You know how we love to please our customers at West End Divers! Aside from our three daily local dives, we try to top off each week with a special day trip to more remote dive sites.
What a better way to celebrate Labor day with good friends and great dives? The conditions were just perfect. The ocean was glassy, almost no wind and the sun was shining. On the schedule that day: Mary’s Place and Mr Bud shipwreck. Our awesome Crew got it well organized, the speakers fully charged, music playlist set, lunch and snacks in the cooler and an extra cooler for the after dive beverages!
Are you a good buddy? When it comes to SCUBA, this question is a bit difficult. Are you the kind of dive partner who cultivates the qualities you admire in other divers? Are your skills as good as your ideal buddy’s? Will you be there for your buddy in an emergency and know what to do if their life depends on it?
The first thing you will notice on your Blackwater dive is that it is a full sensory experience. You will feel the current pull against your BCD, and hear the water rush against your ears. Adrenaline courses through you body, and you work will work to control your breath. The second thing, you will realize is that the ocean after dark is filled with unexpected light; even without your flashlight, far away from the lights of Roatan’s West End, nearly microscopic phosphorescent creatures will react to your body in the water, highlighting your shape with light.
Summer is a great time for the whole family to expand horizons or refine SCUBA skills, whether you’ve never been diving before or if you are ready to take the leap into your Advanced Open Water, Specialty or Rescue courses.
Courtney’s specialty is Blackwater Diving, but she’s got sharp eyes on morning dives too.