Sitting here last night wrapping up my on line stuff and I get a ping from one of the Dive Masters from the shop……. “Hey – you on the boat tomorrow?” Well, I hadn’t intended to be, but can be if needed….. “It would help me out……..” Done – I showed up bright and early the next morning [this morning] leaving my Queen to sleep in a little bit [I hoped] and recover from a fairly hectic couple of weeks. Helped get tanks loaded…. loaded my gear and got it ready. Ensuing conversation determined – it was probably best if I leave my camera on the boat and be ready to react if necessary. As it turns out it was necessary….. several times…… first time I retrieved a young lady who kept floating to the top (before it was time to)….. another young lady was trying to ‘freak out‘ a little bit because she thought she was too low on air. Yet another young lady was worried about descending too fast ( it had been years since she and her husband had made a dive). I reassured her I would be right there beside her the entire dive to tend to her if needed, which I did……in the middle of that I had to dart out and catch another young lady whose tank had come loose and was flailing around behind her, make her seriously struggle to swim. I caught up to her, stopped her, wrestled the tank back onto her back and got it strapped in, before re-taking my position next to the worried diver. So all-in-all….. it was probably a good thing I left my camera on the boat…… but BOY-HOWDY was I lost when I first dropped on that first dive….. I had no friggin’ idea what to do with my hands~!!! Seriously — I spent the first 10 minutes of the dive trying to figure how what to do without a camera in my hands……. it was weird/freaky~! Even the Dive master on the second load was “making fun” of me because I didn’t ‘look right’ without my rig in front of me…… Guess it all worked out though. I received multiple compliments and thank yous from the various young ladies that I helped out. A pretty good feeling~~~
Unless I hear different between now and then – the plan is to take tomorrow off and get some house/yard maintenance done….. then will return to diving for the rest of the week. I did manage to snag a couple of pictures with my phone for the exit shots on the boat (You didn’t really think I was going to go ALL day without taking at least some pictures did you ???) 😉
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