Friday, April 11, 2008

SCUBA Adventure Part 2

Well, we had our second class and things are looking good! I'm still a little nervous about everything, but I think it'll be fun. Last night, we learned how to dress a diver...so, without further ado, here is how to dress a diver for warm-water diving (for the pool, in our case):

This is what I will wear under the wetsuit:

This is the shorty wetsuit for the pool:
Then you add the weight belt:
Then you add the BC/Air Tank:
Then you add fins (you're actually supposed to have your boots on already, but I forgot :D):
Then you add the mask and snorkle:
Now we're ready to dive!! I'll take some more pictures when we get our cold-water wetsuits! It's hard enough to move in this little one...it's hard to imagine having ANY dexterity in the 7MM Farmer John/Jane! Plus, we'll be wearing 5MM gloves and a hood!! Saturday will bring the first pool session and with it, our first real test. We have to swim 200 meters without stopping in order to pass the course, as well as tread water for 10 minutes with no floatation devices. We can use any swim style we want and it's not timed, so hopefully it won't be a big deal. Anyway, more posts as things progress!

P.S. All that gear is HEAVY!!!! I'm looking forward to being weightless in the water as opposed to just adding about 50 pounds and walking around!

4 comments:

theturnerfam said...

woo-hoo! You're going to have so much fun on your cruise!

Heather said...

I love how Alli decided to grace us with her presence in that first shot.

It DOES look heavy

Mom said...

Is that MY daughter underneath all that gear? I am so excited for you and Tyler! You are going to have a blast using your newfound skills next month on your cruise as well as all the future times you go scuba diving. Have fun!

Our Four Kids said...

Wow, how do you walk around in it?! Like you said, good thing you'll be weightless in water!