Wolfgang Baur (the_monkey_king) wrote,
Wolfgang Baur

Scuba Man

I've always loved to snorkel and dive and get up close with the sea life. I date this proclivity to the day I swam at Xel Ha in the Yucatan, and (due to being insanely nearsighted) got up very very close to a shark.

It was exciting. Thrilling even. Fortunately, it was a nurse shark, and harmless.

Anyway, I do have a point.

I've dived rarely since then, because frankly I don't relish the idea in Puget Sound. But now I have the opportunity to become certified in Scuba, and then do a serious dive with manta rays or whatever on vacation later this year.

Is it worth the time and expense? Does anyone know if snuba or rebreathers or assisted dives are easier than a full-bore certification? Chances are I would use this skill only every five years or so. It's soooooo tempting, but...
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