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May. 10th, 2008

Today I went scuba diving. It was tons of fun. We saw tons of different fish, 4 turtles, eels, lots of puffers of all different colors, and an octopus (though he was pretty shy.) I also learned exactly how nice having a wetsuit is. I may have to get my own before venturing into the water again. It's probably a good thing that we don't have much time left on Maui or else I might be tempted to get my open water certification.

Also, I was looking in my spam folder and found the subject line: "erotic r Porn trousers washer" What exactly is erotic about a trousers washer? No, don't tell me. I don't think that I want to know.

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prettyh
May. 11th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
I've always wanted to try scuba diving - I love the water, and I love fishies! - but I have a bizarre and irrational fear of getting THE BENDS. How one becomes BENDS-PHOBIC, especially having grown up on Lake Ontario and not an ocean, is beyond me. Maybe Radiohead caused it.

Also, I think your first question should in fact be, "What IS a trousers washer?"
mattwestervelt
May. 11th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about THE BENDS. Worry about an EMBOLISM. Way worse.

I've always wanted NITROGEN NARCOSIS, but not at depths uncondusive to life.
matthew
May. 11th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
We only went to 32 feet, and it was a shore dive so decompression consisted of simply swimming slowly along the bottom to the shore. Not much of a risk. :)
mattwestervelt
May. 11th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
If you want to dive anywhere around here, get a drysuit, not a wetsuit. The only drawback to drysuits of course being that you can't pee in them to get warmer.
matthew
May. 11th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
thank you for that helpful piece of purchasing advice :P
qfemale
May. 11th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Aww fish!
Did they nibble at you or just.. swim by?
matthew
May. 11th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
this time they just swam by. The other day a trigger fish tried to take a chunk out of me. I was apparently too close to his territory. Trigger fish have teeth.
qfemale
May. 11th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
I think most fish have teeth, it's size that matters :-p

Well that or you must have looked exceptionally yummy!
matthew
May. 11th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
They have small teeth, but lots of them. They can cause quite a bit of damage. You can see the fish in question in my scrapbook: http://pics.livejournal.com/matthew/gallery/00008yb7
qfemale
May. 11th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Fi... *gets distracted by pretty people*

YAY underwater pictures are awesome!
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