Monday, February 24, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
It was a beautiful day, and the tide was right, so we cut our school day short to exercise our SCUBA skills. Considering the time it takes to pack up our gear, get to a dive shop to rent what we don't own, get to the site, then assemble our gear, we left the house at 11:30, so we could be in the water by 1:45.
Some of us have a better grasp of buoyancy and trim than others, so there were some difficulties getting started. We didn't get to the wrecks we wanted to see, as we were timing ourselves so we weren't swimming against the current as the tide was rushing out. We did get to see one wreck, a small boat, motor and all resting under about 20 feet of water. There were plants, and barnacles all over it, and a lot of fish. We saw starfish bigger than my hand, some barracuda, and a conch, crawling along the bottom. Next time, perhaps one of us will find the underwater camera and snap some photos of us down there!