Originally Posted by JohnAndrew
I am terrified of the bottom of the ocean floor...this makes very little sense considering I used to be an ocean lifeguard. We used to have to do a drill where we swam about 200 yards out, dove to the bottom (12 to 15 feet or so) and grabbed a handful of sand to show that we actually made it when we resurfaced
Of course, you can't really see much in New Jersey ocean waters anyway, but even with your eyes closed, you can feel it getting darker and colder as you dive deeper and deeper during those drills.
So those were mostly traumatizing...but even so, I hate just walking in the ocean in shallow water...there could be crabs snappin' at yer toes!
ditto to the ocean. Used to not care, then one day when I was younger I was walking through a tide-pool to get to a sand bar and an ink cloud erupted right in front of me.
been afraid to walk where I can't see my feet ever since...