on the lookout for a good underwater camera. Our target date is in mid 2013. We can't wait to jump off the canoe mid sea, and go down amidst myriad life forms under the sea, feel the corals and watch the fishes swim by. 

Our city lives shall be shelved and locked away for good.... as we shall be reborn as individuals without a shred of stress, eager to discover the mysteries of Mother Nature!

Kovalam, we are coming!

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40 comments:

Roshan R said...

sounds awesome.. will await the underwater snaps :)

Green Speck said...

Seems like a great adventure :-)

Krishna said...

Good post...

i have a post on Kovalam

shooting star said...

yes its awesome..have done snorkelling in bali and andaman..and its an amazing experience :)

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

Rahul Bhatia said...

It is a lovely experience to explore the underwater world! Can vouch as I have done it a few times at different places:)

Naddy said...

amazing waiting for more pictures. :)

akanksha said...

Lovely! Have Fun! Seems such a great adventure:)

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Roshan,
That's a year ahead!

@Speck,
So I thought.

@Krishna,
I need your post!

@Star,
Snorkeling is a good option too .. may prove cheaper??

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Rahul,
I need tips from you!

@Naddy,
Coming up asap!

@Akansha,
Looking forward... now at research stage!

Brian Miller said...

oh i hope you get that opportunity....i have done some free diving but would love to scuba and see some of the things i can not otherwise....there is so much to discover under the water...things you wont see anywhere else....

thanks for popping in today...smiles.

Jeevan said...

Best wishes for your upcoming remarkable diving and underwater discovery.

Cheers Anu :)

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AmitAag said...

Lovely post!

Pearl said...

I am sure it will be beautiful!

My brother scuba dives, mostly in the Caribbean. Me? I saw "Jaws" too many times to go in deep water comfortably!!

Greetings from Minneapolis!

Pearl

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful underwater photographs.
Thanks for the comment on my blog.
Greetings Irma

Dave King said...

And may the force be with you both. I so hope all goes well and you have a great time.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi there. I have a friend who dives and looking at his photos and videos it always looks so exciting. I can see why you like it so much. So nice to have something to look forward to.

Myrna R. said...

Sounds wonderful. I know you'll have a spectacular time. It looks so beautiful. Wish I knew how to scuba dive.

TexWisGirl said...

really pretty underwater shot.

thanks for dropping in! :)

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Your 2013 underwater adventure plan sounds exciting and awesome. Best wishes Anupama.

Ritika said...

wow..it sounds amazingggg !

Go there fast and review the place for me ? :P

Sabyasachi Patra | Tales from Wild India said...

There are many cameras with underwater housings available. All the best. I too am planning for a underwater housing for my professional film cameras.

Shilpa Garg said...

Underwater swimming would be simply an out of this world adventure experience! Go for it!! :)
Incidentally, our son is learning scuba-diving at his school too! :)

kim bim said...

wow! interesting post, i thing its high time i learn how to swim lol i hope its nt too late.
very inspiring post.
hugs+kisses
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Rajesh said...

This is incredible.

R. Ramesh said...

should v also join?? haha just joking..but sure have fun...good post buddy

Haddock said...

Never knew that underwater diving could be done at Kovalam.
Must explore this the next time I go to Kerala.

Rahul Aggarwal said...

hey that's an awesome pic .. did you take that pic ?

waiting for more snaps .. have fun ..!

kaash swimming aati hoti .. i would have never missed the excitement and adventure of being underwater !

Rahul Aggarwal said...

hey how do i subscribe to your blog ..?

Amy K said...

Great Blog! Would you like to follow each other?

Much Love,
http://amyklundt.blogspot.com/

vinay said...

It would be an exciting adventure. I'd grab at the 1st chance I get for it. :)

Ash said...

How interesting! Hope you have a great time!

Always Unlucky said...

Very interesting, excellent post. Thanks for posting. I look forward to seeing more from you. From India

Megha Sarin said...

WOW! This sounds like loads of fun <3
I wish I could go.

love
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Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Brian,
I am going to get back to you once things are finalized!

@Jeevan,
Cheers!

@Amit-ji,
Thanks!

@Pearl,
The mention of "Jaws" made me jittery!!!

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Irma,
Thanks for your appreciation!

@Dave,
Amen.

@PDP,
You got the crux!

@Myrna,
I am trying to find out who would teach me!

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@TWG,
Welcome here.

@Mr Ramakrishnan,
Thank you so much.

@Ritika,
Ha ha!

@Saby,
Looking forward to some great photos!

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

@Shilpa,
Scuba diving is being taught at school??

@Kim,
I hope you do, soon.

@Rajesh,
Incredible idea in itself, isnt it?

@Ramesh,
I would love it!!

Shilpa Garg said...

Yes, at school! :)
Check it out here... http://www.indianexpress.com/news/shimla-s-bcs-first-school-to-introduce-scuba-diving-course/976483

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