Day 3 – Seal It With A Dive!

2 12 2019

Monday, December 2nd, 2019 ~

Super Steve made us breakfast again, and we got moving to make our meeting. We met, we listened, we spoke, we laughed, and saw some more of our diving friends from all over the world. I really do heart our diving family.

I hadn’t seen Kirill in a while!

Oren, Chris, Tina, and I went to Otoch Ha for today’s Diving Goodness! Tina was our supervisor, and she was sure to pack along a whole bunch of bug juice. This site isn’t exactly the most tourist friendly place to wait, especially with all of the bibits. 

The path towards the other side. Not where we enter.

We brought our doubles down to the steps, where it’s easier to don them, before getting into the water, and geared up. It seems that Jorge has definitely worked his magic, and has perfectly installed and fitted my neck seal. No adjustments needed. “Nueve! Nueve!” Thank you, Jorge!!

The steps leading down to the cenote. We put our doubles on the edge of them, to make life easier.

We inched our way down to the cenote, where we got in, did our gear checks, and away we went. I led, followed by Oren, then Chris. We took the T to the left, and swam the downstream line. Nice and slow, see… *Enter Fred Flinstone reference*

Entry.

We had a nice, relaxing dive, and swam to the end of the line to another cenote. We hadn’t yet reached our turn pressure, but we turned back, anyway. We got back to the T, and had decided to swim 200 psi’s worth on the upstream line.

As we swam along, I had the worst leg cramp. I tried to suck it up, and keep going, but it got so intense, that I couldn’t take it anymore… despite me probably looking like I was imitating some of the local wildlife, trying to uncramp the cramp. I had had enough, and turned the dive. Pft… Ah, well… still a really nice dive, and the first time I had done it without a scooter. I needed the exercise, anyway. 😀

Nice and relaxing shake-out dive.

Bottom Time: 1 hour, 17 minutes
Max. Depth: 38′
Water Temp.: 77F
Avg. Depth: 23′

Otoch Ha – After the dive.

Back to the shop, we went. We were in separate cars, and I’ll let Oren tell his story about being on the side of the road… *Snicker*

When back at the condo, we happened upon a big ass spider. It wasn’t quite the size of my hand, but it was close!!! The photo does not do it justice. Not one bit.

Not much else to say, except we enjoyed a cerveza and some chips and salsa, before having our leftover Chinese food. 😀

Enjoying a snack and beverage.


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