Apparently I'd made a really basic mistake. I'd forgotten to breathe out through my nose, to equalise the pressure, and the pressure had just built up under my mask until all the blood vessels in my eyes burst. The instructor reckoned I'd be okay, and I could still see, but everything was red, and by the next day my eye[ball]s had really swollen up so I was going round with sunglasses so my mates wouldn't throw up when they saw me.
Me: So was your holiday totally ruined then?
Mandy: Oh, no. No, not really. The sea was, like, turquoise and it was so warm and lovely. I just lay on the deck and read. I didn't get bored because all my friends were there and anyway we had to move the boat lots to get into position for the next dive, so there were always people around. It was really lovely on board. Every day they caught fresh fish and that was dinner; grilled fish, fish curry, fish with lemon, and for breakfast we just had bananas and stuff. It was fantastic. And I did get to dive in the second week, the instructor reckoned it wouldn't do any harm. It was difficult to get down to the reef because we were always diving against the current, but when we were down there it was like another world...
Take a look for yourself.