No, i didn't jump from the platform, i can't do that yet (at least for now), but what i mean is, improving my skills in tuck diving.
i could still remember when we had our first lesson in SCUBA, one of the module taught was to tuck dive, and one activity is to find five peso coin thrown at the floor of the pool and in blindfold, if you get one you'll be applauded!! but for me, i never found any but rather bumped my head for the nth times at the wall of the pool. ha ha ha... (poor baby!)
that was it! i was the so slow student to learn the skill, thanks to our Instructor to be so patient in mentoring me the necessary skills, to the coordinator and organizers and of course a big thumbs up and ok sign to divebuddy for the unending support and encouragement to practice more to make it perfect...
finally, i could equally perform tuck dive with them now and not only that i could touch and pick five peso coin at the floor of a 6 feet pool but could even kiss the floor for a seconds.
for those who would like to try, here's the tip from http://www.scuba-tutor.com/diving-skills/snorkeling/tuck-dive.php
Tuck DiveThe tuck dive is used when you are stationary at the surface. Use the following procedure when using the tuck dive.
- With your body stationary and upright at the surface, lift your knees up toward your chest.
- Use your hands and fins to roll your body into a head-first position.
- Quickly extend your legs straight up out of the water. The weight of your legs will push your body below the surface.
- Begin kicking as soon as your fins enter the water. Remember to equalize your ears as you descend.