For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Molly Michelle! I am the newest addition to the Talking Scuba team and couldn’t be happier to finally be a part of the crew!
I first met the Talking Scuba cast last summer when I did my first-ever Michigan Film Reel Interview with them (check it out above for a good laugh at a newbie & her nerves), & then we reconnected when I heard that the show was looking for an additional co-host.
Prior to Talking Scuba, I was the face of Michigan Film Reel for about a year, & interned at both Kurtis Productions in Chicago, as well as the Nationally Syndicated Radio show, Free Beer & Hot Wings.
Most recently, we have been working on getting me scuba certified! I’m not gunna lie, I didn’t know what to expect…but now that we are more than halfway done with my training, I have nothing to share but an amazing experience! As long as you pay attention and abide by the rules, scuba diving is not only easy, it‘s super fun!
So far, I have passed all of my basic tests (taking my mask off and putting it back on underwater, using the proper signals, regulator recovery & clearing, etc) AND had the chance to dive in Long Lake as well as a nearby pond. I’ve realized that the scariest part of diving actually isn’t the whole concept of breathing underwater, rather, it’s when you can’t see! The only time I was ever close to scared was on my first dive, with Bobby, in a small murky pond. The pond couldn’t have been more than 20ft deep, but it was so green and filled with algae it was hard to see more than five feet in front of you!
Of course, my mind was racing with all sorts of silly ideas (snapping turtles, snakes, big biting fish, & other malicious water creatures of the like), but in the end, all my worrying was for nothing; the closest we came to encountering a malicious water creature was when a big, curious rock bass decided to tag along for our route, at one point looking me right in the face. It was startling at first, but once I realized he merely wanted to see what these two unusual things were doing lurking around in his lake, my anxiety subsided.
All in all, training is going well, I’m learning a ton, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the crew!
Stay tuned for the rest of my diving adventures , especially when I get to see my first sunken ship!!!
Until next time!