87-88: Girls night and fun mapping

Trip Start Jan 10, 2013
Trip End Jun 06, 2013

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Guanacaste,
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Day 87:

Back to the mapping project today and this time Laura is joining us. She hasn't been diving for at least two months and she's been doing the IDC/working in the office so I think she's pretty happy to get out there. We started at my site Tortuga and I wanted to get everything finished on this dive. So I sent Zack and Jade off with a reel to go and measure the shark channel for me whereas Laura and I went to do the second rock formation which is a lot bigger.

It was nice being able to dive with Laura again but I should have maybe sent her with Jade or Zack and one of them come with me because as we were going round the corner of our rock formation we ran into Jade and Zack who had clearly gotten extremely lost trying to find the shark channel and went utterly the wrong way!

We even got a bit confused because we were meant to go to the wreck and ended up surfacing instead! On the way back I saw yet another puffer fish completely inflated, thankfully this one wasn't being devoured by an octopus! I also got to see it deflate back to its normal cute puffer size. Ever since I saw that poor unfortunate one being gnawed on I keep randomly seeing them dead or puffed up.

After we surfaced I pointed out to Laura that I still needed to go to the wreck but I didn't have that much air left. We went down anyway as we didn't really need much but by the time we came up to do our safety stop I only had about 200 PSI aka empty! When we surfaced Laura had to go back down as Zack had managed to lose the shops compass, the brand new one as well! They didn't find it unfortunately so Zack has to pay for a new one.

We were doing Zack's site next but he said he'd rather get an idea of the site rather than map it today so we kind of had a fun dive instead. At one point we somehow managed to lose Zack, Laura went up to look for him and we didn't know if she wanted us to stay or carry on diving. Minutes went by and no one returned but as I was adjusting my weight belt looking at the ground, Zack tapped me on the shoulder. Laura still hadn't come back so we assumed we should just continue on for a bit before finishing our dive too. We even managed to swim pretty much back to the boat, go DMT team!

Tonight I'm having my ladies round. Well technically one of them loves with me, well not so much anymore hey Taylor? Wink, wink. Anyhow, Tabby, Mary and Taylor are all at ours for dinner tonight and scary movie night. It didn't quite go as planned though. The food was good, although I needed more dream. I made the honey and cream fish that Esteban made us once, seriously that stuff is good I'm definitely making it when I get home! so that all went well the movie, not so much. My Internet decided to be an absolute biatch and wouldn't let us stream anything. We tried in vain for an hour but eventually gave up and watch 'She's the Man' on my iPad. So less of a scary movie night really. By the end of the night I was starting to feel pretty ill as well. Really hope I'm not getting sick again!

Day 88:

God dammit I'm sick again! I actually feel worse than before and typically it falls in the perfect timing of finishing my dive masters in 9 days, good times! So feeling as awful as I did I went downstairs to attempt to make breakfast and promptly knocked an entire jug of sangria, that I had made for last night, out of the fridge and on to the floor. Perfect. So after cleaning all that up I then had to ride to work on my bike feeling awful. Did I mention I'm guiding a tech dive today? Not really sure how that works but I really don't want have to dive today feeling this crappy. Thankfully, I guess, Martin was also sick so the dive was cancelled, hurrah!

We didn't have any divers today and the entire staff in the shop so I also got to go home. Thanks Brenda! After running some errands that unfortunately had to be done, I went home to find the Internet wasn't working at all anymore. I swear stuff like this always happens when I'm ill, last time I had to go and pay for the electricity! I rang Tigo our internet provider and did everything they said and it still wouldn't work. Hours later it randomly reset itself and we no longer had our name or password. I set a new one but I have to admit for a while I was unsure whether I had just stolen someone's Internet and then put our password on it! Thankfully it seemed to be ours, would have been pretty funny though!
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