- Reflection by yns3694 on Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:56:29 +0000
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- Diving in Bonaire by yns3694 on Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:59:33 +0000
- Day 4b update! by mjn2124 on Mon, 31 Dec 2012 02:03:28 +0000
- Dive Photos Day 4 by yns3694 on Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:30:34 +0000
- Day 4 Diving by mjn2124 on Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:17:02 +0000
- Day 2 Photos - Yasmeen Smalley by yns3694 on Sat, 29 Dec 2012 03:06:44 +0000
- Traveling and Day 1 by mjn2124 on Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:08:31 +0000
Well, I'm back at RIT, and all I can say is I wish I was still in Bonaire! The divers in the program joke about PDD- Post Diving Depression, but coming back to a snowy climate after 10 days in the Caribbean is definitely an adjustment. With that said, I'm still able to enjoy and relive the experience by going through my work and editing my photographs. Hopefully you'll be able to do the same!
Yesterday we dove our most challenging site yet- an East Coast dive. Usually we do shore entries from a very calm site, however this time we took a boat through 5-10 ft. waves to get to the site. We had to battle a surge once we descended, but it was well worth it!! We saw at least 8 huge green sea tutles, a lage green Moray eel, and a couple sting rays. Here's a couple photos from yesterday's dives, enjoy!
The second half of today was definitely a doozy. We did a boat dive on the east side of Bonaire, which mean I could see africa and HUGE ROLLERS! The boat was rolling and a couple people got sea sick but I was ok for the most part. During this dive, we saw so many turtles and a couple of sting rays. not to mention one of these ->Click here (it is safe). Such a great dive but the catch was I surfaced with only a few breaths left in my tank. But I am fine and thats all that matters :) Many lessons learned and to take from this dive and overall a lotta fun
Halfway through the day, so far I have done a deep dive at the front porch and didn't get narc'd. Also, I was finding that my air consumption was much better in relation to the last deep dives. We went to about 110-115 ft near a sunken tug. Saw some garden eels. Found the effects of pressure with a ping pong ball too Been a great day and getting ready for a boat dive to hopefully see turtles, sharks and more!!!
So needless to say, traveling made for a very long day on wednesday, especially having to wake up at 4am in order to catch a flight out of Boston. Flights went according to plan except for the connection flight in curacoa since the 4.5 hr layover turned into almost 7-8 hrs due to delays and what not. Nevertheless, I was able to get to Bonaire at around 12am-1. The first day had so much to take in as far as news, diving information, FISH, and a beautiful reef. Today, we did 4 dives, two familiarization dives, a nav and night dives.