Well, my last blog was about how serious Chris and I take our diving, especially with first time divers, and how important safety is to us. I thought that I should also write a quick blog about how diving is also fun, and a little messing around is ok too.
In the past I have written about top side personalities and then underwater personalities (I would write bottom side personalities but somehow that seems inappropriate). Well, my underwater personality can sometimes be a bit goofy. For example, I once shoved a jelly fish (a moon jelly, that was dead and wouldn’t sting) right up Chris’ shorts, I mean RIGHT UP THERE. Or, I like to take the parrot fish sleeping bags, which are all snot like, hand them to people and rub it in their hands. They normally are all interested at first, and then they realize my mask is filling with water as I am smiling so much and then they normally go “eeeew” underwater. If you’ve dived with me, then you’ll understand…
A little while back we had these two awesome ladies here diving with us. You may remember them from when I blogged about them last year. Here is the link in case you missed it Underwater Proposal! Well, Christine and Lindsay came back again this year to do their advanced open water course with us. Christine is a great topside photographer, so she wanted to give it a try underwater as well. These two dives have to be two of the funnest dives I ever had! There was so much laughing and messing around that I think I had to take my mask off and put it back on at one point as it was coming off!
Here you can see me riding Lindsay’s tank (also one of my favorite things to do underwater).
Here are the three of us together, I love this photo!
Here is one where I was pretending to be trapped in this old fish pot at Turtle Reef. “Why?” I hear you ask… “I don’t know.” I reply. “Why not?” I say while shrugging my shoulders up.
Then some underwater meditation:
The meditation in preparation for underwater racing, of course. Have you ever tried this? It is really fun. You take your fins off and run! You have to make yourself as negatively buoyant as possible in order to get some kind of friction with the sandy bottom (obviously don’t do this on reef!). Then you try and get really low to the bottom and… well… race! Ready, steady, go!
Oh My Gosh! I love that photo above so much.
I won the race (obviously!). So, Lindsay had to carry me around the arena!
Most of those photos are Christine’s, she took some great one’s. Her models were pretty good though, don’t you think?
That was such a fun dive, thanks so much Christine and Lindsay. I have done thousands of dives, so it is hard to pick out the one’s that stick out the most, but this one sure did!
So… a little messin’ around is okay, but stay safe my little divers!
(Sally wrote this blog 🙂 )