Todd: Nicola, you were talking to us the other day that you went diving in Australia?
Nicola: That's right I did.
Todd: Wow, so what was it like?
Nicola: Well, actually it was quite scary, to be honest. When I first started I did an introductory course, which was just maybe like two days. And so they just sent you out with all of the equipment, put you in the sea, and guided you, but then when I did the real course we started in the swimming pool, which was fine and it was all great fun, although there were two men on my course who completely freaked out and had to leave.
Nicola: Yeah! So that was fine but then they took us out to sea which was a bit different. Yeah, because they made us set up our own equipment, I mean they still checked us and everything so we didn't die, but we had to put on our own equipment. We had a diving buddy who were we with, and I was with my friend Graham, who I was traveling with anyway, and we went down into the sea. We went down maybe fifteen meters. And they always say like 'don't panic' just keep breathing normally and everything. But I did kind of panic a bit.
Todd: Oh, no!
Nicola: So then I rose to the surface really quickly, which you know, you're not supposed to do in diving. So I went up quite quickly. Luckily we weren't deep enough to do any damage but my diving buddy Graham was having a great time down there looking at shipwrecks and didn't even notice that I was missing.
Todd: What a terrible guy!
Nicola: Yeah, I know. so, then...
Todd: Wow! Did they fail him? I hope he failed the course!
Nicola: No, he passed. He paid enough money. He passed. But it meant that I couldn't go diving for the rest of the day cause I had gone down quite deep, so that was a shame, but.
Todd: That's terrible. But you didn't hurt yourself, you didn't come up too fast?
Nicola: No, I was fine in the end, but it was a shame because that was the end of my diving day. But we had a few more days to do it.
Todd: So now you are comfortable diving? You don't freak out anymore?
Nicola: I don't freak out anymore, but I couldn't go diving now on my own because it has been so long. Yeah!