Jamaica Gleaner - - OUTLOOK - – Tick­oya Joseph

IT WAS like a movie – lights, cam­era, ac­tion! Vis­i­tors watched as Kamila strut her gor­geous body by the pool, tak­ing di­rec­tions from her pho­tog­ra­pher and videog­ra­pher.

It was the mak­ing of Kamila’s Wa­ter Ad­ven­tures.

The nat­u­ral light kissed her skin in all the right places, and her jovial and bub­bly at­ti­tude ra­di­ated a pos­i­tive vibe mak­ing ev­ery­thing ‘irie’.

Though she had snork­lled be­fore, it was her first time scuba div­ing, and sail­ing, but you couldn’t tell as she was ex­tremely ex­cited and ea­ger. At the div­ing shop, at Ho­tel Riu Palace Ja­maica in Ocho Rios, she was greeted by Su­per­vi­sor of Scuba Caribe An­nemarie Heaven who sized her up as a small and helped her into her gear. Clearly not as sim­ple as the wardrobe changes she is ac­cus­tomed to, Kamila had to get ex­tra help to fit her gog­gles and fins. Take 1! Like a mer­maid, Kam­lia gra­ciously dived into the gen­tle waves and in a few min­utes was joined by her guide, Charles Bar­rett, in the do­main of Dory and Nemo.

Af­ter they emerged, ‘The Champ’, as Bar­rett had dubbed her, was beam­ing, ready to tell the tales of what she had seen. “It was amaz­ing, bet­ter than I had an­tic­i­pated,” she beamed re­veal­ing that at first she was a bit ner­vous (who would have known?).

Next scene was snorkelling, which was met with the same level of en­thu­si­asm and, of course, was mas­tered by the champ. Be­ing an is­land girl, she clearly loves the sea.

The day ended per­fectly as she sailed off into the sun­set. This, for her was the most re­lax­ing of her day’s ac­tiv­i­ties. Her next take, sail­ing into The Gleaner-spon­sored Restau­rant Week.


It has been years since Kamila last snorkelled, and she couldn’t wait to get back into the wa­ter.

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