Sunday, October 2, 2011

Certifiably Certified

Aaaaand, done! 4 open water dives, lots of skills testing (including removing your mask 40 feet underwater--yikes!) in the Puget Sound, check! We had a surprisingly great time and are now officially PADI certified, just in time for Maui! YAHOO! Visibility was excellent (for the Sound), and we saw a huge octopus and fed a wolf eel. Very, very cool.

Cory finishing the book work, which had, you know, mathnstuff. (Pop Quiz: What do you get when you marry an art major with a theater major? Answer: A couple that strongly hopes that their child's first family has serious math skillz. Nature's just going to have to take over in that area, folks.)

Scuba diving is all about the gear:

YAY to certification!

(Can wet suits be any more uncomfortable? But man-oh-man, do they ever work! We really weren't cold at all, but my knuckles are all kinds of torn up trying to get the darned thing on. Some people coat themselves in olive oil ahead of time, and I don't really blame them--anything to help.)


  1. So cool!! Congratulations on finishing!

  2. It still sounds awful to me, but glad you had fun. :-)

  3. Congrats on LIVING while waiting! :)

  4. Wow, nice job!! Scuba diving is really hard! I only did it in warm water (years ago).

  5. I'm so jealous!!! It's something I've always wanted to do but have been too scared. Your Maui trip is going to be amazing!!!!


  6. many people have told you you will fall pregnant after going to Hawaii? :-)

  7. No one in a long time has said that--but at the beginning of infertility drama it was a major piece of advice. Wouldn't that have been wonderfully easy??

  8. I (Shannon) asked the question, btw :-)