Season Dive: 5
Site: Diamond Cove, Hopkins
Avg/Max Depth: 21/36
Kristen and I decided to head out on a little dive adventure of our own since the boys were taking the Rescue Diver course over the weekend. There was much joking about Curtis putting his rescue diving skillz to work early. We stopped at the dive shop to get some air fills and Darlene recommended we go to Diamond Cove since it was really clear. Todd explained to us how not to get lost because the road at Diamond Cove is deceiving when it comes to the direction one thinks they are going. I think he was concerned about the welfare of Mrs. Curtis and Curtis’s friend, so he broke his own rules and photocopied a map for us.
We made it to the dive site sucessfully, geared up quickly and painlessly and got in the water without a hitch. Right after Kristen secured the dive flag we spotted a baby sea monster* perched on the rocks. After observing it for a bit we continued along the wall. We saw some neat fishes and a couple of beaver pilings. On our return trip I started leading but had to fall back because my mind and my gut were telling me two entirely different things in regards to directions. Kristen navigated like a pro. We ended up right where she anchored the dive flag.
It was a great first dive by our onsies. I think everyone else is secretly disappointed that nothing went awry for us and we brought home no good stories to share.
*Nick contacted the DNR, apparently our sea monster was no more than a northern hog sucker.