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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Doo, do, Doo, do .... *Think Jaws*

While sorting through photos for yesterdays post,
I ran across these.

Yes, that is a shark swimming right in front of us,
oh yeah, and look over your shoulder Nancy

My first (and only) shark dive. Bahamas, 1999 with ex-husband Jon.

Yes, I was thinking WTF am I doing ?
But, in a good WTF am I doing way.

Jon is a good diver, I was just getting certified. I think this was my 3rd or 4th dive. It was awesome. I still can recall the feeling of being so freaked and excited all at the same time.
I have the dive on CD. It was about 50 minutes.

The dive master came down (about 65 feet ) with chum and those bad boys came swimming right in. I never could count how many are recorded on the CD, they move too fast. I think about 25-30, 6-12 foot Caribbean Reef Shark. Yes they bumped into us, knocked the regulator out of my mouth, and hit us with their fins.
Then there was Jon, trying to pet them!

Beautiful coral and fish. Photos never capture the true experience. I think Jon was kissing me here or wait, probably trying to get my air. He is 6'7" YES.HE.IS. and he would go through his air tank in half the time I would. Really, it was great fun and I hope to do more diving.... Sandi? ( My sister also SCUBA dives, her husband was on this shark dive too.)

10 comments:

Michael said...

When's the next trip?

sgk213 said...

Yikes!

sherry lee said...

You have lived, and continue to live a very "real" life, filled with adventure and richness. Would I do that? I don't know but I think the idea of doing it is amazing. Brava!!!

Karin said...

Lots of nerve, girl. NO WAY would I dive, with or without sharks. Glad you enjoyed it!

dkuroiwa said...

I was snorkling in St. Thomas a long time ago and totally freaked when something reallyreallyreally big and scarey fwooshed by me and that was it for me. Sharks? Yeah..I'd be cleaning out a wet-suit. Living vicariously in this situation is just. fine. with. me. thankyouverymuch.

Ree said...

I keep learning so much about you!

Beth said...

HOLY SHIT GIRL!!!!!!

DAY-UM!!!!!!

lis said...

'Wow'.. That's for yesterday's post too!!

Joan said...

I always enjoy your stories.

Betty said...

Well, you've got me terrified! This is not something I could do......

You're a brave, adventurous soul.

Hugs,
Betty