Hi, thanks for the question. My first “real” time (not counting my open water dives as part of the certification) was in the Agincourt Reef which is part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. I was nervous jumping into the water from a boat because prior to that I had only been in a pool or murky water just off the beaches in Long Island New York. That nervousness didn’t last as I was met with an amazing underwater metropolis. Oddly enough I compare that first dive to being in a city because there is so much action happening all over. However, unlike a city like New York, you’ll find activity below and above you. It’s at first a sensory overload but eventually as you acclimate you find it peaceful and relaxing, almost zen like.
I have never been a big Tomb Raider fan, but I respect the direction they are taking the series. It feels more grown up now even through Lara Croft is less experienced in this origin story.