me testing a full face mask in the pool
Today is the last official day of Inner Space 2009. I am kind of sad about it. It was really great this year, like always.
I met a lot of new people and saw a lot of old friends.
One bad thing about living here, people leave, and I’m left with the memories. Tomorrow night I’ll be sitting at Cobalt Resort after everyone has left, the flags and banners will still be flying, everything will be the same, except the people are gone.
One good thing though, some people are staying longer, and I’m still diving again tomorrow and Sunday!
The UDP has won the election in the Cayman Islands. I have to admit, the past four years have seemed tougher under the PPM.
I’m lucky to be on vacation, these are very busy times at the radio station.
My house is about two blocks from the dive resort. Every day on this vacation I walk to there, get on the boat, dive, go back to the resort, eat lunch there or walk home. Walk back at night to hang out and attend the lecture. Back and forth, several times a day.
Yesterday, several of my fellow divers wanted to go to town so we walked to my house, got in my car, and went. It was like “Wow!” I haven’t been down here in a while! Just driving a couple miles from home seemed like an adventure.
Imagine everyone lived like that, making a living inside a small circle around their home. You would only interact with the people whose circles overlapped yours. I guess that’s how it used to be but technology effectively makes everyones circles bigger.
For a while at least, I am liking living in the small world.
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Trumpetfish behind red rope sponge
I can’t remember this ones name
A flyover of a barrel sponge, boring for all you divers, but still cool to me!
It’s Monday, I’m on vacation, diving, I need to leave the house for the dive about the same time as I would if I was going to work, so my morning routine is about the same!
The diving has been great! I did 100 meters yesterday, and today I may do the same.
My rebreather is working well, and things are great!
Today is the day! Most of the people arrive today! A lot of my friends I haven’t seen in a year. We did a shallow dive yesterday, 140 feet, today and the rest of the week will probably be in the 300 foot range. Here’s a short video of my dive buddy, Josh Williamson, (You can find him on Facebook) He was a little deeper than me, I was at 140 so he was probably at 170 or 180. You can hear me calling him to make him look at the camera. Don’t laugh, the doorbell sound travels better underwater!
I think it officially starts tomorrow, but today I am diving the first day of my annual rebreather dive vacation: Inner Space.
I’ll be diving every day for the next week, most dives will be too deep for my camera, unfortunately.