I’ve got lots of new fish and animal pictures to share with you from the trip Uncle Richard and I took to Bonaire and Curacao a couple of weeks ago. I saw some species I’ve never seen before and I want to tell you all about becoming a certified coral restoration diver.
But before we get into all that, I also need to tell you about the craziest thing I’ve ever done – because it happened on this trip!
Usually when we go diving Uncle Richard and I go out with a certified dive master who dives for a living and knows what he or she is doing. But this time we went by ourselves and Uncle Richard was in charge. He had to figure out where we were going underwater and how to get us back to the place we started.
(Just to be clear, I could have done this too but I was busy being the official photographer).
The good news is that we’re trained to do this kind of thing (and obviously we survived because otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this) — it’s just that we had never actually done it before. The other good news is that Uncle Richard only got us lost twice (he says once) and also that we are still talking to each other.
The nice part about being under the water with nobody except Uncle Richard was that we could do whatever we wanted when we wanted. There was one dive site that was so beautiful we dived it twice in a row. And another time I came upon a sleeping turtle and hung around and waited for it to wake up!
Would you go diving with only Uncle Richard there to navigate? He has a pretty good sense of direction and he DID get us home safe and sound.
I can’t wait to tell you more about the trip – including a run in between me and some very annoying little damsel fish!
XOXO, Auntie K.