I’ve seen many posts of X things to do before you get married, or Y things to do before you are 30, and I really don’t like the limitation. You might as well swim with whale sharks if you are married or when you are 80 years old. If you dream of surfing, you will keep dreaming, married or not, older or not. Overcome other people opinion and go after what you want to do.
Another limitation is to think that you are too old to do some things and now you only have to focus on family and children, otherwise you will die of boredom and loneliness. I heard that 4 or 5 times recently, therefore, I stopped to think of the list of things I still want to do before my anti-boredom options are done. Of course there are those who actually will only find self realization with a family or children, which is quite admirable and understandable, but these people cannot assume that this is the universal secret of happiness to everyone else. Because it is not.
I will post a series of seven experiments within a theme that can be done in a life before finding that the options to be happy expired. Why 7? Because it is a nice number.
The experiences of this post are aquatic.
1-Swimming with Whale Sharks
This is the most daring experience in this list, and it isn’t available in many places, and that’s an extra reason that makes it so special.
Here are some places I’ve found online with good recommendations. Note: All these experiences are wild diving, in the animal natural environment.
– Holbox Island, México.
– Cancun Whale Shark Tours, Cancun
– Nigaloo Reef, South Africa.
– Splash Belize, Caribbean.
2-Learn to surf
If you are one of those people who watch surf contests on TV and your heartbeat speeds without ever even had experienced surfboarding, you should take surf lessons . Because the feeling in real life is infinitely more pleasant than watching on TV.
The majority of any beach with waves and minimally touristic will have a dude giving lessons for a day or a single hour.
The price varies a lot. It depends on the country and the beach.There are some guys who charge 70 bucks an hour. You will hardly learn to surf in an hour. The ideal is to take at least 5 lessons to feel yourself safe. For those who can’t go often to the beach I suggest to experience the one hour thing, it pays off when you really want it.
I took a few lessons in 2008, and I loved it!
3-Swim with wild Dolphins
Jump into the water with nothing else but a snorkel and a mask to swim with dolphins in their natural environment must be thrilling .
I saw that in Brazil you can do it in Fernando de Noronha, one of the most paradisiac places in the country. Above there are a few other options around the world:
– Wild Quest – Porgy Bay – BAHAMAS – Near Florida, USA.
– Rockingham Wild Dolphins – Next to Perth in Australia
– Wilde Dolphins Swim in Hawaii
– Dolphin Dream Team in the Bahamas.
4-Jump off a cliff or boat
That’s essencial in your cool – Instagram – photo -bucket – list. And the best of it is that it isn’t only about a nice pic, because the feeling of freedom is actually very good. Choose a safe place and just jump.
Local residents at the beaches usually know if there is a place to jump and where it’s safe to jump.
5 – Learn to sail
Well, here is one thing that I have have never thought about doing until I decide to write this post, research about it and find it very interesting.
There are sailing lessons in many places. But the best thing to do, in my opinion, is to take a specific course when you have your own boat (dreaming doesn’t hurt: P), or if you have the opportunity to sail with someone who knows, ask for a quick lesson for that person.
When I was 19 my dream was to be a professional scuba diver. I wanted to find lost treasures under the sea and explore a new world hehehe. Today I would be very satisfied scuba diving as a tourist.
Such as surfing, there are a loooooOOOt of places to experience scuba diving in the world. In Brazil I particularly dream about diving in Bonito – MS.
7- Cage dive with crocodiles and sharks
This might be very interesting too, and the adrenaline must be awesome. You can cage dive with white sharks in many places, although crocodiles cage diving are a little bit more rare.
– Crocosaurus Cove Darwin- in Australia
– Cango wildelife Ranch – South Africa
¨you only get old when your dreams are replaced with regrets¨.