Saturday, April 5, 2008

Scuba


Once upon a time, there was a young man with dreams of diving under water and still being able to breathe. This young man's name was Tyler, and his dream is about to come true. Yep, that's right! We're getting SCUBA certified next week! The idea intrigues me, but I am VERY nervous about the idea of willingly exposing my body to 45-50 degree water. We will be provided with 7mm wetsuits and gloves and boots and a hood, but that does not take away the stinging sensation that I know is coming! I also keep thinking of ways that I could die at the bottom of the ocean (air line getting cut, getting trapped by seaweed, getting eaten by a shark, etc), but everyone I've talked to that has gone diving has said that's it's such a relaxing experience. That has definitely helped alleviate my fears. I am also really looking forward to the beauty that is normally hidden under the waves. It will also be nice to have the option of diving along with just snorkling. So, by April 20th, Tyler and I will be trained in the art of Scuba diving and will have completed at least 4 dives! I'll keep you updated with how things go!

2 comments:

Greg and Steph said...

I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes! We have friends who were certified for their honeymoon years ago and they enjoy diving so much now!

Heather said...

you'll totally have to take an underwater camera with you on your trip :)