Reading these posts made me think of when I took a day sail in Maui. It was one of those big cats and there were probably 20 people on board. On the last leg of the trip, the captain
stopped the boat and asked if anyone wanted to go for a swim. We were between Maui and some other island, I can't remember the name of it, but there was ALOT of water
between the islands. I was hesitant but as there were 19 others going in I figured my chances of getting eaten were slim. It was the most beautiful crystal clear water
I had ever seen. We were there in March and whales were everywhere. I could hear them calling while under water. The light shinning down to the depths like Ocean Girl describes were memerable as well.
I'm new to all of this as you can see by my number of posts but am taking my first sailing classes
next week and hope to cruise
in the future. Thanks for letting me add my .02.