Lost Souls Swimming In A Fish Bowl

Lost Souls Swimming In A Fish Bowl

The lyrics from one of my favourite Pink Floyd songs, Wish You Were Here. I wish I could be back down there now, under the sea, weightless, floating into the blue, escorted by a flotilla of fish.

The diver you see here, surrounded by all those fish, is Darios from the Arian Diving Centre in Kardamena. We’ve been fortunate enough to do four dives with Arian this year while in Kos. The dives were split over two days, the first a new site for us off the little island of Strongili. Fantastic spot with stunning underwater landscapes, shimmering thermoclines and vast shoals of damselfish.

On our second day out we headed west along the coast of Kos to Santa Irini, where Mount Dikeos drops down in almost vertical cliffs and gullies to create an underwater landscape full of chasms, reefs and caves. Around the reef Darios feeds the fish and they flock to him! Moving through the waters with fish darting all around you, swimming side by side with them is the most wonderful experience. I can’t thank Arian and Darios, particularly, enough for these experiences! Simon and I learn more with each dive and Arian have helped us immensely on our journey as Open Water Scuba Divers.

We’re coming to the end of our holiday sadly but it’s been absolutely wonderful again! Kos is a beautiful island above and below the waters. I thoroughly recommend that you put it on your travel list! I hope you all enjoy these images and I bet you do now wish you were here.

For WexMondays photo challenge.

10 comments on “Lost Souls Swimming In A Fish Bowl

    • Thanks so much Chris 😊 Still saving up for proper underwater housing for my mirrorless Sony but the Olympus has been brilliant! I want to get the newer version TG5 for Simon for his birthday gift later in the year. We’re off to an old quarry to do some freshwater diving tomorrow 😁 Lots of wrecks to explore!

      • Hi Chris. It’s more that I have been running out of time to go through my reader and see everyone else’s posts ☹️ I only just seem to be able to get my own work done and posted! No idea how to add more hours to the day without something out of Harry Potter 😉 I must try to at least find time to just go straight to your blog and see what you’ve been up to since retiring! Thrilled for you 😊

      • Have been thinking of you with the underwater photography. We are just back from 9 days on the Reef and have a huge collection of marine life shots!

      • Oh Chris, it must have been absolutely amazing! I would have struggled to leave 😂 So many places on my bucket list to visit and dive! I think the Red Sea is probably going to be our most realistic trip. Doing a week’s live aboard is around £1000 per person.

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