February 19, 2008

Diving under the Pitons

Friday morning Scott and I went on a fantastic dive 70 feet below the Pitons. We woke to a rain storm and heavy winds. Honestly, I wasn't sure we were going to get to go but we geared up and went down to the dive shop. We bundled up with towels and sat under the cover of the boat while the rain continued. It was a really long boat ride- almost an hour. It was definitely worth the cold ride.

The first picture is of a Morray eel. It is difficult to see it but it is the black and white creature under the rock on the right.

The second picture is of another type of eel, but I can't remember what it is called. Someone said it was a sea serpent but according to the Caribbean sea life book, it is an eel.

The third picture shows the difference of using a flash. The colors were really amazing.

The last picture is just a seascape of Pitons.

This dive was a deep dive so we had to wait for awhile before we could dive again. Scott really did a nice job with the pictures. We're not sure though if him taking pictures made him use his air faster. This first dive, Scott and I had to come up early because Scott got very low on his air. I couldn't stay down either. My wetsuit affected my buoyancy a lot. Once I got to about 1200 psi left in my tent, I had to fight to stay down. It was absolutely amazing down there.

1 comment:

Lorelie Andrus said...

Where are the photos?
The rest of the blog looks great.
I hope you know that almost everyone struggles with some level of "fitting in"... but most don't admit it!
As long as you make your choices prayerfully and do what is best for you and your little family... you'll fit in with the people who really matter. You know you have a big family that loves you and wants the best for you and thinks you're terrific! New friends will come... maybe when you actually have time for them. Until then, the wives of your work buddies are missing out on getting to know a very special lady!
Love you tons-- Mom