if the boat is rocking, dont come knocking

hi all, this is day two of our livaboard diving adventure. i woke up at 5am, we were still sailing up to a wreck that has only been dived by 500 or so people. i had a job to do today, as im always one of the first up it was my job to wake people up at half 6. The sea was rather rough….so much so you could walk around the boat and your feet would leave the deck as we hit a wave, that meant there was no point waking people up, (i didnt think to get a video to show you).

we got over the wreck and i could feel the excitement building up, like a kid on christmas eve, im 28 dives in and i still get the feeling like it was my second dive (because i crapped my self on my first one {not litrally}). 

the boat moored, the swell calmed, that can only mean one thing! Dive time! kit setup, checks done, nitrox tested (% of oxygen in my cylinder). 

Liam, Chris, Martin, Richard, scuba steve and i got in the water, we dropped down to the wreck and did the observation wreck dive as liam hadnt done this and needed to do it to meet the PADI standards. liams air was running low so he headed up to the surface with Chris and Richard. This meant that Martin, steve and i could do some swim throughs. 
It really is amazing that you can swim through a part of history and (imagination dependant) can imagine what the wreck looked like 60 years ago. 

we did another dive in the afternoon and again martin took me and steve for a ‘play’ in the wreck! this time it was i bit more daunting. we penetrated the wreck swimming through seeing vehicle (most of it was gone, just the steering wheel was left. as we moves through the crevices of the boat Martin took us over a pile of coal.

now that probably sounds pretty boring on first thought, now imagine there in a roof above said pile, and there was probably 70cm between the two. for those who are reading this who have never scubadived, if you are in the propper position (flat as a pancake), you will be your body mass plus the cylinder diameter (which is around 30cm). so together, my diameter was around 50cm. That makes that space between the roof and coal as tight as a fish’s arse, add into that there are plenty of potential nasties that can get you above and below and you have a pretty nerve wrecking (see what i did there) first swim through a confined space. 

all in all an absolutly brilliant day of diving, a clear head and a very happy beever.

until tommorow guys and girls! 
jon

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