|Posted on 19 February, 2015 at 9:40||comments (2704)|
This morning I was definitely too excited to sleep in. I was signed up to do two dives in Dos Ojos cenote, my first ever visit to a cenote and my first real cavern dives. This trip has had some first somethings on every dive so far, it’s kind of super awesome. I got to the dive shop unfashionably early so I could check out my franken-regs, which should be all dandy now that I have a new hose on my octo. (Thanks to one of my new favourite people, Kev...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 15 February, 2015 at 16:40||comments (1)|
What would you do if you woke up with a sore wrist, knowing entirely well that you wouldn’t be able to lift your own gear or even set it up yourself? Probably go diving, if you had the friendly staff at Blue Angel to help you! We left Cozumel this afternoon and I was determined to get my last two dives in before getting on the ferry to Playa del Carmen.
I wasn’t scheduled to be on the boat today so a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 February, 2015 at 18:20||comments (0)|
Well the next morning I tried to straighten out my regs, which had began leaking from the inside of the 1st stage. Without having solved any problems I ran down to the boat with a set of rental regs where the rest of the divers were waiting for me, the last person to be ready. Turned out I wasn’t even ready, I’d forgot my computer and had to run back up to our room on the 4th floor to retrieve it. This start to the day was a sign of things to come. I did remember to wear my Lavaco...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 February, 2015 at 18:05||comments (0)|
I haven’t slept in weeks! Well I have, I actually sleep a lot, but I’ve been almost too excited to sleep. It’s my first trip to a warm water dive destination in over a year, and yes I do realize how spoiled that makes me sound. There’s just something so wonderful about warm water diving. Maybe it’s the lack of bulky equipment and horrendous amount of lead, or maybe its the not feeling like the water is physically attacking yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 January, 2015 at 17:55||comments (0)|
|Posted on 31 December, 2014 at 14:10||comments (0)|
Well it's been quite the year for my dive career, how about yours?
Last February I began working here at the shop and started getting back into cold water diving after a long hiatus--I don't think I'll ever forget my first winter dive, it was awful! We were at China Creek, it was snowing, I was wearing a drysuit for the first ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 12 December, 2014 at 13:45||comments (0)|
We had to cancel our Wednesday dive this week due to weather, or rather the lack of motivation caused by the weather, but I did have two lovely dives at Moulds Bay last weekend so I haven't dried up quite yet. Jer and I went over to Quadra for a "Divemasters Only!" dive (because no one else wanted to come) and we had several missions while we were there:
1. Find the lost computer that supposedly was there somewhere
2. Find Jer's flashlight tha...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 December, 2014 at 14:40||comments (1)|
Well we had planned on going over to Quadra, but since only two of us showed up for yesterday's dive we decided to just go down to Parksville instead, it turned out to be a great change of plans!
I'm still working on using the camera but I managed to snap a few acceptable shots on our first dive. The vis was spectacular a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 1 December, 2014 at 13:10||comments (0)|
After a short hiatus out of the water, I finally got back in. Sweet mother of Neptune it was cold. Winter diving really is here and I really need to accept this and figure out how to stay warm for the next few months.
I drove down to Tyee yesterday morning to meet up with some divers from the south part of this big rock. It was a beautiful, clear sunshiney -2 day and I was anxious to go diving, not just because...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 24 October, 2014 at 13:50||comments (1)|