Weightlessness in Blue Waters



The team has assembled!

Their arrival to the resort created quite a stir. Now we all take up almost two long tables in the staff cantine!


After a round of mosquito control at a nearby island, we used the afternoon to other advantages. A group of about six UCSC students and one Maldivian began the open water dive course. IT WAS AMAZING. After all the time I have spent at this resort,  specifically at the docks coming to and from the island, I never realized what I beautiful world lay beneath the waves. At first the regulator set up felt cumbersome and submerging myself in the water was a scary proposition, but soon I realized that the weightlessness allowed underwater transformed our progress. WE were no longer like fish out of water, but humans seemingly transformed, gliding over the reefs with grace.



About Trudy Rilling-Collins

Trudy Rilling-Collins, better known as “The Mosquito Lady”, is the founder of Mosquito Lady Consulting, dedicated to replacing chemical pesticides with environmentally responsible solutions.