When I was in high school, I was a little nervous about diving in caves on Ouka.
The state’s cave diving rules don’t allow diving at all.
So, I would go and have a look at a cave and then go back to the hotel for the night.
I remember one night, I went to the same cave and came back and I saw a very small, skinny, blue-skinned, four-year-old boy wearing a white tank top, no bra, no shorts, and no socks.
He was wearing a mask and a hat.
And I said, “That’s the guy I’m going to see next!”
And that’s what I did.
And he said, “‘What are you doing here?'”
I said “I’m going out diving.”
I was like, “What?”
And he goes, “I went to look at this cave.”
And he took me into the cave, and I was looking around, and there was a bunch of other people there, but it was really small, and they were all wearing the same kind of blue-skin suit.
And they had big, white, diving helmets, and it was like this was some kind of a dive.
It was really strange.
And so I just kept diving.
And then, about five years ago, I started to realize that there were a lot of people out there diving.
It’s not just a couple of guys out there.
And a lot more of the people were really good divers, and people who have gone to dive caves before.
And it was fun.
So now, I’m doing a lot, diving a lot.
And now I’m also diving with the kids, and the girls, and everything.
But the biggest thing is just the camaraderie.
And that is a very cool thing to do.
There’s no pressure to dive, there’s no one saying, “We’re going to come here,” or, “Let’s go.”
It’s a great group, and so many of the kids are very excited to be out there, and we have fun.
We’re all kind of bonding together.
I don’t think we’ve had any big problems.
They know where to find us.
And the only problem is that they’re all very quiet and they don’t talk a lot about anything.
I think they’re still kind of figuring it out.
But that’s the beauty of this place.
The kids know what to do and they have a lot to learn.
I have had people come up to me after I’ve come out and say, “How are you?
How are you?”
And I’m like, ‘Good.’
And they’re like, and that’s how it is, too.
It seems like we’re in this place together.
And if you come out there and see me out there or talk to me, you’re like: Oh, my God!
That’s really cool to see.
And you see a kid out there who is out there just like, exploring and being creative, just wanting to do something.
And hopefully, I’ll continue to see kids out there that want to go out there every day.
And see them have fun, and enjoy it, and get to know each other, and then make some new friends.
And as they get older, it will all just make them stronger and stronger, and hopefully that will lead to more of them going out there in the future.