The Soul of an Octopus - Transformation - The Art of Breathing in the Ocean Summary & Analysis

Sy Montgomery
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Montgomery is having her first diving lesson, and there is water coming into her regulator. She was smiling too much because she is so excited to be moving towards her dream of becoming a part of the underwater world. She feels awkward wearing the gear, exhausted after her first day, and her ears hurt really badly. She decides to give up on the course rather than lose her hearing, though it is a difficult decision. Back at the aquarium, it seems everything has changed. Sy shares her feelings of defeat with Christa as they visit Kali, who encourages her to try again. Her new instructor "Big D" (Doris) is also an aquarium volunteer and learned to dive after age 50. They head to Dublin Lake for the open water certificate, donning thick neoprene, boots, gloves, and a...

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