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Day 2 In
So I woke up at about in the morning (slowly getting used to the time zone) and watched the sunrise. Very nice. Then Melissa and I went to pick up Neno to go… skydiving! Originally it was supposed to be Melissa and I go up , and then Neno, but due to different complications, I had to go up with Neno. Fun part here – Neno is brazilian and has nice brown skin. HE jumped first. So I got to see what Neno would look like white. Then Rob (my tandem jumpmaster) wiggles his way (with me attached) over to the edge of the plane where the door is open and I am thinking “No way” so I said “#@$%, Im really scared now...” thinking I could say… lets not do this.
To relax afterwards we had lunch by the ocean at Melissas resort where I developed a slight burn (which is brown now) which is to be expected, as I never tan without burning first.
To relax more, we went jet boat riding.
After that, the real challenge, I got to try learning to dive. For those of you that don’t know me really well, I have drowned twice to the point where I was unconscious and had to be resuscitated . So I got in the pool, and at first I couldn’t put my head under water voluntarily. Then I did, and it was cool. I had to pull the breathing piece out, learn what to do to clear the water out, not breathe through my nose etc. But then I had to this part where the instructor fills my mask with water underwater, and I have to clear it out. I thought I was cool, but when the mask started filling with water I had a flashback to drowning so strong I jetted up to the surface and ended up shaking and trying not to cry. He tried to get me to get back in the pool to just swim around, but there was no way.
We ended the day on Melissa’s Porch having drinks with Rob (my tandem instructor) who as it turns out, lives three doors down! Bula from