...and other misconceptions I made 08-10-26
2008 Oct 26
November 14th 2011
Trying to avoid repetition

Posted by D under scuba

Of course many of the pictures that I take while diving are the same thing over and over again. The same fishes, similar scenery – it’s hard not to get repetitious. But I think today I have a few that are different.

A couple of old anchors (those things were huge, each at least 10-12 feet long). A shark (looks impressive but wasn’t scary – maybe 4ft / 1.2m long). Another moray eel, this time completely outside (but sleeping under an overhang). It’s hard to tell in this picture, but he’s about 2.4m / 8ft long. A couple more beautiful fish. A couple of pictures that I like for their artsy feel. And finally another picture of me (this is at our safety stop).

The things that were remarkable today were bad and good. One of my dive buddies had a problem with her buoyancy (there was a mix-up with her weights and she ended up 2kg light). So towards the end of the dive she was having trouble to stay neutrally buoyant. Since shooting up to the surface from 70ft / 21m is not desirable, the rest of us simply held on to her. To help her relax I offered to take her camera from her (which she had been nervous about before). And then, inexplicably, I managed to drop that camera and not even notice it until much later. It’s of course gone.

On a much happier note, for my dive number 111 I returned to the exact same dive site on which I did my very first dive, ever, a little over a year ago. We had a wonderful dive there, again, and I really enjoyed coming back to where it all started. So much good has come from that. And frankly, if it hadn’t been for K2, I wouldn’t have gone on that trip last year and I wouldn’t have done the discover scuba dive. So she deserves much of the credit for all the good things and wonderful friends I found through that.

And here the promised pictures.

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One Response to “Trying to avoid repetition”

  1. Angela on 14 Nov 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    I love the photos! No worries about repetition! It is pretty cool what you are able to see, especially since I’m terrified of being that far underwater

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