Jackie`s Advanced Dive Course Finally Finished!!

Trip Start Nov 20, 2010
Trip End Dec 01, 2011

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Monday, April 11, 2011

James dropped me off in the morning and then headed to a campsite to have a lazy day just sitting around and reading and resting his head.

I met my dive instructors, got geared up and then we were on the boat back out to Poor Knights. The first dive we did was peak performance bouancy and the whole thing just made me realize how awkward I still am under the water! I can nuetralize myself and all but when the instructor is passing you weights and then having you hand them off and having to anticipate how to change your bouancy to offset the weight it gets a little tricky. The instructor also showed us how to do frog kicks and when it came to my turn I obviously didn`t understand how it was done cz he made fun of me for pretty much bringing my knees up to my chin and then kicking out wildly...appparently it was quite the site! Haha.

The next and final dive for my course we did a quick coure in underwater photography, which was pretty cool. I got lucky and was paired with the instructor that has taken some underwater pictures and knows a little about what to look for and I got some cool pictures....although a couple were cause he just took the camera from me to make sure we got the shot! :)

As we were about to head back for the day the captain of the boat got a call saying there were a couple manta rays in the area and so we went to check them out. We finally spotted them and even though you can only see their fins from a distance it was awesome seeing them flip around. After a bit though we got closer and it was so cool seeing them swim right by and under the boat; they were huge! When we were done with the mantas we headed back to the mainland to call it a day.

We got all my stuff taken care off and they signed off on my advanced course and gave me my certificate for the course! Finally after two months I`ve gotten it done.
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