Fun, fun, fun day~~!

Amazing the difference between two days…… our day started off this morning with me making a 1 tank dive with the newest dive shop we have come across…… beautiful reef and the dive master gave me enough time to nose around like I like to do….. only had to be called ‘up’ one time, as I have a propensity to work my way down and away from the dive master.  Just so many things to look at and explore down there below the surface. Probably the prettiest reef I have seen since being on this island. LOTS of pictures to share with you. Saw several different turtles…..beautiful~! Had a small boat go directly over top of me even though I was within 10′ of my dive flag……Was only in about 10′-15′ of water and it was only a small skiff, but from my angle, that prop looked about the size of the one on the Titanic~! I just dropped to the floor and laid there until it went by…. not a fun feeling. Did manage to spin my camera around and get a shot of it though……….  😉

Came home and shared tales of my dive with my bride…. downed a couple of very cold Heinekens (they always taste so good with saltwater still in your mustache~!) Then it was her turn. Loaded back up in the bus and took her back to the dive shop for a full face training course to SCUBA~! I sat out in the yard and waited until she finished her class room training and then we loaded up into the dive shops ‘bus’ and headed to a new beach for my Queens big plunge. I helped her into the water with her gear and the dive master took over. Previously made arrangement was that I steered clear of the 2 of them while the water training started. Which I am proud to say I did [mostly]. I kinda hovered off to the side, but stayed well [mostly] out of sight. Bless her heart….. as scared as she was – she went in like a trooper. Her and the dive master snorkeled the surface for 5 – 10 minutes, and before I knew it, they had sank beneath the waves. My Queen was SCUBA diving~!! So proud of her~!!  I hovered on the surface for a while watching until I realized they were suddenly at 18′ and about 500′ from shore….. so I swam back to the beach, got my snorkel gear and swam back out to watch them. I followed above and behind them for a good 15 minutes while I proudly watched my bride SCUBA diving~!! She did so good~!! Dive master did an excellent job with her~! (Relaxed Guided Dives – strongly recommend them if you wind up on Curacao)  When they finally started back toward the beach — I swam out and around them and got into shore to take my fins off and was waiting for them as they approached shallow water. I did manage to get a shot of my Baby as she came in.  🙂   It was great to see the look on her face. As scared as she had been – I could tell she had a good time and was much more relaxed. Got loaded back up in the dive shop bus and headed back. It was great fun to sit and listen to her talk about the various things she had seen. At last she knows now, the ‘rush’ that I have when she would listen to me talk about my SCUBA adventures. She is pretty sure she will never become a PADI certified diver (at this point) but she is talking about maybe wanting to do another dive like this one. I am elated, because I should be able to go with her (dive) on the next one~! A dream come true~! Probably more details to share later – but for now….. gonna sign off and leave you with some pictures…….

Hebben een heerlijke nacht

LOTS of fish~!

Damn that thing is close~!
My Baby at about 15′ (LOVE this shot~!)
End of a great day~!
My Baby coming in from her SCUBA dive~!!


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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