Completed!

Hah, PADI open water certification is to me!  Finally.  The water was horrible, in terms of visibility, so we could see the sunken Cessna only from about 2 feet.  But the whole thing was pretty awesome, and I really enjoyed the instruments-only navigation at depth. In other news, I’ve had songs from The King and …

Ladysmith

Last night was a great Ladysmith Black Mambazo concert.  Just for the record, their founder and still-leader has the best name ever: Bhekizizwe Joseph Siphatimandla Mxoveni Mshengu Bigboy Shabalala.  The last time I saw them, I was very little, and fell asleep up in the balcony.  This time, I was feeling ill and left a …

Become a fish

Scuba is totally awesome.  So, a day half spent underwater is a good day.  But there’s not much to say about a pool dive.  However, the swim test at the start caused an interesting realization. The first thing we did in the pool was the swimming test: 6 laps of the pool, constant swimming, and …