“Let’s just get this shit over with” is not something I said only once at the beginning of a dive. Actually, if it is winter time, if I am diving dry, that’s the last thing you will hear me say before I start bubbling. As years go by and the pounds build up, shore diving
As I was carrying my gear over the long walk, on ankle deep snow, to the entrance point I felt like a “tough chick”, like an “independent strong woman”. However, reality could not be farther. I really get annoyed and overwhelmed with winter diving with all the drysuit and the dry gloves, which I cannot
The day started, “Am I still sick, I do not feel 100%, definitely not diving, I shouldn’t”, but still I ended up putting my lights to charge before going to work. Whole bunch of going back and forth, checking the weather forecast for the following days, poking the buddies, figuring out who is going, etc,
It just took one night of frost to cool down the ocean? This Monday we hit Fort Wetherill again, with relatively good reports from Sunday divers and with more time and tides to clear things up some more. And it was indeed amazing conditions, the visibility was as good as it gets. The darkness comes
The dark falls much earlier now, we can get in the water by 630pm and have 2 hour dive and get out an hit the road by 930-10pm. That helps a lot for the ride back home, where I get way too sleepy that I have to call everyone I know to keep me awake.
The day supposed to be great with low waves but as we arrive Jerry S, just came out of the water and said the words “Horrible viz”. I must admit that I entertained the idea of skipping it all together but my buddy drove 2.5 hours to get to the site so we had to
Couldn’t get enough of diving yesterday so got few people together to get in the water again. My wetsuit was wet from yesterday, perfect opportunity to try my new drysuit. Glad that I didn’t gained more weight, so it fits good. The boots I always have issues with, I don’t know what to do with
We got the worst report from the divers coming out, “it is horrible out there, 1ft viz”. Damn, what do you do? Well, that’s not even a question, after packing everything and driving 1.5 hours to the site. And I really thought it would little better than the morning reports, which were around 5-7 ft.
Beginning of the day I didn’t know I was going to dive in the evening. My buddy, that I never met, said he is going to Fort Wetherill, anyway, and I didn’t have set plans for the evening. So why not hit the road? Even though through out the drive it was raining at the
All day the wind was hitting hard but my new favorite website windy.com said it should be ok in Fort Wetherill, it is well protected from 2 ft waves hitting from east. But still the viz may be anything from 1 inch to 20 ft, for FW you never know. So as I was driving,