Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Coral Key 4th of July Celebration

We have rarely been in town on the 4th of July.  This year we were and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to dive with Coral Key at the gravel pit affectionately known as the Coral Sea.

As the water temp was in the upper 60's, I opted for the 3mm suit and was comfortable.  Visibility was around 5 feet, which made it tough to keep track of my dive buddies, Mike and Scott.  We still saw a lot of fish and even a manikin, which kind of appeared to be a severed boys head on our traverse around the lake counter clockwise.  My buoyancy control continues to improve, but I am still a silt monster and have a hard time checking on my dive partners.

As a sort of treasure hunt, numbered PVC pipes are placed around the lake and we all found some.  I think I had the lowest number at 7.  After the dive and delicious BBQ provided by Coral Key, we started turning in our PVC and drawing a slip out of the tank.  My girls selected Tusa Fins and I happily collected by new fins courtesy of Tusa.

Aside from the diving and prizes, it was great to meet some more of the Coral Key staff and have the family come out and see what all the fuss is about.  The girls splashed around in the water some, but still prefer the friendly confines of pools.

Group Picture

 Entering the Lake

Mike and me

Great looking Tusa Fins


Philip Wang said...

That looks really fun, Steve! I should take the class there, it's so close.

Sanjiv Gupta said...

They are a great shop. Diving in local lakes is pretty boring compared to salt water, but it is great practice and a good way to be certified for when you do take an ocean vacation.