Just messin’ around

03 Jul

Well, my last blog was about how serious Chris and I take our diving, especially with first time divers, and how important safety is to us. I thought that I should also write a quick blog about how diving is also fun, and a little messing around is ok too.

In the past I have written about top side personalities and then underwater personalities (I would write bottom side personalities but somehow that seems inappropriate). Well, my underwater personality can sometimes be a bit goofy. For example, I once shoved a jelly fish (a moon jelly, that was dead and wouldn’t sting) right up Chris’ shorts, I mean RIGHT UP THERE. Or, I like to take the parrot fish sleeping bags, which are all snot like, hand them to people and rub it in their hands. They normally are all interested at first, and then they realize my mask is filling with water as I am smiling so much and then they normally go “eeeew” underwater. If you’ve dived with me, then you’ll understand…

A little while back we had these two awesome ladies here diving with us. You may remember them from when I blogged about them last year. Here is the link in case you missed it Underwater Proposal! Well, Christine and Lindsay came back again this year to do their advanced open water course with us. Christine is a great topside photographer, so she wanted to give it a try underwater as well. These two dives have to be two of the funnest dives I ever had! There was so much laughing and messing around that I think I had to take my mask off and put it back on at one point as it was coming off!

Here you can see me riding Lindsay’s tank (also one of my favorite things to do underwater).
Diving in St Martin
Here are the three of us together, I love this photo!
Fun Diving in Caribbean
Here is one where I was pretending to be trapped in this old fish pot at Turtle Reef. “Why?” I hear you ask… “I don’t know.” I reply. “Why not?” I say while shrugging my shoulders up.
Dive Sint Maarten
Then some underwater meditation:
Scuba St maarten
The meditation in preparation for underwater racing, of course. Have you ever tried this? It is really fun. You take your fins off and run! You have to make yourself as negatively buoyant as possible in order to get some kind of friction with the sandy bottom (obviously don’t do this on reef!). Then you try and get really low to the bottom and… well… race! Ready, steady, go!
Underwater Racing in St Martin
Oh My Gosh! I love that photo above so much.
I won the race (obviously!). So, Lindsay had to carry me around the arena!
Fooling around underwater in Saint Martin
Most of those photos are Christine’s, she took some great one’s. Her models were pretty good though, don’t you think?

That was such a fun dive, thanks so much Christine and Lindsay. I have done thousands of dives, so it is hard to pick out the one’s that stick out the most, but this one sure did!

So… a little messin’ around is okay, but stay safe my little divers!

(Sally wrote this blog πŸ™‚ )

5 Responses to “Just messin’ around”

  1. Colleen July 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Greetings from your NJ BTS friends
    The photos look llike lots of fun. You can always have fun just safety comes first
    Keep up the goofing around that is what makes life worth living. Hopefully someday soon we will get to St Maarten to see you all again and have some fun dives.
    Colleen & Bill

    • Sally July 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

      Those dives were lots of fun. Thanks for keeping in touch with us. Just had some divers we met at BTS the other day, so it looks like it payed off going! Will see you next year. Are you getting the same booth?

  2. Greg in Oklahoma July 7, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    I seem to remember an interesting placement of a lobster shell, a pair of starfish, and some seaweed/mud on Tintamarre ! ( Before an attempt to deny, just keep in mind I have photo’s to prove it ! )

    Fun is what makes the experience ! If it wasn’t fun, would we keep doing it ? Playing around is a good way to practice your skills too…I mean who hasn’t had a mask kicked off your face while trying to tackle your dive buddy to take off his fins…Oh, was that just me ? Sorry…………

    • Sally July 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

      Me? Doing silly things with some seaweed and some mud! Must’ve been someone else πŸ™‚ You guys are sooooo much fun to dive with. I think you were here just over a year ago, it was the middle of June 2010. We missed you! x

  3. Lee Diving December 25, 2012 at 3:55 am #

    Love it… So may divers enter the sea in a serious manner. The beginners of course enter with worries, a nice touch is the instructors to show how easy and fun diving is..

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