This past weekend All Good Designer, Hannah Hicks, set out to cross yet another adventure off her list.
"Completing the Open Water Diver Course means opening an entire world of exploration. Scuba allows you to not only dive deep, but it also submerges you in a new world where your mind is let loose to wonder/wander. Under the grasp of the chilly Monterey water, the city fades away and a respectful, almost fear, sets in. You have to tell yourself to breathe, and stay calm. And once you finally can zone out, you start secretly hoping to see something that shakes you back to that reverent fear. Getting certified was enough for this trip. Maybe next time around I'll find that leopard shark that is luring me in."
6am hotel breakfast and quizzes
8am Break Water Beach, Monterey
Setting out the gear to get to our pre-dive check
Our first Open Water Dive
Starfish and Sand Dollars Everywhere
Day One Success. 5 total dives in 2 days.
Point Lobos before dinner. We all agree that we definitely saw the "green flash".