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I fell in love today! With scuba diving. I am now going to get certified in Mexico. So Lynn register us for those Spanish lessons and lets head to Cozumel next year. HOLA!
I certainly have been having some great experiences but this one ranks right up there. Putting on a wet suit is not part of the fun. If you ever saw anyone try and fit a sleeping bag back into the nylon shell it came in, that was me trying to get into my wetsuit. I actually got a blister on my left hand fighting with the rubber. They want them so tight and they are very heavy and hot. When I said heavy, I don't think I knew what heavy was until those tanks and weight belts went on. In fact they had to help me stand up in the water. I kept falling over. That was almost as embarrassing as when they shouted across the pier "Beth, how much do you weigh?" I pretended I didn't hear them and they kept asking.
After that it was all uphill. I absolutely loved diving and would do it again. We went down to 18 m which is pretty good for a first dive. The sea life was breathtaking. Not quite what it was in Cozumel but the experience was remarkable. I swam in some coral caves and fed some fish by stirring up the rock and they all gathered around to see what goodies there are. I held star fish, sea urchins and crabs. When you first go out you have to make sure your ears are clear. This can take quite a bit of time because the pressure can cause you a lot of pain. This was the one thing that I was a little nervous about because of the horrible time I have on airplanes. I had to blow out my ears more than most people but it wasn't too bad. I am sure if we went deeper it might be worse.
Here is the web site of where we dove. The diving center is somehow connected with the hotel. http://www.greekhotel.com/crete/plakias/kalypso/home.htm