I love the way you explore the world's diving opportunities - because that's how you see them: as opportunities rather than risks or obstacles. I've only done one shore-based holiday in Egypt, and three liveaboards, but would not hesitate to repeat either.
I think you had a better reason for not diving.
LET this be a lesson to you all.
Evolution is great at solving problems. It's the methods that concern me.
Great write up smileydiver! Keep up the good work, ignore the a$$hats
Whatever happens, the outcome for all of us is identical and it is merely when and how. We can respond to this by looking for ways to enjoy our time, and share good experiences with others with the possibility they are uplifted and respond by sharing their good experiences, or we can become a voice of despair and undermine the efforts of others to be happy.