As a newly certified PADI Open Water Diver, Jeff was excited to get back underwater. I decided I needed a little more time to practice before diving in front of an audience at an aquarium, so I went as an observer this time.
I'll join him next time. :)
The package deal included a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium (I didn't go on this), a dive in the freshwater tank, and a dive in the saltwater tank.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the freshwater tank.
A few from the saltwater...
Jeff had a blast!
Here is what he wrote in an email to a friend:
I haven't had a chance to go through the videos yet, but hopefully I'll get a chance to post them soon in a separate post.Diving at SeaLife was frick'n awesome. The sharks and the sea turtles were huge. A couple big sharks went right over my head, and a giant sea turtle came right up behind me and pushed me out of her way. It was sweet. Also, in the fresh water tank, several sturgeon nipped at me with their weird hose-like mouth (it doesn't hurt, just freakie). Clarinda got some great photos of me from the underwater tunnels, and I took some really cool videos inside the tanks.
In the meantime, feel free to watch the whole slideshow.