Diving in St. Croix

Following a small breakfast, me, Stephanie & Josh loaded up into the bus and headed to the West side of the island to get in a couple of SCUBA dives. Pulling into the dive shop and after introductions made, Steph and Josh got a quick refresher since it had been 5-6 years since either of them had made a dive. Refresher over and done in short order, we had a little time to kill while we waited for our boat, so we moseyed over to Polly’s (small restaurant on the Frederiksted water front) for a wonderfully delicious Chicken Salad Wrap. I have had a breakfast there that was equally delicious~! Finished up our lunch and headed back to Adventures in Diving STX dive shop. Got all gear loaded up and headed to the boat. After a short briefing by the Captain, away we went………

First dive spot was called Alien Nation and the Captain did a really nice job regaling the story of how the dive spot got it’s name…… the fun part about it for me, was that it is just off of Sandy Point game reserve, so Steph and Josh got to see the beach where the final scene from Shawshank Redemption was filmed….! Fun dive….. lots to look at… especially a shark~! We spotted a small (3′-4′) nurse shark swimming by…. and I was on it~!!! Got a bit distracted trying to get it on film for you and wound up getting separated from the group. OOps….. Dive Master was not overly happy about my ‘stunt’ but she got over it and I got some great pictures…. and a video~!

Second spot was the Frederick pier….. the boat dropped us off at the outer part of the pier and we swam most of the length of the pier. Now there is a nice fun dive….. so much to see on that dive… we saw some spotted eels, an Octopus and tons of fish. The coral life growing on the pier legs is beautiful. Almost bet I can make that dive another dozen times and see something new every time… finally wrapped the dive up ( I behaved myself on this dive) and we loaded into the bus and headed back toward the condo. Oma stayed at home and watched Will & the mess (Colt) for us while we dove most of the day. We all had worked up a good appetite and nobody was really in the mood to cook – so we called Domino’s and before long was gnawing on some pretty tasty pizza. We topped the meal off with some brownies and cinnamon sticks….. most people have had their showers now and headed off to bed. I’m gonna get some pictures up here for you – then take my shower and head that way too. Not sure I can get the shark video to load, but will try…… if not I’ll put it on FB.

Good Night Ya’ll …… Thankx for stopping by~~~




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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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