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I Am Scared of the Ocean

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    I'm Not Afraid, I'm Not Afraid, I'm Not Afraid!

    I have been terrified of water that's deep enough to go over my head since I was a little girl and my best friend told me that the pike in the lake would bite my toes off.  Afterwards, as soon as my feet would leave the bottom of the lake or ocean, I would panic. I...
    crowberry crowberry 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    Why?

    It's kind of ridiculous, I'm nowhere near the ocean, and will probably never go near it...I guess it's those big sharks on TV perhaps...but I also think those are pretty cool. Or maybe it's because of all those other ugly things that can poison you or...something...
    Samaya Samaya 16-17, F Sep 16, 2007

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    I have always been scared of the ocean,

    i know how to swim but I'm scared of sharks and jelly fish. People are like there is a small chance that you will ever be bitten. I say "say that to the people who were bitten" or "i bet the people who were bitten had the same thing said to them before they bitten."
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    Deep Water In General

    I am scared of any deep body of water. Ill go in until it gets to where I cant touch the bottom anymore than Im done!
    kadairdavis kadairdavis 18-21, F Sep 13, 2010

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    I have not been in the ocean

    since I was 6 or 7. I'm just to scared. The Sharks the jellyfish, and tell me who wants to be chased my a creature in the water. A place you can not breath, barely see, sandy, if you get water in your mouth you get dehydrated. Thank you!
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M Mar 25

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    Always Inviting Me

    In a way I am scared of the ocean. It's always there for me if I want a way out. No one would even ever know it was deliberate. I could just swim until I got tired and cold and fell asleep. I won't ever do that, though.. I'm not allowed. I have family, and true friends who...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Snorkeling Accident

    The ocean is so vast and the swells get huge and unpredictable. I was on my honeymoon and instead of going through the hotel we decide to go with a group from the beach who was a lot cheaper. Bad idea. They took us out to a cove near some coral and then the swells came in. My...
    busedorno busedorno 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    Soo Scared Of The Ocean

    im so afraid  of the ocean i mean im ok with going to the beach to have a swim...but when it comes on to the ocean it creeps me out..i just hate the coral reefs and the sea weeds and some marine animals and the deep water..i think its bcuz i almost drowned in a pool when i was...
    cadeen cadeen 16-17 Jan 5, 2012

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    Afraid Of The Deep Blue Sea...

    I'm not exactly scared of all types of water. I can go swimming at the beach, as long as I don't stick my head under. Anyways, I'm mostly scared of, Deep Murky water ~ have you ever been to a store where they sell live crabs & lobsters? Have you ever seen a tub of dark looking...
    ConcealedChivalrousHeart ConcealedChivalrousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    And why shouldn't I be?

    haha I've almost drowned too many times and grew up with ear infections that wouldn't even allow my head under water for a very long time. Not to mention we've only actually explored 10% of the ocean and most of the creatures in it look like terrifying gigantic aliens. Did you...
    MissMotie MissMotie 22-25, F 1 Response May 20, 2014

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    Just think about not knowing what's under the

    water anything can be at your feet. Also humans don't know much about the ocean we are finding new creatures everyday. Evidence of megalodon and mermaids swimming freely.
    Mimmy17 Mimmy17 13-15, F Feb 7, 2014

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    Ouchy

     well the ocean hurts, when you are in the water and you are walking back, the waves knock you down into the rough sand. and the sand gets in places you don't want it to! and my friend found a knife in there once. it was scary!
    rainbowclouds rainbowclouds 18-21, F Aug 23, 2009

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    Eebie Jeebies

    I live in Florida so this is not so great, but it's just one of many fears I have. I liked the ocean when I was a kid, but now all I can think about it getting stung by a jellyfish again or being eaten by a shark. I'm never ever the farthest one out, because in my mind that's the...
    TayterTot TayterTot 26-30, F Oct 30, 2007

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    I Never Swim In It

    I do love to walk around a shore or something, but I'm really scared of going into it. I'm scared of jellyfishes that are often in oceans. I'm scared because there are things down there everytwhere that I can't see. I could step on something poisonous all the time... And then...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2007

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    I'm afraid the ocean

    as well...And yet I'm living right on the beach for four months for my internship. I grew up in the desert and that's all I've known for 25 years, so living next to a huge blue expanse that constantly makes noise is freaking me out!-I can't wait for this internship to be over...
    perkypup6260 perkypup6260 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    the ocean is pretty and everything,

    I love to look at it and go to swim in it sometimes when im out doing something fun with he family and I don't want to be a downer so I just go swimming but I never go out to deep!. I don't know what it is about the ocean but it can be scary sometimes. especially when it's all...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Whenever I get to the ocean (or an ocean), no matter where, and no matter what the weather, it just makes me smile. On sunny days, when I can walk along the beach in shorts and a t...
    SgtP3pp3r SgtP3pp3r 51-55, M Mar 29

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    I am 14 and my dream is to become an oceanographer/ Marine Biologist.I know it sounds kind of cliche and I know that being a marine biologist isn't just working with dolphins and...
    richie1601 richie1601 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The ocean is heaven to me lol. I feel free some how when I'm by the ocean and just listening to waves and peace is all I need. It certainly changes my mood. I feel more relaxed...
    nicoleahana nicoleahana 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I actually do live near the ocean i live a 5 min drive away and 20 min walk away from the Ocean
    bigball2016 bigball2016 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I feel the ocean calling....the only time I feel at peace is when I'm standing beside the water. when I was little we went twice a year religiously. now I'm lucky to see a picture...
    TheGypsyGirl2015 TheGypsyGirl2015 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I still consider studying Oceanography. I am fascinated with the massive life of the ocean.
    mrsvmh mrsvmh 31-35 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I grew up 30 minutes from the ocean in Cali and could have spent every waking moment there. You can get lost in the ocean deep in thought and watching the waves come crashing into...
    cntrygem69 cntrygem69 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Living so close to the ocean, it would seem like i could spend every weekend at the beach if i wanted to, but such is not the case for some reason. But I do love going, sometimes...
    GracefulNovaa GracefulNovaa 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm scared of everything lately. I'm scared of living. I'm terrified of dying, which I suppose is why I stay. The fear of death and what's after is more overwhelming than the fear...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Going to the beach and staring at the ocean is one of my favorite things to do. It's so beautiful yet has the propensity to be so dangerous at the same time. Every time I go to the...
    WalkAwayFromTheSun WalkAwayFromTheSun 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    My husband has asked me to give us another chance. Today, he brought me here to the beach house to escape and spend alone time together. Here we lay, snuggled up together. Him...
    flirtinglove flirtinglove 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I love being in and near the ocean. I love the breeze, salty air, sound of waves - it awakens all my senses. Body surfing or just walking along the beach is so relaxing. My...
    formulaoneut formulaoneut 41-45, M Mar 31

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    I think if I visited the ocean right now I would never want to leave.
    kittenaround kittenaround 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    The ocean is my cure for all that ever ails me...
    Islndgirl Islndgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Can you imagine how freeing an experience it would be to lay out under a star light night on the water, while feeling the warm breeze wash over you? Now, for me the thought...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I can't wait for hot sunny beach days! The sounds of waves breaking on the shore, the seagulls squealing...the feel of sand beneath my feet and ocean breeze on my face...ahhhh...
    tisme11 tisme11 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    How could you not love the ocean? The smell and the sounds. The way it looks as the sun sets. It's like natures perfect setup for a romantic date Or just for a perfect walk while...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Apr 10

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    i want to run into the ocean and get knocked down by the waves and be freezing cold hehe <3
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 12

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    Love fishing and spending night in the Ocean, I love it's serenity
    avachat avachat 51-55, M Apr 13

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    Living in the Midwest I do not get much experience near the ocean, but when I do have it I love it immensely. It is one of the things that reminds me of God--chaotic but life...
    NewMan2015 NewMan2015 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Hello, I started surfing when I was 7 years old and still surf now at 55 years old. When I was little I lived 6 miles from the beach and would beg my parents to take me to the...
    darkhole2 darkhole2 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I live in FL. So yes I love the Ocean. I'm never moving from here if I don't have to.
    ethanstrange98 ethanstrange98 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Just the smell, the salt air, the sight and sound of the waves crashing. It's vast, and almost endless pretty amazing to think of what the ocean holds. I used to live on an Island...
    moulikila moulikila 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I lived in boca raton florida for almost half of my life. I love the ocean.
    atmxsphere atmxsphere 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    From the time I first felt the salt drying on my burnt skin. The taste of salt after you take a shower after a day in the ocean. The sound of waves in the shore The walk along...
    Gws1269 Gws1269 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am scared to meet someone new that almost takes my breath away, that makes me pause, think longer, and take a breath before I proceed. I am afraid to meet this "perfect" being...
    74Kitty 74Kitty 22-25, F Apr 13

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