June 29, 2012
It's been much too long
A few days ago I filled out the required forms for an upcoming live aboard trip and came to the question of how many dives I've had in the past three months. Ummm... none. And none this year either. My last dives go back to last December, half a year ago, when we went back to Roatan. Sure, in February we meant to dive the Georgia Aquarium again, and in May we wanted to dive Folsom Lake. And perhaps a weekend trip on one of the Channel Islands boats. And participate in the annual cleanup dive at Natomas. But I didn't. There always was something that kept me. Not good.
I did, however, spend an inordinate amount of time editing and revising and polishing my upcoming book on scuba. I've written and published about 2,000 articles, but never a book. So that's new to me and I want to make sure I got it right.
But now I can finally look forward to more diving. Next week I'll be on the good ship Rocia Del Mar for a week exploring the Sea of Cortez Midriff Islands. I've heard a lot of good things about the Rocia Del Mar, and now will have a chance to see for myself. I don't really know what to expect from the Sea of Cortez. It's not quite the Pacific Ocean, though it's really part of it, separated just by the massive peninsula of Baja California. So between being more sheltered than the open ocean and being a good bit farther south than the waters off California, will it be a lot warmer, clearer and more colorful? I'll find out.
In the meantime, I can't wait to blow bubbles again!