79-80: Dog rapist and doing my first solo guide!
Trip Start Jan 10, 2013
89Trip End Jun 06, 2013
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Tom and I took our DSD's out from the pool the other day into the ocean. Shea, who just passed her instructor exams yesterday came with us. Which turned out to be pretty handy really. Both of them needed way more weight. Tom and I both gave them extra and they still needed more and they already had quite a bit. It wasn't that they were necessarily massive, they just needed a lot more weight! I ended up holding hands with the female dsd and Shea looked after the husband. It was a pretty tiring dive for me though because I spent a large part of it breathing out a lot (as it makes you go down). So I was taking small amounts of air in and then breathing out for as long as possible, I also had to swim us back down a few times so it ended up being incredibly tiring!
On the second dive we had a lot more weight so it was much better
They were a really nice couple actually and I think they'll probably continue with their diving and do a course at some point. Tom debriefed me later and said that I was way better to have along then Shea, which is a bit worrying really as she's now an instructor and I'm not even a dive master yet.
We're going over to Martin and Brenda's house tonight as its Tyler's birthday and it's the end of the IDC
We all went out after but I wasn't really feeling it, I was massively full and I think the food had put me in a serious food coma. So I stayed out for a few hours for Tyler's birthday before heading home!
Standard morning, I'm meant to be in the shop for the day and then I end up going mapping with Martyn! Much better option to be honest
When we got up Martyn wasn't feeling very good and had a really bad headache. And then threw up. So I ended up going with Guayo to Argentina on the next dive. I learnt that Argentina wasn't too hard to navigate, and they have now set up a new mooring line here so we actually have one to anchor on to now. Thank you Rocket Frog Diving! I found an octopus as well which was pretty cool and we saw a couple of huge moray eels that were just out and about and not hiding in rocks so we got to see how absolutely massive they were.
Back at work I stayed longer than I needed to so I could do some dolphin facts for the website. I was utterly knackered and everything was taking ages to work so I was itching to leave by the time I finished. I then got all of my stuff together, put it I'm the basket of my bike and realised someone had 'helpfully' locked up my bike. I've never had a key for it so my bike was now attached to the shop with no way of me getting it off. I was so tired and wanted to get home that I was very close to throwing a tantrum. I couldn't really afford to get a taxi home so I ended up walking all of the way with all of my PADI books in my bag weighing a ton. I then got home and couldn't get in because Esteban has borrowed my keys as he's lost his. So I ended up waiting outside for a bit so I could get in, I just wanted a bloody nap! What a nightmare!
After my nap I went to coconutz to study as we're all going round Martins tomorrow to do my knowledge reviews with Jade and Zack. I ended up stat a table on my own with tons of books around me while everyone watched the NFL drafts. Finally I finished and went and played pool with Ricky and his friends, I was Ricky's partner, poor guy. He was trying to teach me but soon learnt that I'm even worse if I'm trying to be good at pool, rather than just winging it and hoping for the best which occasionally works!