The Big Green Reflection

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Scuba diving adventure no. 1

I went on my first scuba diving adventure post-certification last weekend. We went to the underwater dive "park" in Edmonds, WA. See more info here and at the official site here.

We did 2 dives. First one was at 12:00, next was 2:00. Each lasted about 55 minutes underwater -- since the max depth we hit was 35 feet, our limiting factor was our air supply. The water was a balmy 56 degrees, which is what it was back in July. After the initial 1-2 minutes of face pain, it was honestly a pleasant temperature. Showering at the outdoor shower (which was awesome to have) was the worst part, as the air temperature was only 60 degrees.

We saw lots of sunken things -- boats, coils of rope, metal towers, tanks, a torpedo.. We saw a fair amount of wildlife, although not as much as I had expected. Starfish, Sunflower stars, giant lingcod, and anemone-like-things were abundant. We swam right next to a seal for a portion of our surface swim, which was killer. I think the advice to get split fins instead of traditional fins is advice I should have heeded.

The diving was great fun! I can't wait to do it again.


  • Hey, I got a cert from NAUI a long time ago, but I think it is still good... let me know if you want to schedule a trip some time!

    Especially considering I'm planning to be living in Florida before the end of the year...

    But then again, I'd really like to try some sites in Mexico, etc.

    By Cody May, at 7:39 PM  

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