Friday, June 22, 2007

A great day of diving

To echo what Harry wrote, yesterday was a fantastic day. Boni, Angelo and I went on Harry's show early in the morning to discuss blogging. This was the earliest I've been up since school ended, but that is ok. The audio will surface soon since Angelo has the disc Harry burned. I went off to Bobby Cadillac's later on and had pizza with Harry, Bruce, Ej and Angelo. Then we headed out to Ice Cream and Shipwreck on Bruce Bateman's boat. Bruce proves that you can be friends with people you don't agree with on anything politically. He is a good guy who really enjoys Saipan life like a lot of us.

I never dove shipwreck before, and it is one mangled ship with a lot of fish. It is so shallow, that it was probably the longest dive I've ever done at nearly 80 minutes. It could have been longer, but that was enough. Harry lugged along the largest tank in the world, and could have been out there until my hair grows back. Yesterday was one of those great Saipan days that make you appreciate what you have here, and forget about what you don't. The day wasn't even completely ruined by the brief site of Angelo on the deck of Bruce's boat wearing a Speedo -- the memory of which I will be attempting to delete from my neural hard drive. I just want to know how that Japanese tourist missing his Speedo is going to swim today.

Exploring Ice Cream and looking Kind of Blue like Miles.
I was getting splashed like crazy, so I had to put my mask on in the boat while cruising out to Shipwreck.

I did something I rarely do, and touched something underwater, and Nemo over here bit my finger like a protective mother. I get it, I deserved it.

This shipwreck is one mangled bunch of metal with a lot of fish. Photos courtesy of Eagle Eye Harry, who spotted the Eagle Rays off in the distance. See his blog for more.


BoReGo said...

You found Nemo, now if you could find the heart of the ocean:) Looks like I really missed out.

Bev said...

Looks like you had a great time! Maybe next time I can join you guys=) Have a great trip.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Thanks, Jeff, I had a blast. Let's dive again when you return.

Meanwhile, if other blogers want to go diving or sailing before then, maybe Brad or Angelo can set it up next time. My boat holds about three or four divers with their scuba gear comfortably.