Follow the light


It is total darkness inside one of the cabins of the Japanese shipwreck Taiei Maru. Exploring this Coron Palawan wreck at 16 meters, I swim through a narrow passageway when my tank hits a snag. I can not move…I am trapped. My dive buddy is up front and can not see me, so I signal with my flashlight. I stop. I listen to the sound of my tank and hoses. I wait for hissing and am fortunate there is none. My heart skips a beat but I remain calm. I try to breathe. I still can. I figure my apparatus is intact. Thank God! I swim down a few inches and make it through the tiny hole. I follow the light outside and escape death. I am free! The next day I come back to dive some more.



About Pam

Teacher, cook, foodie, wanderlust
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5 Responses to Follow the light

  1. Victor Ho says:

    I definitely try to stay out of caves and such, just to avoid such a complication.

  2. Hi Pam! Great to hear you went back for more! Wrecks are one of my most favorite places to dive.

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