Back Into the Deep off Thailand
I’ve been needing to get out of my own head, and out of my own way, for a few weeks, and I finally remembered the best way to do that: go swim with the fishes. Nothing clears away the crap — at least for me — more than the silence and serenity of diving. There’s no room to think about other things when you’re 20 meters underwater, surrounded by corals and clownfish, barracudas and blue sea stars, morays and Moorish idols. Everything else just fades away. I hadn’t been out since January… and I’ll try to never again go that long without strapping into a BCD, slipping on fins, and taking that giant stride off the boat. If only the terrestrial world could find such harmony as I find off the coast of Phuket, Thailand.