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Lesson 5 - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
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Lesson 5
Tonight I completed the fifth and final confined water dive for the PADI certification. My log book is signed and I now need to organise the 4 open water dives that will give me full certification as a recreational diver.

I've felt increasingly comfortable under the water. Tonight we practised taking our gear off under water and replacing it... and the same at the surface. We played with an underwater frisby while trying to remain neutrally bouyant. There was some snorkeling and a bit of mucking around. I'm felling pretty chuffed with myself.

I've been off work (holiday), my first day back (Wednesday) is a trip to Luxembourg which I'm not really looking forward to at all. It'll be a 05:00 start, the planes are never on time, I wont get home until 21:00. If it wasn't for the possitive effect of some face to face time with the guys out there I would make sure I never went out there... but talking through things in person is so much better than over the phone it's unreal. Dad also likes the fact - it means he gets cheep "baccie"

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Current Location: RM12 5JH
Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: The Cure - Close To Me

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scaree From: scaree Date: February 12th, 2008 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
you should postcard your LJ from Luxi.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 13th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps next time! :)
zoethe From: zoethe Date: February 12th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats! I can't do it, so am impressed by those who can.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 13th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was a little panicked at first... it is most unnatural breathing under water!
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: February 13th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Diving is a hoot. Someday I intend to pursue it again. There is quite good diving here. Actually, strangely enough, there was good diving back in the Great Lakes as well. More wrecks.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 13th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
So I can come visit you and dive? ;)

I would imagine the Great Lakes are very cold?
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: February 14th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
You bet you can. I know some local divers who could hook you up.
Then I could introduce you to the local beer.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 14th, 2008 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Skip the diving - I'm all for the beer now!
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