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Our second dive today was my 100th dive! Hurrah!
Of course, I thought it was my 99th, because I failed to log one of yesterday’s dives, so I wasn’t able to do any shenanigans (Traditionally, the 100th dive is done in the nude, or, failing that, at least do something silly).
But, even though I didn’t do anything downright daft, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a memorable dive…
Anyway, it seems as if FATE knew that it was my 100th dive, because about 10 minutes into the dive, we spotted a small school of 5 Eagle Rays! That is, I was in the middle of trying to get as close as I dared to a fish that’s extremely poisonous, to get a picture of it.
Suddenly, Ziah was making a sound, so I look behind me, see her pointing, follow her finger, and see five gorgeous eagle-rays glide past us. They were so breath-takingly awesome (and I really wasn’t expecting to see rays on this dive) that, despite the fact that I had a camera in my hands, I completely forgot to take a photo.
No matter, it was an awesome dive, well worthy of being my 100th. Here’s to the next two hundred underwater adventures!
During my first 100 dives…
- A total of 16 training dives
- An average of 46 minutes per dive
- 19 dives with a camera
- A total dive time of 76 h 10 min.
- The longest dive was 71 minutes (It was a training dive where we were just doing skills again, again, and again)
- The shortest dive was 25 minutes (Another training dive; I think it was the deep specialty dive)
- Average max depth was 16.15 meters
- Deepest dive was 36.3 meters
- Average air used per dive: 138 bar
- Avg air used per minute: 3.06 bar
- Fish seen: One billion. At least.