2 Tank Dive

Up bright and early to watch a beautiful sunrise and get ready for a day of SCUBA diving. Arrived in Frederiksted a couple of minutes before 09:00 and loaded my gear into the waiting boat. First dive site was called the Deep Wrecks. Notably one large tug was the star of the site, sitting in about 100-110′ of water. Lots of fish life and interesting things to look at. A couple of doable swim throughs. Sure was intriguing peering inside the ship. I could see where a person would want to get wreck certified to go exploring inside of those dudes~! Spent 40 minutes on that dive with a max depth of 108′. Water temperature was a wonderfully warm 80°. Finally onboard and moved to the second dive site called the Shallow wrecks. I have been to this site before, but this trip turned out to be more of an exploratory dive and it seemed like about all we did was swim. I can tell that in light of the fact I only went to 70′ and only got 34 minutes underwater. (a 70′ dive would normally be more like 50-55 minutes for me) The old fat boy uses up a LOT more air when I have to do a lot of kicking. Oh well – it was time in the water and it was nice to be breathing underwater again……

Came back to my Queen – got a quick shower then headed out for a fund raiser going on out at Castaways. Nice event to help the family of a Recovery Worker here on the island that was killed during a robbery. The funds from the event going to his family to help pay expenses. Nice turn out and I hope they raised a lot of money for them.

I’m gonna cut it short — My nose is running and I think I have picked up a bug in my laptop. Nothing is working the way it should – so gonna have to reach out to the Geek Squad tomorrow and see if they can un-bug me….. de-bug me… fix whatever the issue is. Hopefully I can get pictures to load. (More tomorrow of the dives)

Good night Ya’ll ….. Thankx for stopping in~!

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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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