Ever wondered why black people don’t scuba dive at the Chinhoyi Caves? The stigma around water and swimming in the black community is real. We don’t have a huge marine presence, perhaps because of lack of representation in national swimming or at the Olympics. Or perhaps the widespread concern over damage to women’s hair, from chlorine in pools and salt in the sea. All things considered, there are more than a few reasons why black people don’t scuba dive in the deep dark of the Chinhoyi Caves.