This was the first time I had ever been scuba diving. I had always wanted to get certified and go around here, in California, but just never got around to it. Once this trip was planned I looked into getting certified and was pretty shocked that it cost $350 to complete the course and get your certification. Scuba diving is far from cheap and lets just say I’m not Mr. money bags. I talked to Cory, my friend whose Dad owns the island, about if it was possible to not get certified and still go diving. He said it would not be a problem because all the diving would be done on our own and not through any company. He just suggested that I read the books and then we could have a crash course in his pool before we left. Reading, check. Pool crash course, check. Fast forward a couple of days and here I am jumping off a boat into the atlantic ocean to scuba dive for the first time.
I got a couple of dives under my belt before bringing my camera under with me. I also had to stay shallower than everyone else because the housing I have for my camera is intended for surfing, not diving.
So this is dive 1 with my camera. It’s definitely a little more tricky than I thought it was going to be. Mostly for the fact that my housing wanted to float up so I had to constantly fight to hold it down.
Part 2 and 3 will follow soon.
a peak at chris’ bug bites. apparently mine were worse than this haha