My hunger for adventure is as vast as the ocean is. Facing the sea and listening to the waves is very close to shutting off the mind from the materialistic world. And that’s where it ends for most of the people. I would consider myself one of the luckiest people who know that there’s a totally different world under the surface of the sea. I saw life in its purest form, the very God-own-made-creatures, enjoying their life without having to go through the pains of the man-made surroundings. Swimming with those tiny beautiful creatures made me feel like I’m one of them. My soul sensed a feeling of freedom when I could swim endlessly without any signals, traffic jams, U-turns or dead ends. And the only sound that you can hear is that of your own breathes in the water. It definitely changed the way I saw life.
The hidden world in the only coral reef island of India is extremely beautiful, tranquil, deep and vibrant. Lakshadweep is a collection of thousand islands. Each island here has a lot of variety to offer – colorful fishes, sea horses, live sea shells and pearl clamps, and the best were the colorful corals. My desire for adventure made me go deeper with each of my SCUBA dives. My deepest dive was at the reef and I saw a clear demarcation between the lagoon and the deep blue sea. I waited there for quite a few seconds to absorb such a wonderful feeling. It felt like I was daydreaming.
Snorkeling is addictive till eternity and I experienced it that ways. At a lagoon at Minicoy Island during high tide, the snorkel instructors were busy trying to help few people with the activity. While I left behind my life jacket at the shore and picked up my snorkel kit, my ravenous legs took me to the waters again. I was tempted to swim with the fishes again. I got so involved with the underwater that I didn’t even realize I was being pulled by strong undercurrents towards the deep. When I looked up to check my direction, I found myself stranded in the middle of nowhere. All I could see around me was deep blue water. Never before in my life did the water look so scary to me. I panicked and gasped for breath as water entered in my snorkel pipe, I so wanted to call for help only if I could spot anyone around. I somehow managed to swim against the currents and reach the shore only to realize that the snorkeling session was called off for that day due to bad weather. Well, I guess I was happy not to miss out on my session for the day!
If it doesn’t kill you, it will make you stronger.
Namaste! I'm Medhavi Davda.
I travel to Evolve..
In Nature, I confide..
I find my calling in the Himalayas..
In the Oceans, I meditate..
A High-Altitude Trekker & PADI certified SCUBA Diver, I love exploring the heights and depths of the planet with my regular doses of mountains and oceans.
Discovering myself & life through nature, adventures, travels, sports and dance has been an addiction since my existence!
Quite fond of the natural & cultural diversity of India, I've travelled extensively in my own country before exploring international destinations.
I had left my 9+ yrs of career in Software Industry in a quest to make a living out of my passions. I packed my basics in my car (gave away the rest) and lived in different parts of Himachal Pradesh for 16 months. This invaluable time taught me to experience life from a broader perspective.
I'm currently living in Mumbai to work with an Adventure Travel company as a product manager for Scuba Diving. I continue living a minimalistic life.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Ghandruk Village - the shortest route to ABC Trek
Bandipur - a charming Newari heritage town in Himalayas
Khajuraho Temples: symbolism of sacred union of the divine - feminine energy & masculine consciousness
Walking along the heritage town of Orchha - a hidden gem of Bundelkhand
Sanchi Stupa - the best preserved Buddhist monument of India
Taj-UI-Masajid, Bhopal - the largest mosque in India
Indian Cultural Heritage in Madhya Pradesh - my outdoor history classroom