this was my final dive of the trip.
the wind had been blowing the past couple of days and tons of rain had been pelting the mainland. which meant debris and and murky conditions out by us.
so you can tell by these pictures how much less visibility i had and i got a weird greenish color cast from a lot of sand being kicked up.
but make sure you take not of the temperature. haha, diving in the caribbean is the best!
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