On this long holiday weekend I started my PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba certification for certification. I can select 5 types of dives to get my certification in and I chose depth, night, altitude, buoyancy control, and navigation. I was able to complete 3 of the five this weekend out in the Utah desert in a salt water spring location named Bonneville Seabase with my friends & instructors Jess and Will from Scuba Utah. You can get to over 60 feet depth in the water and in some of the ponds there are 8 foot long nurse sharks, swarms of porkfish, queen and cortex angels, a monster of a grouper, and many other marine life all 750 miles from the ocean. There was also some fun underwater obstacles including a tunnel and a submerged boat where at about 25 feet depth you could climb in the air pocket for photos of you and your dive buddies.
|The nurse shark up near the surface wanting me to feed her.||Hungry Porkfish wanting me to give up the food in my dive bag.|
|A cortez angel||The lazy grouper |
What childhood nightmares are made of. The airspace at about 25' depth.
In two weeks I will be lobster diving in Southern California in 60-135 of water at night and really looking forward to it.
I love scuba diving, do you?