We went diving again!
It was fabulous!
And by fabulous I mean it was a kid free, house cleaning free, work free, laundry free kind of day. We (Conor, Katelin, Wayne and myself) got a fantastic (and brave!) babysitter to watch the kids and we took off. We went to the dive store to price out some equipment and rent our regulators and tanks. While there, we decided regulators are a little too expensive for our budget but we had made a goal to slowly purchase stuff so we bought our weights! At 5 bucks a pound and my boobs needing a good 6 pounds of weight, it added up quickly. Thankfully, Conor’s mom had bought us a membership so we got 20% off!
We drove around for a good 2 hours but the ocean didn’t really want us to dive on the south side of the island. We ended up diving a beach called Gun Beach our in Tumon. It was a great dive, we saw huge star fish, stone fish, clams and lots more. On our way back in, Conor had warned us to stay close to the pipe that would channel us in. Somehow though, the waves crashing pushed me out of the niched channel and I was thrashed about over the coral. It was extremely painful. I kept trying to stand up but was continuously knocked down. My legs and wrists are pretty busted up but I survived.
We took a break at a beautiful and extremely expensive beach bar before diving a second dive at Outhouse Beach. That dive was almost a bust until Wayne caught a pufferfish. I don’t know how many of you have played with a pufferfish but it may be cutest fish in the planet. It isn’t very colorful but it tries to swim so fast but can’t when puffed up. Super adorable.
Conor and I are going to dive on Wednesday, hopefully, before he has to return to work later this week. I think we will be purchasing gloves for myself and a knife for Conor. We really want a camera and regulators but it all takes time. I’m guessing Conor will get his regulator first….hopefully I will be pregnant soon and won’t be able to use my dive stuff for a few months =)