Hi guys, its me again. So I finally got out on my first dive today and it was what can only be described as a series of unfortunate events. Basically everything was fine, I felt absolutely great and my instructor was already in the water waiting for me. Literally just as I rolled off the boat into the water, the boat anchor line snapped so the boat started floating away from me before I could grab on. I got caught in a random current that started pulling me away from the boat and the instructor, and in one second everything went from fine to sheer panic. My BCD was fully inflated and I was on the surface with my reg in my mouth but it was like there was a steel band across my chest and I felt like I was drowning. Although I knew it was the reg giving me air I kept feeling like I wanted to pull it out and I was screaming for help. It felt a lot longer than it actually was but very soon the boat managed to get me back again and I aborted but everyone else managed their dives with no problems. I don't feel like I can just walk away from scuba but at the same time I don't want to endanger myself or others by having the panic happen again. Has anyone else had a bad first experience and bounced back?