Yes, I love swimming underwater - it is a nice feeling.
I am trying to teach a friend how to swim and she has a fear of putting her head underwater also.
I find it very difficult to explain how to duck dive under water, as dont really know which muscles I use - I just DO it! Strange...but several of the things I do in the water are difficult to explain.
I like swimming just under the surface of the water but when I tried freediving (swimming deep underwater by holding your breath) I struggled to relax. Although I attended a two day course and learned how to do it safely I found the pressure hurt my ears and I didn't like being several metres below the surface.
I love swimming underwater.i love the feeling of my hair drifting and think the view underwater is often interesting.
I struggle with ear infections so I am always aware that I could be getting water in my ears.
My younger brother used to love swimming under water & used to swim our swimming pool underwater a couple of times with 1 breath. My mum was horrified! (We had the 1st swimming pool built in our suburb, way back in 1962!) The last time I swam underwater would have been on Gili Air, off Lombok Jan' 95, where I got an ear infection, but with a visit to the local Dr, (who couldn't speak English,) & $2.35 worth of ear drops, my ear was better in about 3 days!