Ahhh… the reason I went on vacation!
Preparing / gearing up for a dive is a royal pain in the ass. And, ironically, I hate getting wet. But once in the water, it is so worth it. These dives were a lot more comfortable for me than the last time I went, because A) I was using my own wetsuit (really, really glad I went with the 5mm — anything less and I would have been cold), and B) the weights were integrated, meaning I didn’t have an annoying weight belt knocking into my hip the entire time. Those hurt.
I’m going to put up more pictures when I get home and do my picture-intensive post, but these are just a few of the things I saw today…
I have 148 underwater pictures. I am probably going to put them all up on Facebook, because I am going to be too lazy to sift through them and remove the blurry ones. There are a lot of those… because I am a combination of a moron and a genius. This is because I finally figured out how to use the flash on my underwater camera. Unfortunately, that only happened once I was on my night dive. That is unfortunate because without the flash, I couldn’t really get anything that didn’t look like a beam of light, because, well, that’s what it was; with the flash, I had to be two inches away from my subject or I encountered a major problem with backscatter. However. This is just to show how excited I am about figuring out the flash: it means color! Other than blue!
See that?? Red, yellow, green… at a depth of thirty feet! This is a very exciting development.
I am apparently being very lazy during this vacation, because this morning I opted to sleep in (to the tune of crawling out of bed at 6.00 AM instead of 5.00) instead of going for a run. I don’t consider diving to be a very strenuous activity, so I’ve essentially been sedentary for three days running (no pun intended). Whee, right? The thing about this is, I need to go for a run at least once so that I will not have brought my running shoes along in vain! I have a feeling that this will not be happening tomorrow morning, however. That means it probably won’t happen at all. Hmm.
Happy Hump Day!