Straw hair and fish ears

I’m talking to the lady readers now, you know when someone comes into your room, steals your hair and replaces it with a load of straw? ( thanks WP for this description)We’ve all been there, crispy cuticles and dried out hair shafts, well that’s what’s happened to me in Koh Tao; I’m a walking demographic for l’oreal moisture lock hair products. Devoid of these shenanigans on the isle I found an alternative solution, to take my straw barnet and dive into the sea, more precisely 18m deep, for three days. When I emerged I still had hay hair but I was a certified open water diver with salty hay hair.

Here’s the science bit:

1 x exam
1x afternoon in the pool relearning to in and exhale with a gas canister and performing breath defying drills
4 x dives in the ocean
1 x video of dives interspersed with throwing myself off a boat in various positions
A lot of fish in the face and ears

= Open Water Diver

Hello diver

Hello diver

View from the back of the boat at Twins, OWD course mates, it's all in the mask

View from the back of the boat at Twins, OWD course mates, it’s all in the mask