September 24th and 25th was a great weekend of diving. The seas were calm all weekend and the vis was great. There were only a few jelly fish as compared to other weekends and John was still stung. Someday, he may learn to swim away from the jellyfish.
We dove a number of great spots. Saturday afternoon everyone was able to explore Pickles Reef and Pillar Reef. That night we ventured over to Snappers Ledge and had a great time losing count of all the trumpetfish hanging around. Connor saw a turtle and a nurse shark. It was an awesome dive and the Huge brain coral there looked very healthy. At the end of the dive, we had a squid visit.
On Sunday Morning, the shallow boat visited Benwood and French Reef. The Open Water Class with Mike really enjoyed diving on the wreck and swimming through the swim throughs.
The Sunday morning deep dives on Spiegel Grove had just enough current to make it interesting. We had very good visibility and plenty of fish. The private charter, 5 divers, with Capt. Carl was a lot of fun.
Mike had a great Open Water class. Heather was a little apprehensive about the mask clearing, but she had no problem during her dive. All five of Mike’s students were diving like pros by the last dive on Sunday. Congratulations to Chris, JT, Heather, Jeri, and Gary for passing earning their PADI Open Water Certification.
John had a very easy Advanced class. “Catfish” Mike was a great diver and really enjoyed his private class. The dives on Spiegel Sunday morning were fantastic with just enough current to make a good training dive and plenty of fish life and visibility.
We also had a number of divers tagging along just for fun. Tristan really enjoyed his dives as his dad was getting certified. It was great to dive with Cameron again. Lundy had a great time diving without her boys. We want to welcome the Branham family to our little group of divers.