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Deep Dive: Against the Odds

Deep Dive: Against the Odds

by Dorothy Myrick


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In Deep Dive Against the odds, Dorothy Myrick reveals she was the original scaredy-cat of open water. After learning to swim, it took falling off her bike to start her on a path to scuba diving. She was terrified of being in water that was merely knee deep and now she is a certified scuba diver. Her story is not just one of overcoming such a paralyzing fear, but it is also one of doing so under extraordinary circumstances.She was born with a with a condition of the left arm called radial hemimelia (a reduction in the radial bone of the forearm and the absence of a thumb and index finger). She recalls how she felt as a child growing up with this birth defect and how it produced an inner drive to never give up. This amazing journey of learning to scuba dive changed her life-along with the ups and downs along the way. This memoir is an example of her resolve, determination and can-do-attitude.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780960083909
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 06/24/2019
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dorothy Myrick was the original scaredy-cat of open water. After learning to swim, it took falling off her bike for her to discover scuba diving. She has earned certifications in open water diving, boat specialty diving and perfect buoyancy diving. Dorothy enjoys diving in Jamaica, Grand Caymans, Turks and Cacaos and a quarry in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She looks forward to future dives, as well as to inspiring others to beat the odds.

Table of Contents

Prologue - Packing for open water 1

Chapter 1 Flight to Grand Caymans 8

Chapter 2 Arriving at Cobalt Coast 14

Chapter 3 A simple bike ride 20

Chapter 4 Saying yes to scuba diving 25

Chapter 5 First day of the dives 29

Chapter 6 Swimming and remembering to breathe 38

Chapter 7 Day two of the dives 45

Chapter 8 Family matters 53

Chapter 9 Scuba diving lessons 63

Chapter 10 Dive of a lifetime 70

Chapter 11 Finally 76

Afterword 86

About the Author 89

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