October 5, 2008

Its really the type of adventure we had very few in our life that can be counted on fingers. I don't know that for doing all this, how could I get prepared. Few denied for this adventure here as well. People used to walk on the ground, somtimes even in the air (By plane) but this experience was amazing, really adventurous (very few have tasted that) , really the different one - Walk under the Mediterranean Sea.
I had never imagined that I'd walk under the sea among the fishes, octopus, different sea creatures and sea plants. May be , The thought of being under all that water gives you all the shivers. I was also a bit scared as I was null and void in swimming and been in the sea water only twice before that(The first time, I bathe in the sea water, here in Cyprus only). The snaps may not get you that touch that I feel under water, But the videos really give you somewhat touch of our couragious adventure.
UnderSea Walk with Sachin




The same company organizes the walks in both Protoras and Paphos(near coral bay). Thanks to Subramanikandan Somasundaram (Mani) who initiated this plan & to Prabhmeet who forwarded this event mail to me & to Pavan who give us ride. Earlier we were enquiring about Protoras because in Protoras they take us into the sea by a boat and lower us down by a ladder(whereas in Paphos, we walked into the sea from the shore). But that time, due to weather changes, for the time being Protoras was also being operated as walk from the shore. We choose Paphos because it was closer to us. We need to start asap because we were in 4 batches, 4 people in each as per the filled timeslots in the excel sheet. It also gets more windy in the afternoon and it would be difficult to do walks that time.





Directions: Go to the Paphos tourist area ( Kato Paphos)
-Take the route towards Tombs of the Kings, Coral Bay
-After approx 10 Km, reach the Coral Bay junction(between the main road and a road to the left)
-Take the left turn. After a few hundred meters, take another left turn.
-Now you will be near Ascos hotel.
-There is a sand road on the right side, which goes to the beach.
-The undersea walk event was there.
The actual fee was around 28 CYP per person, but we got some significant discount as we were in group. The charges includes the snaps & videos taken by them during undersea walk(25 CYP).
 

Some important tips & tricks:
  • You need to carry your swim wear, a towel, change over clothes, drinking water and anything else you would like.
  • Time taken for each batch to complete the walk was approx 30 to 45 mins. So be there at least 15 mins before the schedule time.
  • Listen the hand movements code instructions carefully before going for walk, because it will help you to move all around undersea and will help in case of any problem.
  • While feeding the loaf of special bread to fish there, don't create too much movement, otherwise fish will scatter away.
 


I have the undersea organizers mobile numbers, 96354952/96537613, may be they are still avail on these numbers, If you are dreaming to dare it!!!
The sunlight within the water really soothing. It was the real time experience like the undersea screensaver going on live. When I watch my videos, It seems like I am watching the very special Discovery Channel program. Yes, We are the Undersea Walkers.
If you are in some other mood of adventure, then enjoy - Rock Climbing in Cyprus

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