I never did write a blog for the actual competitive dive, the reason is that I "ran out of steam", plain and simple. Now after a long winter hiding away, I am finally starting to get into the ocean again and enjoying the sensation of sliding through the water.
As regards the freediving, I felt a great sense of disappointment at the end of 'Deep Freedive for Sharks' - I know I left a deep dive out there. I know it was the way things were meant to be and that it was not going to happen just then. The two weeks leading up to the event had taken too much out of me, I had no right to have too great an expectation, and yet the disappointment was there. Such is life for a competitive soul. So now 4 months after the fact I'm finding my groove again, that dive is the past and I am now looking ahead.
But for the record, I did a successful 70m before the two AIDA judges, it was the deepest ever, official competitive dive in South African waters by 10m. I went past the 60m I set at a competition in Houtbaai five years previously. Everybody got home safe and the campaign itself was succesful.
Next time, I will write about it immediately when I get off the boat!
As for that 'next time', I am getting increasingly antsy about the dive I left in Durban. As I sit here looking over the ocean I feel that it is time for me to get back out there.