SCUBA Diving

Very shortly after starting to date the woman who would later become my wife, I followed her to Hawaii for a month long trip. She was in Vet school at the time and had somehow finagled a month long externship at the Zoo in Honolulu. Being the hopeless romantic that I was, I decided to surprise her by booking myself a ticket to join her adventure. As a side note, that line between hopeless romantic and creep in the bush is razor thin. So it was that in January of 2006 I found myself hanging out in Honolulu looking for things to do during the day while the girl I’d followed worked in the Zoo.

One of those things that I found was a SCUBA course. At the time it was a hell of a deal. I could pay $200 for an afternoon snorkeling trip or $270 to get SCUBA certified, which included the four open water dives. I passed grade 4 math, so I know a bargain when I see one. A week later I was in the ocean diving with Sea Turtles. I loved everything about it, but after we left our island paradise I let myself forget all about that underwater world.

Over the years I’ve often thought about going back to get re-certified, but I’ve always made excuses. Well no more, the next time we go somewhere that offers Diving I’m going to be ready to go.

Under the Sea (2/27/2017) - A very brief update today (I can hear your sigh of relief Jeremy and I’m not amused). I’ve registered for my Open Water Scuba course, which is set to start this coming Sunday. In three short weeks I will have completed the written and in pool training, at which point I’ll just have my 4 […]