First dive boat at the pier, told us 8 an’ they’re already here
No phone, no shoes, no work, Ain’t got no dive regrets
But two hours of diving fun
Buys eight hours of no-fly time
Its Valentine’s Day. Time to celebrate with one of Dean Martins’s favorite songs, slightly modified for this dive trip.
See the valve with the black shiny thing, that’s an O-ring (O-ring)
Put your Reg on the tank and make sure it’s all tight, save an O-ring (O-ring)
You can swim you can glide but you’d rather dive on the coral (coral) Continue reading→
Another day of diving in the books. Today we dove Horseshoe and Cedar Pass.
As usual, our group is on the boat at 5 minutes until 8:00 AM ready for our 8 o’clock departure. We hang around a couple of more minutes to see if anyone else is coming. If you are on our dive boat 8 o’clock means be on the boat by 5 til 8. We head back to the pier at the dive shop to pick up more divers, they load up and away we go, only to turn around a few hundred yards into our trip to pick up 1 last, late diver. She gets on board and we are heading to Horseshoe for dive #1 of the day.
Great swim throughs at Horseshoe, a bit of current, few turtles, and 1 turtle that came down from the surface straight at me. Really cool video and pics, if I would have had my camera. But lucky our friend Doug Lord has the video. Continue reading→
As divers and visitors to Mexico, we like to respect and observe the local customs. The siesta is one of the easiest customs to respect.
Waking up twice a day, that’s the way it works for some of in Paradise. Whether a siesta in a hammock on the beach, or in a lounge chair by the pool, or in the cool comfort of your bed back in your room.
Your dive day in Cozumel starts by waking up maybe around 6ish in the morning. This initial wake up may not always be a full-blown wide awake. You gather your dive gear and trudge down to breakfast for your first meal of the day. Next, we take out gear down to the dock to await the dive boat. Continue reading→
I have logged almost 2500 dives in my 16 1/2 yrs of diving. Lots of great memories and great stories. Today I added to my dive story, but first, we will talk about our dives today.
Lots of cool swim-throughs on this dive. Doug Lord saw our first Lion Fish on one of the swim-throughs. Max depth on this dive was 90ft with a dive time of almost an hour. Visibility was close to 100 feet, slightly better than Beaver Lake, AR. Continue reading→
For those of you living under a rock, the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl 54.
Anyway, It’s time for Cozumel dive trips now!
We got to Cozumel on Friday, took a lazy day on Saturday. On Sunday we headed out to dive Caves then off to Tormentos for our second dive of the day.
On our first day, we say 2 Eagle Rays, and yes, Deb Weston was happy, 2 octopuses (octopi?), 2 Splendid Toad Fish, a tiny Pipe Seahorse, and so much more. Overall just a wonderful day of diving. Continue reading→
Chili cook-off a judge’s point of view.
As a cook whenever I cook chili, a roast, or whatever meal I decide to cook, I cook it the way I want it. That is the way I eat it. If I don’t like it I won’t eat it. As a judge for Newton County Christmas for Kids chili cook-off, I don’t get to make the chili. I get to sample your chili. The chili that you make the way you like. The last few years of the chili cook-off we’ve had some delicious, delicious chili and one batch of chili that dissolved our cups, interesting. Continue reading→
Blah blah blah blah. Something something something That didn’t work in high school, I don’t think my favorite blogger will like it either. For those of you out there that read Nicole’s Blog, you know she has a small cadre of mini bloggers around her that write the most wonderful and exciting stories for her to post. There are times when she decides to do a blog a day and she will ask for our assistance.
Sometimes she will have to remind us a time or two or twenty. She is always afraid she is hounding us too hard. But we all love her and don’t mind writing a blog or blogs for her. Sometimes she just needs to use that cattle prod on us. Sometimes we forget. And other times we forget what we were writing about.
I try to read every blog she posts as soon as I see they are posted. Continue reading→