I’ve drown before. It’s not a terrible way to go. I can vividly recall
looking up at the surface of the water
and seeing the beautiful sunny, summer day above. Light shining down through the water.
It was incredibly peaceful actually. You didn’t feel like you were dying.
You aren’t choking like when you get water down the wrong pipe. You don’t feel like you can’t breathe. That choking only happens for a second or two then everything smooths out and you are happily breathing water, which doesn’t feel any different than air really.
After everything calms down, you feel just fine. Them your vision constricts down smaller and smaller until everything goes black. Then... nothing.
Next thing I knew I was upside down over the sand being held by my ankles coughing with water choking out everywhere. I was a kid at the time and an adult saved me.