Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Diving in Space

Nothing short of one of the most amazing nights of my life. Hands down, no competition. Not only is the water at Ginnie Springs so clear that it looks like you're floating in mid-air but it also looks like it's snowing when you add some glow-in-the-dark liquids to the water...

Cutting the glowsticks open and dumping them into the lemonade bottle using a funnel.

Thirsty?! Picture this bottle opened at 30 feet and spread throughout an underwater cavern. It creates an effect like glowing snow that you can drift through like an astronaut in outer-space floating through the stars.

 More to come soon about the Galaxy dive but maybe not for a while... After a whole 4 hours of sleep last night after the dive (packing after 2 dives at 1am = FAIL), I am just about to depart for Port Fourchon, LA. Running on pure coffee and adrenaline at this point. We're driving over, passing through Alabama and Mississippi on our way, making 3 more states for me to check off my list and giving me my first view of the deep South. I'll be out to sea on the Holiday Chouest for 2 weeks, unfortunatly putting my diving on hold until October 2 :(, but I will get to explore the oil rigs/spill and reefs (using an ROV, sadly... can't quite dive to 250 feet) of the Gulf of Mexico. No cell service but maybe I'll post some updates as we go (when I'm not reading my new copy of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" from "Uncle Reggie" or my Divemaster manual from Harry)!!

Getting our gear ready before our first dive of the night to
explore Ginnie cavern before dark. The black cylinder
farthest to the left is a water scooter!!
Right before jumping in for the first dive. Crystal
clear and all to ourselves :)

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed the Galaxy dive :) It is definitly one of the coolest dives I've experienced to date. I've got tons of dives in hundreds of places and I wouldn't miss a Galaxy dive for the world. Glad you were able to make it. Have fun out roaming the deep blue. See you when you get back.