I think it’s good that I started this blog because I feel like I have to write in it every day, which makes me motivated to have something to report (….to who? No idea. I don’t think anyone reads this. So to myself I guess?) The report for today is still no work. I applied for a job at a tanning studio. Then I put hot forks in my eyes. Gotta do what you gotta do I guess, but I sure hope something better than that comes along. A co-worker gave me a lead for some positions at a hotel so I’ll send a resume off for that too. I am anxious to get started, if I don’t start making a lot of extra money by next week I am going to be in trouble with the timing of this trip. A friend suggested just getting a line of credit but I absolutely CANNOT leave for this trip with a cent of debt. I have talked to a lot of instructors in West End and while they make enough to live, they don’t make enough to pay off debt and I don’t want to be trying to do that down there. I have a hard enough time paying it off here when I’m making lots of money.
Haven’t sold anything else yet although there is a girl interested in my snowboard boots so hopefully that pans out. And my ex gave me money for my birthday, which was exactly what I asked for so that helped a bit too!! (Thanks B!)
I am off to email the course director as I mentioned yesterday. In the meantime, I will leave all you non-existent readers with this incredible (in a bad way) of two inexperienced open water divers who took off from a group on a fun dive, went down to 150ft (!?!?!) and the divemaster had gone back over the wall and didn’t see them head down there. Luckily a diver was there who had done the PADI rescue diver course – he noticed them acting a bit off, and by the time he descended to them they were not responding to him asking how much air they had. He checked their air himself and one was at 700psi and the other was at 400psi…AT 150 FEET!! For those who don’t know, that’s 3 minutes of air or less. Not enough to come up safely from 150ft by any stretch of the imagination. The rescue diver took them up immediately and the kids ran out of air before they reached the surface. They were unbelievably lucky (and stupid) – to have both you AND your buddy out of air at 150ft is pretty much certain death…if you don’t die from lack of oxygen you’ll probably die if you try to shoot up to the surface with that much nitrogen in your blood. For people who do not dive, you will have to take my word for it that this video is extremely scary. I hope I don’t ever have this happen with anyone I take fun diving but it is a good reminder to be aware and pay attention to your divers. And divers need to take personal responsibility and dive within your limits!!