Sophia, a 12 years old resident of New South Wales' Nelson Bay, has lived her life wondering what was below the ocean surface. As Sophia is one of 7 siblings and a family into land adventure, she has had limited resources to make her dive dream a reality. This is all about to change.
“Diving for the first time was a great experience, leading up to my dive was kind of scary and I didn’t know what to think. I was really scared because I didn’t know what was going to happen. When I got into water and took my first breath it was so much easier than I thought it would be. Seeing all the different things under water was cool and amazing, it 100% looks better underwater in real life than looking at a photograph, and it felt like I was only under the water for 5 minutes instead of 45. Being able to breath underwater I felt like a mermaid, and I’ve never felt so free and so relaxing cause you just glide through the water. Diving for the first time was one of the most amazing and exciting experience I’ve ever had, and I can’t wait to do it again.”