Open Water Scuba Certification

*Picture from Unsplash.* I wish it was from my class!

*Picture from Unsplash.* I wish it was from my class!

On a whim, I decided to learn how to scuba dive and get my open water certification. To be honest, it wasn't a very fun experience. Within the pool, it wasn't too bad, but when we moved to the Puget Sound, it was pretty bad.

The diving conditions were some of the worst our instructors had ever seen and if they hadn't been familiar with the area, and known that there was no current, they would have canceled the classes.

We could see 2-3 feet at most. For most classes the whole class is able to go out at once, but we were out in pairs, and at times we were out individually so we didn't get separated. 

We were able to see some sea cucumber, starfish, crabs, fish, sea life, and a sunken boat, so those were pretty cool! And apparently, the training is usually the worst part of scuba diving. From here on out, it should just be touring/seeing things.

I don't regret doing it, but it wasn't very fun. I'm really hoping that scuba diving in the Caribbean will be worth this!