7.25.2005

Creature from the black lagoon


This weekend I organized my very first independent scuba trip, and the first dive since my certification last March. This picture is of me crawling out of the water, and despite the warm surroundings, all the neoprene I'm wearing actually was necessary. It may have been 80 degrees outside but the water was 58 degrees and freezing. We went to Lover's Point in Monterey Bay, which was only about 20 feet deep but was the perfect beginner dive. We had 9 people in our group, and everyone did at least one dive. Most of us did two dives. Even though we weren't on the typical scuba schedule, where being in the water by 9 a.m. is considered late, we had a great full day of diving. The best part was that it was hot enough outside that when we peeled off the wetsuits (or sausage casings, as I like to call them) we were able to bask in the summer sun. (But how did I get to this age without learning that, no, in fact I can NOT be in the sun for even 15 minutes without scorching my poor skin beyond repair?)

2 comments:

jfh said...

Nice pic, jen. i guess it's cold there now. everywhere else it's too hot. i'm familiar with that place, not because i've ever dived, but that was the way we walked for all of our Monterey training walks. It's such a gorgeous area. I'll try to send a picture of Pele rolling around in the blooming ice plant there.

Mary Tsao said...

Sounds like fun! Mike keeps bugging me about getting certified. I've got it on my to-do list between Start organic vegetable garden and Organize tablecloth collection. Some day...