We’ve had a relatively quiet few days, sitting in a classroom most of yesterday, doing the theory part of our PADI Openwater dive certificate.
We went out to the reef for our “confined” water skills test today (not so confined… there were manta rays swimming around us) – after an initial freakout from me all went well. Our instructor is quite good at holding my hand and calming me down. Kel took to it like… well… a fish to water.
We went on our first dive down to 12 meters and then out for another 12 meter dive this afternoon, practicing some skills again at the bottom like taking out our breathing regs and filling our masks with water. Saw a bit of cool stuff – a turtle, lots of fish, coral etc.
Tomorrow morning we go out for two more dives and then we’ll be certified divers…. who would have thought!
Kel wants to give the Blue Hole after we’re done and then we’ll head into Guatemala in a few days. The mosquitos and sand flies here are sending me absolutely INSANE (I’ve never been bitten more in my whole life), so I cant wait to get away from that! Other than that we’re loving Caye Caulker – off to have Lobster Burgers for dinner tonight!