The boat drops us off in the water, and hangs not far off from us in case we tire. The water is cool, yet not super cold. We immediately spot a seal with large eyes swimming around playfully. I have never seen a seal with eyes like his.
He swam around us, circling us, and jumping in and out of the water. He springs up and dives down, circling the snorkeling group and playfully swimming around as if he is laughing and playing with us.
We continue to snorkel around the rocks and are amazed by the number of fish that we see. They surround us. They swim past us and through us. They encircle us.
We move our fins in a back and forth motion- swimming fluidly through the water, exploring the undersea area. We see a shark dive out from behind the rocks. He circles and dives back under the shallow cave, hiding from our view. The fish are colorful, full of varied colors and shapes.
When you are under the water, you forget the world above the water. The world is silent and peaceful. There are no phones, no beeps, no voices, no music, only the sound of water moving around you and the silence of the undersea world. It is peace unbenownst to most.
It is a peaceful tranquility that the world has forgotten in its busy rushing to and fro. The silence comforts the soul. The fish swim by and you realize that undersea there is an entire world unto itself. Here, a world consists of plants, animals, and creatures that make up life undersea. Most days we go through life, unaware of this undersea world. We survive in our own world, our loud world that keeps us busy and surrounded by sounds.
I enjoy the escape. I love the peacefulness of the sea. I love the sound of the moving water around me. I love the muted noises of the ocean. I love the chance to listen to my thoughts and hear the world around me speaking to me.
Here is peace, tranquility, and silence. Here is a world of discovery. Here is a new chance to find something of old, and rediscover it today as if it has never been discovered before. Welcome to the undersea area of Galapagos.