Every culture has some unusual traditions, the Dutch have a very peculiar one to celebrate new year’s. They dive into the ocean on New Year’s Day, something that seems pretty wild when you come from Latin America. Some brave LATITUD members and me accepted this challenge and found a date in February to dive into the ocean in Scheveningen.
The adventure started in our very own Lati-office where we gathered after a night of heavy partying. The initial idea was to go by tram, but the day was sunny (not a very common thing in the Netherlands) and everyone was very enthusiastic to go by bike.
Upon our arrival to Schevening, we settled down on the beach and waited for remaining participants and other Lati-members who also joined. The moment finally came to dive into the ocean, so we just went for it in a very stylish Baywatch style.
We were so enthusiastic about achieving this challenge, that we even gave a little help for other Lati-members to join and take a dive. This created a very nice Lati-bonding moment because what started with 6 challengers ended up in every attendant joining into the ocean.
Lessons learned after this diving experience: