Elevation: -2 ft
I went scuba diving for the first time when I visited Thailand last November, near the Phi Phi islands. Immediately after I went underwater I started to panic, forgetting to breathe, even how to breathe. 15 or 20 seconds later I gave up and surfaced, only then realizing I had been just 2 ft underwater. My instructor calmed me down right away and I relaxed for a minute or so, then we went back down.
It was great, I look forward to doing it again and again. I’m really glad I didn’t let the panic win.