Part One 12-21-15
FYI - Plongee is dive in French and WAY more fun to say than dive. "Plongee, plongee, plongee." Seriously, try it.
Then I did the four pool dives (confined water) with KC Dive Shop. I borrowed a mask and fins from a friend in KC since my stuff was in the boat. Thank you Kimberly! The shop had the rest. The first class was so so, but the rest of the classes got better as I got used to it. I passed all the skills for the confined water portion and a final test. Thank you to KC Dive Shop and my instructor Roger Mose.
This morning was the first of my 4 open water dives with a shop here in Carriacou - Lumbadive. Tom went lion fish hunting with this shop last season and then after the hunt, Lumbadive owners (Richard and Diane) invited us to dinner at their house, grilling up the lion fish -yum. They are a nice French Canadian couple that have owned the shop for several years. I liked them so that is how I decided to finish up my scuba here. In KC, you have to go to Beaver Lake - cold and low visibility......NO thank you.
|Me after diving|
|Me and my instructor Sylvain|
|Super Plongee Tom|
We got into the water and he checked my weighs and buoyancy. We followed a rope down to the seabed about 30 -35 feet down. It was a small reef but very kewl. We spent an hour swimming around it looking at all the kewl stuff. We saw several spotted eels and one very small green eel. We saw 2 tiny, tiny lobsters and a big lion fish (12" long). Tom and his partner saw an octopus. I didn't see it. I want so badly to see an octopus. Of course tons and tons of colorful reef fish. It was great because we weren't in a hurry like you are when you are snorkeling and you dive down for a quick look on a big breath.
|Plongee pair - I was happy, it was just bright out|
Tomorrow is dive two. We will go back to the same reef but this time I will have to do skills I learned in the pool. Oh boy. Fingers crossed I can remember and do them.