Emerging from a dive in Antarctica
is like emerging from a dive anywhere else except more so.
The underwater world of rocky faces and ledges is as vividly
coloured as anywhere in the world, brightly coloured encrusting
invertebrates with shells and fish. It's also not too cold thanks
to what you're wearing, and under the ice it is of course all
perfectly still, no waves, no swell.
Back on the surface the world
becomes black white and blue again and all your diving gear
weighs more than ever as you've extra weights to keep you down
against the extra buoyancy of your suit, a result of it's extra
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