Sergey Veksler: “After each immersion you resurface being a new man”

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Last year renowned Russian actor Sergey Veksler plunged to the bottom of the Kea Channel (Greece) during the U-Boat expedition to the wreck of HMHS Britannic.

- I’m definately not an old whale. Not even an experienced sailor, actually. My first immersion happened just 3 or 4 years ago, so I constitute myself to be a beginner. But under the watchful eyes of experts it’s a way easier to do things and to enjoy extreme activities, even though you have no experience so far, – talks Sergey about his visit underwater.

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What did I feel there, beneath the waves, when we immersed to the Britannic wreck? It’s an amazing, one-of-a-kind emotion. It’s like some kind of transitional point between two worlds. You have that very special ‘here and now’ feeling, that helps you to concentrate on every moment of your life. That’s a great chance to take a close look at your inner world, think about life, just be there.

Quietness is another word that springs up to my mind, when I think about my Britannic experience. Absolute silence, stillness.

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The appetite for the action reigns on the surface. But there, at depth, you feel an incredible tranquility. As I’ve already mentioned, all you want is to keep silent and reflect, meditate. After each immersion you resurface being a new man…

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Now it’s a part of my life, and it makes me happy. After all, every experience that comes into your life somehow changes you, and then you decide whether to keep it or quit it. Diving is something I’m going to do again and again.

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