The Dives

Yesterday we got in three dives around the Frederiksted pier.

The weather was very hot and the water felt refreshing. So intense is the sun that my sunscreen at 50 barely keeps away the burn. My shoulders actually burned through my tee shirt. I thought the tee shirt barrier would be enough.

The Frederiksted pier is where cruise ships dock while in port. Divers can’t dive there for security reasons when ships are in port.

The area has a flat sanding bottom with a gradual slope toward the end. The pylons of the pier are host to lots of cool sea creatures.

We witnessed a school of herring that literally must have been hundreds of thousands of fish and they schooled for hours.

I am really enjoying the underwater calmness, the weightlessness, and quiet except for the life giving air that goes in and out of my lungs. I also wish I could exhaust the exhales further away from my face.

By the end of the day I was so tired that I showered and went to bed and slept 12 hours.

Today I am back in for my final dive and certification.


Ken said...

You really do like those yellow boys don't you?

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Hahaha. Just noticed that.

terri said...

Diving sounds absolutely peaceful and beautiful. I always think I'd feel somewhat claustrophobic, but the way you describe it, it doesn't seem so.

Michael said...

Wreggie is now officially an underwater-breathin' Mammie Jammer

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Aqua Man!!!!