Met a creep underwater while scuba diving and being unabled to communicate

Okay, so, I'm about to tell the scariest thing that ever happened to me. The thing is, I'm not an english-speaker, and even though I manage, I'm not sure about all the technical scuba diving vocabulary. I'll do my best but please be indulgent !

It happened last year between Christmas and New Year's Eve (I'm from the French Carribean so it's not unusual to scuba dive during christmas holidays). My family and I (25f) booked a few dives. They're all really good scuba divers, better than me. They passed a few scuba diving levels that allow them to participate in way more technical dives that I'm allowed to do. I enjoy scuba diving as well and I'm able to do almost every "casual" dives but I don't feel safe diving without an instructor yet (even more if it's a dive with decompression stops required).

If anyone isn't familiar with scuba diving, here's a quick explaination : you can dive safely until a certain deep before the pressure becomes dangerous. If you dive below that point (which is roughly 20 meters or 65 ft) you have to do decompression stops during your ascent. It means that you have to stop while going back to the surface a certain time to let your body adapt itself to the pressure. If you ride up too quickly you may catch decompression sickness which can lead, in worst case scenario, to death.

So, we decided that I could manage a little private lesson with an instructor first, prior to more exiting dives with my family. So, the first day, my family was enjoying a dive on a technical spot that I wasn't feeling up to while I was alone with my instructor and retrieving my old scuba diving reflexes. Everything went okay. We were on a beautiful coral reef, there was many begginers on the boat and I was by far the more experiented here. So finally my instructor deciding that he could manage me with another student (which was truly a begginer) and after a small briefing with every safety rules and hand sign (which is the only way to communicate underwater), we begun our descent.

I quickly retrieved all my old reflexes and was enjoying myself, going back and forth to the instructor and the begginer driver, during at least twenty minutes. Everything was perfect beside one thing : it was a windy day and there was an heavy swell. It's less of a problem underwater that it is for "surface swimmer", the only thing was that it requires more physical effort to swim and so my air bottle was emptying a little quicker than usual, which is normal. I sig

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