We’re lucky enough to be going back to the Maldives in May, and wanted to get our masks, snorkels and fins sorted so off we trotted to Robin Hood Watersports at Heckmondwike.
We’d done a try-dive with a local company here in Morley before our first trip to the Maldives back in 2001, but I got a terrible pain in my ear when descending which put the fear of god in me, so that brought my foray into the world of scuba diving to an abrupt end. Since then I’d been very nervous of trying it again, happy with floating over the deep rather than being ‘in’ it. Mike hadn’t had any problems with the trial, he really enjoyed it in fact, but we’re the type of couple that when we do things, we do them together, so Mike didn’t take it any further.
However, that all changed when we got chatting to Damian and his wife Sally. Within less than half an hour, it became obvious Damian is PASSIONATE about diving – not just doing it, but teaching it – and it’s infectious.