Saturday, February 16, 2008
Oh! What a Beautiful Morning!
Today was a cold and wet day here in OK. I like days like this they are lazy and relaxing. But my day was not lazy and relaxing. I had scuba classes today from noon to 6pm. I love scuba diving. I love the water. If I were to be a mythical creature I would be a mermaid. Today we were practicing rescuing divers. The instructors pair you up and you rescue each other. I, of course, was paired up with a man who weights at least 300 lbs. The instructors should have paired him with someone who was.... well, closer to his size. That sounds mean. But it is true. First he "rescued" me. I say rescued lightly. Drowned is more appropriate. If I were really in need of rescuing I would have drowned. He could not find the hose to inflate his BC. For my non-diver readers a BC is a buoyancy compensator. It is like a life jacket that you can inflate and deflate. He inflated my BC and used me as a flotation device. Thus drowning me. Luckily I still has my regulator in my mouth. After my "rescue" It was my turn to rescue him. Keep in mind that he is quite a bit larger that I am. I rescued him but it was quite difficult. His BC is too small for him and it did not adequately keep him afloat. I was keeping him afloat with my BC, kicking, and sheer will. I had to pull him through the water the length of the pool. (More sheer will) I feel I can adequately rescue someone now. ;)