After Tristan's adventure, I waited a day and refilled our smaller scuba tank and suited the gear up for Lexi. She and Tristan are almost the same size so it works out perfectly. I am also getting very thankful that our boat has its own dive compressor- its certainly a convenient luxury that will hopefully pay off even more in the South Pacific.
We decided to do one more family snorkel/dive at the wreck in Santiago Bay. There are tons of fish and its rare to see a wreck/reef that close to the surface - and where we can anchor our boat within 75 feet of the wreck.
Our beautiful 12 year old Lexi- "Everything is OK!"
Learning to Scuba was a big deal for me, that I was eager to do for a long time. It was one of the classes I took in my first semester at San Francisco State University. It also seemed so much harder and more complicated to me, than it seems to be for my kids. Granted they don't understand it all yet, and what to do in all the emergencies, but they just seem to think its natural that they can breathe underwater and swim with fishes and other marine life! Its a pretty awesome sight to see.
Lexi happily consumed half the tank as we cruised through and over the shipwreck- and then she handed off the rest of the tank to Tristan who was eager for another dive. Lexi went back to snorkeling and diving and spinning like a dolphin!
I now have two dive buddies to send to diving certification school, and to go exploring with! We just set our hook in the bay of Zihuatanejo, and will go ashore to look for the dive store shortly.
Hope you are all well and having great adventures! CHRIS
|There's a whole other world down there!|