Discovering the underwater world

I take a look at my wrist and on the digital screen I see clearly displayed digits: 11:20 and just below… -13m. I look around and I gaze at hundreds of multicolored fish swimming within arm’s reach. I quickly blink my eyes with disbelief because a few minutes ago I saw snow at the mountain peaks emerging from the tropical rainforest covering the area and now I am submerged under the surface of the ocean surrounded by the blueness. I blink again and right under my nose I spot fierily Red starfish surrounded by sea urchins. I hold my breath waiting until my natural buoyancy will ascent me a bit before the unpleasant meeting. Phew, it was close. I managed to gain m safe distance from the prickly stings of Diadema antiallrum and I can continue discovering the mysterious underwater world swimming among the tongues of lava congealed millennia ago.

Ignacy Januszek
Volunteer at Teatro Metaphora – Associação de Amigos das Artes
European Solidarity Corps  
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