OMGOSH. You sir are very fortunate to be alive. I have been in 10 foot waves with an unbeatable undertow and the absolute terror is overwhelming (but then I was only 17 with a boogie board).
I had no idea the waves got that big at the Golden Gate bridge. MY GOSH.
You had one tank? What about narcosis people seem to die from that so frequently I have seen so many stories it seems...
I love caving and underwater caving would be so amazing but its too dangerous and of course expensive to boot.
You seen this no tank guy Nery?
When I was 20, I went on spring break at Daytona Beach with a couple buddies. I had a large cut on my arm, it was bandaged up pretty good. I was a pretty good swimmer at the time (not now). I always wanted to pet a shark. I swam out into the ocean VERY far, no waves and I could barely see the shore.
I took my bandage off and squeezed blood into the water while violently splashing around.
I would go under every few seconds and look around, hoping to see a great white or maybe a tiger shark. I wanted to touch one real bad. I did this for maybe 20 minutes. No sharks so I swam back. Why I told you this story? I have no idea.