I'm in the pink and Jackie is in the green and purple
me and the hubs...I think he is telling me encouraging things. :) He was very supportive this weekend! :)
Well, this little scaredy-fish did it! I am officially a certified scuba diver! I almost gave up! I did NOT want to get back into the water on Sunday for our last two dives! The water was like 4 degrees colder than it was on Saturday. 4 degrees doesn't sound like much of a difference, but we could definitely feel it.
So, dives 3 and 4 had no instances of me jumping on the backs of my instructors, no eel sightings (for my outing at least :D ). I did all of my skills well. I had a little trouble with the weight belt (taking off and putting on while in the water and not being able to touch). Those suckers are heavy! I had a mask problem during one of the skills, but I stayed calm and got it taken care of. I did see jellyfish (apparently that is what I my instructor was trying to keep me from seeing during dive #2). I am a good jellyfish spotter! haha! Also, there was a seal in the water during our last dive. Apparently the seal swam in between me and Jackie! How cool is that?! I am glad I didn't know about it at the time, but its really neat to know now. I saw a picture that a friend took underwater of the seal (looks like a shadow) and it was RIGHT behind us for a little bit! Crazy! I like seals, but they would scare me if we were in the water at the same time and I saw it! lol
Overall, the experience was good. I tried to face some fears. I am certified scuba diver, who would probably be perfectly content never diving again...but that isn't happening. We have a dive planned for next month already (in a place with rocks and not so much sea life!). I'll keep trying it and hope its an acquired taste. I am glad that I didn't give up (and that Jackie kept talking me back into the water...such a good friend). I would have been mad at myself for getting so close only to give up. So, thats the end of my diving experiences until next month! :) Thanks for listening to my ranting, raving, crazy talking, and reminiscing of my diving weekend. :) Your encouragement really meant a lot! :)
oh, and diving makes you very sore...just fyi. :)