Saturday, May 19, 2007

Another Student heads for Certification...

Chelsey enjoyed the sunshine and the underwater sights of Portsmouth Harbour today as she progressed through Open Water Dives 1 and 2 towards Open Water Certification. Conditions couldn't have been better, though visibility - at about 25-30 feet - could have given us better views of the various attractions.

The water temperature was 43F (6C). This isn't exactly tropical, but it's a slight improvement on recent days. An air temperature of 17C (53F) should see Lake waters warming up slowly.

Highlight of today's dive was an encounter with a large Trout. Uncommon in these waters, this was a real bonus. However, the wrecks, anchors and STOP sign proved interesting to a diver who had not seen any of them before.

Topsides, it was a treat to see the St Lawrence II heading out into the Lake. It can only be assumed that she has a busy season ahead.

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