I can’t even begin to fathom the notion that I simply forgot what the ocean sounds like from under the water. The static silence that I use to frequently dream of seemingly dissipated once I became a mama.
There is an abundance of athletic accomplishments post motherhood that I couldn’t be more proud of but freediving and spearfishing is where I lost myself.
This sport requires Mother Nature to be at her best- you need calm seas, good visibility, a dive partner for safety and in my case add a babysitter to the list and it makes it near impossible.
Today my inner mermaid was shining bright as I became a huntress again organically dancing with the fish and going with the flow of the salty sea.
The ocean clearly spoke to my heart and it’s time to make this a more constant activity in my life. To me, there’s no other sport that compares to freediving- it brings me to a state of nirvana that I struggle to put into words, it’s just one of those things you need to experience first hand.
So maybe we didn’t provide food for our family as anticipated but 3 hours in the water put my soul into total bliss mode. We saw several fish that looked delicious (snapper, flounder) but a big part of what we do is selective spearing so these particular fish needed more time to thrive andddd maybe a nice cubera and spanish mackerel were a little smarter than us but it’s just all apart of the sport... next time, right?! #mermaid#adventuremamas#TheMitchellTribe#gypsea#satisfymysoul
Gave the GoPro to my Bro-in-Law, @dakeyofjay and my daughter to go down the water slide when we were on vacation. Major s/o to @mr_knockout for buying camera gear and not using it so that people like me can borrow it 😂😂😂. Imma get my own....
When your safety buddy tells times up and there are no more dives for today and need to get back on the boat- but you want that last dive! 😂 We just love to Freedive man. #freedive#pointbreak
Credit movie 🎥 Point Break. 🙏 favorite
RIP Patrick Swayze
Thanks to my sponsors @dotdivephilippines Dive Philippines - @tourism_phl Department of Tourism - Philippines and @flypal Philippine Airlines for their support! I'm really looking forward to participate in Jakarta and Sabang competition on October and November!
Counting the weeks before Japan Freediving Cup 2018! Let's go #teamphilippines#divephilippines !
Photo by @freshairyang