Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Takin' the Plunge

 

Well after 15 years of Shane wanting me to try his obsession of scuba diving I finally caved. Shane set up an orientation in the Grants Pass YMCA for a few "interested" people. I was trying to help Shane convince some friends to try it when I was blind sighted by Tina saying that she would if I would. UUUMMM...

 

Let me tell you that the vest and tank weighed 1100 pounds. Oh, not to mention the stinkin' weight belt wrapped around my waist... EEEGads!!

 

You want me to do WHAT with WHAT? To defog our lenses we had to hauk a logee in our mask...EEWWW! Then my instructor said he would spit in mine for me...Never mind...

 

Trying it in 3 feet of water, weren't so bad. My NOT so favorite part was having to remove that life support from my mouth, underwater, on purpose. This was to teach me how to put it back in and clear the water out. I said "if I don't take it out in the first place I won't have to clear it". My instructor smiled and said "DO IT". My other Not so favorite part was having to put water in my mask and learn how to empty it, underwater. Guess what I said? "I'll just leave the water in it". He smiled and said "DO IT". The rest of the experience was fine. Equilizing my ears was okay because I took it slowly. I am quite fond of hearing things, so I was in no rush getting to the bottom of the pool. While I was down there we played with a floating torpedo. I was entertained watching the Pedersen boys act like it was a football game underwater. I felt very awkward with my fins on. Shane said I looked like I was riding a bycicle. Thanks Mr. Underwater Butt Pincher. My future in Scuba is uncertain but I must admit that my opinion of it is much different than it was two days ago. And for Shane that is a victory!

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5 comments:

Trina said...

Wow, now I am less certain than ever about scuba diving, and yet still TOTALLY MOTIVATED! I'm looking at YOU, Mr. UBP!

Jason & Jill Walker said...

So did you enjoy it or not? Are you planning to go again? Can't wait to hear how it all turns out -I admire you for trying. What a good wife.

Jacque said...

I am just going to wait for my friends to join me!!!

Juliet said...

I've always thought it would be so cool, but I think you may have just ruined it for me. All I needed to read was hauk a loogie in your mask and then you really have to put it back on your head? That took out all the romance of the ocean for me.

Sunni said...

You are adventurous...I had no idea! Does this mean you are going in all the cold rivers and lakes next?