【英语口语】美语情景对话 第30期:潜水 Scuba Diving
Todd: Nicola, you were talking to us the other daythat you went diving in Australia.
Nicola: That’s right I did.
Todd: Wow, so what was it like?
Nicola: Well, actually it was quite scary to be honest. When I first started I did an introductorycourse, which was just maybe like two days. And so they just sent you out with all of theequipment, put you in the sea, and guided you, but then when I did the real course we startedin the swimming pool, which was fine and it was all great fun, although there were two men onmy course who completely freaked out and had to leave.
Nicola: Yeah! so that was fine but then they took us out to sea which was a bit different. Yeah, because they made us set up our own equipment, I mean they still checked us and everythingso we didn’t die, but we had to put on our own equipment. We had a diving buddy who I waswith, and I was with my friend Graham, who I was traveling with anyway, and we went downinto the sea. We went down maybe fifteen meters. And they always say like Don’t Panic justkeep breathing normally and everything. But I did kind of panic a bit.
Todd: Oh, no!
Nicola: So then I rose to the surface really quickly, which you know, you’re not supposed to doin diving. So I went up really quickly. Luckily we weren’t deep enough to do any damage butmy diving buddy Graham was having a great time down there looking at shipwrecks and didn’teven notice that I was missing.
Todd: What a terrible guy!
Nicola: Yeah, I know. so, then…
Todd: Wow! Did they fail him? I hope he failed the course?
Nicola: No, he passed. He paid enough money. He passed. But it meant that I couldn’t godiving for the rest of the day cause I had gone down quite deep, so that was a shame, but.
Todd: That’s terrible. But you didn’t hurt yourself, you didn’t come up to fast?
Nicola: No, I was fine in the end, but it was a shame because that was the end of my divingday. But we had a few more days to do it.
Todd: So now you are comfortable diving. You don’t freak out anymore?
Nicola: I don’t freak out anymore, but I couldn’t go diving now on my own because it has beenso long. Yeah!