We got to Green Island where a lot of us decided to scuba dive. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I wanted to say I scuba dived in the Reef. Off to the actual Reef we went! It was a pontoon in the middle of the ocean.
I decided to start out slow and snorkel first. It was amazing what you could see from above the fish. I was very glad the fish didn't come up right to me because I don't really like fish that much. Then, it was time to put on the "big kid gear" and go from there. We suited up and had a ten minute training session of skills and was off! I learned I rely a lot on talking and I have my dad's ears. (They don't take pressure well) I am really glad I scuba dived and it was a cool experience once I figured out what the lady was saying. I felt bad for the other people in my group though because it took me a long time to start figuring it out and by that time the lady was frustrated with me and I was REALLY frustrated with the lady. But while we were down there we saw this huge fish and a shark! We also saw other little fish and coral while we were down there but the shark and big fish was definitely the highlight.
|Shark!! (Insert Jaws theme song)|
I had no depth perception underwater, you could not tell how far you were under the water or how close you were to the incoming objects. The scenery was amazing but I was pretty focused on my breathing underwater (that's a weird feeling) and my ears. I didn't think my ears would have as much problems adjusting to the pressure as they did but it is a VERY weird feeling! One of the guys told me they would be normal in 2-3 days, oh boy!! The sun finally decided to show its face about the time we were headed back. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
|(The camera was wet)|
I can't believe it's basically over.