“Do you have any medical issues? I need to know”  “No” “Great” “I do have some anxiety issues.” Pause  “So, will you get mental, in the water?” Anxiety is a legit concern for the contemporary traveller. I’m not talking about fear or phobias, but that very invisible shroud of cumulative stress — relationship and work demons coupled with an existential angst — that we can’t seem to shake off at the swishest of hotel suites, through the doughtiest of cross-country treks and the dreamiest of beach shacks. A Nicobari hut at Barefoot at Havelock Resort Cutting to the chase, I didn’t get mental in the water. Au contraire, as a non-swimmer and first-time diver, the experience was immensely relaxing and regrettably short-… Next »

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