Belize Dive: 13
Site: Boca del Rio
Avg/Max Depth: 48/87
Buddies: Nick, Curtis, Kristen
I didn’t plan on doing two dives today, but Rudy twisted my arm. And boy am I glad he did!
After seeing Curtis manhandle a shark, I decided it was something I wanted to try. I was trying to stay where they were swimming, which was a bit deeper than I wanted to be. They always look closer than they actually are, so I didn’t so much as touch one. I wasn’t paying attention to my computer and ended up going into deco for the first time. Seriously? I hear everyone else’s computers beeping at them. A little warning would have been nice.
It had me ascend to about 30 feet, which sucked because it was too far up to get a good look at anything. I hung there for at least 5 minutes. Once my timer was up, everyone else was ascending, so I went right into my safety stop.
The good news is that, because I was so close to the surface, I was that much closer when THE DOLPHINS came to play!!1! I didn’t have my camera, which was bittersweet. I was close enough to have gotten some good photos, but it was nice to watch them without distraction.
It was a fantastic way to end the dives here on beautiful Ambergris Caye.