Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Scuba Adventures

In May I tried scuba in order to be more authentic while writing about one of my fiction characters. Jasmine and I did the two hour intro class together. We did much better than we thought we would, so we decided to go ahead and certified.

Here are pictures from our classes
We did our initial training at a pool. There was a whole long checklist of skills we had to complete.

We had a whole textbook to read and an exam to take. We both passed on the first try.

Then we did dives at a state park about 45 minutes from us. It has jetties, and lots of cool things swim near the jetties.

I love the emerald water and white sand.

Jasmine and Alex, our instructor.

Ty was home in July and did a dive with us.

We were shallow enough that Jessica could photo bomb us with her snorkel equipment. She's pregnant and can't dive.

crab claw

about 40 feet down
we went down to 67 feet (with an instructor so it wasn't a violation of our certification)
 These last few pictures are from Saturday.

 Shark skeleton
I love the feeling of movement in this last photo.

I down to 67 feet for my fiction character. What has a fiction character inspired you to do/try?

1 comment:

Lou said...

being that I don't swim. I would not go deeper than 2 feet for any character. can't think of anything adventurous that I would try. :(