Sharks-Personal Narrative

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My heart began to beat at a rapid rate, “THUMP, THUMP, THUMP.” As the scuba diving boat came to a halt, all I could see was the dark, deep, blue ocean separating me and the island of Dhidhoofinolhu on the horizon. The day began so simple as my family and I were enjoying breakfast on the shoreline, admiring the Maldivian sunrise, talking about the plan for the day until my father said, “We are going whale shark diving!” At that moment I was delighted, I had always wanted to go swimming with whale sharks because they are beautiful, harmless creatures. My sister and I immediately ran to the watersports center of the hotel, scrambling to find the right pair of flippers and scuba masks so that we could leave promptly. The boat departed at thirteen hundred hours exactly. As I stepped onto the colorful, traditional Maldivian boat my thoughts began to run wild. As the boat began its thirty-minute course, I also began to think about all the things that could go wrong. For example, I began to think about how a great white shark would come up from the dark unknown and swallow me whole or bite my leg off. My thoughts were interrupted by the guide shouting,…show more content…
At this point, my heart was about to beat out of my chest. All I could think about was the manta rays and how they have poisonous tails that can kill instantly. What completely surprised me, was how fast everyone on the boat jumped into the water including my sister, mother, and father. I was left on the boat stressing about how one of my family members could get stung and die. My thoughts were yet again distracted by my mother shouting, “Evy, jump in it’s super cool! They are beautiful!” Of course, the captain had to join in on the conversation and try to convince me to jump, but I was not
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