Monday, August 4, 2008

Water Play

Yesterday Allisa and I went scuba diving at LETRA. It was my first experience with a very low visibility dive. You may ask what did you see? Well not a whole lot! Rocks and fish. It was still fun but it sure is not the ocean. Mostly what I saw was this color , this color, and this color. Not this color, this color and this color. Lake diving is a totally different than ocean diving. I have also discovered that fish stalk me! At one point there were 10 of them right behind my head. I think they were behind my head looking at my mask strap. It has a picture of the ocean and ocean fish. They were probably calling all the other fish to come look at the ocean. ;)

I was reading an article in a magazine about diving on the natural springs in Florida. But some of them have Alligators. That made me think. Would I rather dive with alligators and crocodiles or sharks. That is a toughie! I think I would choose sharks. When diving with sharks you are most vulnerable when you are at the surface. I would think, that that with the vicious reptiles you are always vulnerable. Yes with sharks you are too but sharks prefer dead or dying things. And seals are one of their favorite meals. At the surface you are a seal down below you are just another fish. To me the alligators and crocodiles are always on the hunt and would be more likely to take you down in the water. Which would you rather be in the water with?

**Update** 8/04/08 2:39pm
I forgot to tell you about my injuries! Pulling on my wet suit is hard! It always makes my ingers hurt. Yesterday in between the first and second dive I took the top part of my wet suit off. As I was putting it back in for the second dive I scraped off the skin on the top of my middle finger. And my ring finger has a blister on it. And I smashed my pinkie in my tank clamp. I always hurt my fingers when I dive!

13 comments:

Buck said...

Which would you rather be in the water with?

Ummm... neither. Coz I'm a sissy, ya know. But if I ever find a shark or a 'gator in my shower, you'll be the FIRST person I call. ;-)

inpassing said...

Now Ash...that was a no brainer!! Neither one!! BTW, missed you Sunday.

Inquiries said...

Buck: You have to choose! LOL, I will call you to kill the gigantic bugs in my shower!

Inpassing: Caught playing hooky! I have missed you too!

Becky said...

Well, since I've been swimming with alligators before....

Funny about the fish!

Bag Blog said...

If I think about it, none of the above would be my answer, but if no one told me about the dangers, it would be sharks - ocean diving - at least I could see what is about to kill me.

Take care of those fingers - they are a necessity.

carrielt said...

I've never been diving, but it sounds like fun. Of course I'd actually have to get in the water.. :)

Jenn said...

I've never been either and unless you could promise me there would be no scary anything to come near me ...I never would ! I'm just fine with being in a pool where there is no wildlife other then the kids !

Inquiries said...

Becky: Yes you are the alligator wangler!

Lou: Yes at least you can see it! The fingers are on the mend.

Carrie: It is fun. But yes you would have to get in the water. :)

Jenn: The kids can be vicious too!

Becky said...

Not just in my dreams, either!

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

wouldn't really matter to me which i swam with...i carry weapons wherever i go...come to think of it...gators, i think they'd taste better than sharks.

girl, watch out for those fingers before they become ingers.

Dawn said...

ewwww yuck! I most definately would not choose either! but I suppose I'd be like Lou when it came right down to it I'd want to see what was gonna eat me! I don't swim the lakes just cause I can't see. Yeah okay, go ahead call me a chicken!
and wear gloves next time you dive girl, heh, heh

Inquiries said...

Becky: Oh do tell!

Jay: Armed and dangerous. My dive instructor eats a shark steak before he dives in the ocean. He says he wants to have one up on the sharks.

I had a dream that you went to step class last. It cracked me up!

Dawn: LOL It's not yucky! It is fun! I know I need gloves lol.

Becky said...

Well, I grew up in Southeast Texas, right on the Louisiana border. Pretty much any time you got into the water down there--unless you were in a pool--you were swimming with alligators whether you knew it or not. A neighbor caught a young alligator on a rod and reel right across the street from my house. It was about 2 feet long.

Another time, I was swimming in my uncle's pond. I decided to get out, and after I did, I turned back and looked back at the pond. There was a 5 footer on the very sandbar I had just been sitting on. I was more worried for my dogs than for me, though. He would be more likely to try to take one of them. They were Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, but an alligator that size could still get one of them.