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Little Corn Island, Nicaragua: The beach outside our casita at Casa Iguana.

Today I have some confined water classes to participate in so I can complete my open water dive certification.  I already have taken most of the course online so I just have to do the actual diving parts of the certification.   I grab some scrambled eggs (and of course the delicious coconut bread toast) at Casa Igana and get over to the dive shop at 8AM for the start of my confined water diving skills training.  I get sized up for gear and then we are out to do some shallow water skills.  There are 4 students, 2 other dive instructors and the Dive master giving the course.  It seems a bit overkill with all the help but once we get n the water (and under the water) it seems like a good idea.  As I had mentioned previously there has been some wind and turbulent water, well the visibility under water for our diving of the confined water is like about 3 feet.

Little Corn Island, Nicaragua: Lunch on the deck at Casa Iguana.
   Some of the skills require moving around and trying to keep people together underwater in the murky water was tough and not to mention the murky water there was a little bit of turbulence in the water which made it tough to stay in one place anyway.  One time that I did my skill with the instructor we looked around for the rest of the group and sinse we could not find them we had to surface to find out where they were.  These were challenging conditions but luckily I had had some previous diving under my belt so I was used to being underwater.   We finish our confined water 3 section training.  The rest of the class people are going out to do their first "open water" dive and I have already had that from my previous dive training so I am free to enjoy the rest of my day.
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua: The view of the beach from the Casa Iguana Lodge.

I go back to meet Julie at Casa Iguana and we decide to have lunch at Casa Iguana.  They have a menu of wrap sandwiches.  I get the chicken wrap and Julie gets the spicy Thai wrap.  They are both good.

The rest of the day we spend enjoying the beach at Casa Iguana.  Vacations are meant to be spent relaxing after all!!  They have a nice beach just outside our casita so it is relaxing to just go out and be on this beautiful beach.

For Dinner at Casa Iguana they served a Mahi which was very good.  It was light with a nice sauce.  For drinks we have Basil Mojitos which are a specialty at Casa Iguana it seems.  Mint Mojitos are the typical flavored Mojito that everyone has heard of but I think that it is easier to grow the basil in the Casa Iguana garden than the mint so the Basil Mojito has become their trademark drink.  After trying both I think I liked the Basil Mojito better anyway.  Another awesome day in paradise and it is back to our casita for bedtime.

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