Every morning I was up between 6 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Our first open water dive, was at a local beach. We all get suited up, swim out to the dive site, descend but the visibility was bad + the current was horrible.
I admit that when I first went down, I panicked. My first thought was to hold my breath and that is a huge NO when scuba diving.
Why? Click the link to find out…”Never Hold Your Breath When Scuba Diving.” My dive mate (a kid), helped calm me down and I was able to do so.
Anywho, we didn’t realize how far we’d drifted from where we were supposed to be until we came up. So the dive master called it and had us change dive sites.
It was an incredible feeling to finally be doing something I’ve wanted to do since I was young. To actually see the fish swim by you or were under your feet. Just amazing!!
I dived twice but only one counted as an “official” first dive because we weren’t able to do other skills we’d learned at the pool. We could have but after doing the second dive at the 2nd location, by 2 p.m. we were all tired. That meant we’d end up having to do 3 dives the next day.
The best thing was that I passed.