Cochon for dinner, then Avenue Pub for some much needed craft beer. Care to join?
Don’t mind if I do! I know this sounds like spam, but I love Priceline.
Apparently OSHA 30 hour training consists of listening to the instructor boast about his sex life. Awesome.
Sadly, it’s been a few years since I’ve gone diving. I did a little snorkeling when I lived in the Bahamas, but never made the time to do any dives (stupid, stupid, stupid!).
My favorite spot would be between a wreck I dove off Ft. Lauderdale (I can’t remember the name, but I think it was a navy ship in around 100’ of water) or the Rainbow River, which was a drift dive down a spring fed river that we canoed to the spring head, and then drifted for over an hour.
My favorite diving moment was actually right after a dive I did offshore St. Augustine. We were in 65 to 70 feet of water that only had about 20’ of visibility, and I was’t ready to get back in the boat, so I decided I’d try and freedive to the bottom. I tied off my BC and weights, took a deep breath, and started down towards a bottom that was nowhere in sight. I hit the thermocline and kept going, and just when I thought I wouldn’t make it, I saw the faint glow of the light sand and pushed towards it. At the bottom, I grabbed a handful of sand and pushed off as hard as I could with both feet. The moment I turned and looked up is THE thing that stands out in my memory. In the same way I couldn’t see the bottom from above, the surface was only recognizable by a subtle point light from the sun. I dolphin kicked straight toward it as hard as I could until I saw the outline of the boat. I broke the surface right off the bow, threw the handful of sand on deck, and took the deepest breath I could. I was definitely at my limit, but damn it felt good to push it.
I’m taking the easy way out by saying my dream dive is my next one… Though I wouldn’t mode a trip back to Roatan to actually dive, and I’d love a chance to dive a kelp forrest.
I’m going to have to turn your questions back on you now. Let’s hear ‘em!
It has been far too long since I’ve been diving/freediving.
Hahaha, I love it!