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San Carlos April 17-20
ScubaJedi - 4/21/2008 3:48 PM
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San Carlos April 17-20The water was cold and murky, but it was a dive trip and I had a great time.I was properly layered and only one wimp (Steven) wore a dry suit. Of course it took 26 pounds to sink then I was overweighted, so I decided to dive head first to get down and deal with it.
I was the more experienced between my dive buddy and me and therefore elected to navigate. That was a challenge and it has come to my attention that I really need more practice. I will be going to the lake a lot this summer to work on nav skills.
The first day we went to San Pedro Nolasco to the front (east) side of the island. There were no sea lions to be found, but the water wasn’t too cold. There were a number of large jellyfish floating around but I was assured they aren’t the stinging kind. I didn’t have to find out, I steered clear of them and they hang out at the surface anyway.
The second day we went around to the west side and there were a lot of playful sea lions. When I saw the first one I thought it was a shark as I only caught a glimpse of a large grey figure cruising by.
This trip was an appetizer for my big trip to Grand Cayman next month followed by another big trip to Bonaire in July. I ought to be great at navigation by then.