This time last year my husband Mark and I weren’t yet scuba certified, however, we had been to a couple Try it Tuesday’s and thought about getting scuba certified so the weekend of the Safari hunt we were invited down to the lake. Have you ever been on a Safari hunt? Well if you’ve been reading facebook here these last few weeks, they’ve been talking about the Safari hunt so I thought I would share our experience with the Safari Hunt last year for all you new divers or divers who have been certified for a while, just never participated.
Last year the morning began with certifying a scuba diver. Dan La Due worked with him and he was certified which actually made him qualified to participate in the Safari Hunt last year.
The Safari hunt didn’t actually start until 1 pm, however, some of the divers were getting in the water earlier in the morning to check out their buoyancy and possibly to see if the animals had been set out yet so they knew where to go… hint, they were n’t. All divers were called out of the waters at noon, Grady and Dan went down to hide the animals and John Patrick went down to create a diversion, that way with 3 different sets of bubbles, who really knows which one was actually placing animals.
Now, if there is one piece of advice I can give to all participates and spectators, it’s WEAR sunscreen! Continue reading