Since I am scuba certified, I liked to go scuba diving on my trips, if I can. Usually I am traveling with people who are not scuba certified. Last time I had Daniel get certified before we left... which he did and Ellis ended up coming also and did discover scuba.
When we got to Santorini, Greece... and I saw how clear and blue that water was, I knew I had to scuba dive. Allison was supportive of this. Not only was she supportive of me doing it, but she was willing to do discover scuba and go with me since she is not certified. SO happy that she is so much like me. :)
So as soon as we found a scuba shop, we pulled our ATV over and we went in and signed up. We were going to be going with whoever signed up to go at the same time as us the next day in the afternoon. As it turns out, nobody else signed up to go at that time, so it was just Allison and I. Since she was doing discover scuba, she had to have her own dive master. So either I could go with my own dive master and have a more experienced dive, or I could go with Allison and sit through the crash course with her. I chose to go with Allison. Always more fun to experience scuba diving with your friends. I will never know what I missed on my "more experienced" dive... but the dive I went on with Allison was pretty awesome.
The dive master that took us was a middle aged chatty Greek man that was rolling up a joint before we left the shop. He was pretty "relaxed" (aka high) when he was giving Allison her crash course on how to scuba. I wished he was not so chatty because I just wanted to get in the water and go instead of sit through all of his stories of why you do what you do to scuba. We finally get in the water to start our dive. This was my first dive that was from the shore instead of jumping off a boat in who knows where straight into the deep ocean. It was kind of nice. Nice to ease in instead of jumping right in, especially for Allison who had never done it before and had a high dive master taking her for her first time.
It was nice having it just be the 3 of us. The water was not freezing and the water was beautiful and so clear. The dive was so different than anywhere else I have gone diving (not that I have been diving very many places). That is why it is awesome to dive in different parts of the world, because each dive is so different. The fish were not as tropical... but I have never been surrounded by so many fish my my entire dive before. It was pretty amazing. Although our dive master was high, he also used to be a videographer, so he took some awesome video and pictures of us on our dive with my GoPro... so that was a major plus.
I love scuba diving. I'm so glad that I decided to get certified and I'm glad that I have been able to use it on my last couple of trips. It's AMAZING! So glad that Allison was willing to go with me. Greece in a cool place above and below the sea.