Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Take a tablet people!

I have to admit, I'm crap when it comes to boats! I get sick at the slightest bit of choppiness.

So it was a guity pleasure on that recent boat dive when I managed to not hurl during the dive. I didn't even feel slightly queasy! I was even able to pig out on the food provided on the boat!

What was really satisfying was seeing so many of the other divers having such a rough time and chumming the water ;)

At one point there were so many divers hanging lifelessly off the back of the boat, I felt like I was in a scene from some 'lost at sea' movie. I wondered how many weeks we'd been out there and who I would need to eat first.

All props to the Dramamine. One 'Less Drowsey Formula' tablet an hour before getting on the boat. I have to assume this is what saved me.

Take a Tablet People!

SCUBA Radio!

I really like SCUBA radio
 - lots of great dive site information
 - great interviews at resorts and dive operators
 - reasonably funny banter while they're in studio

However, I have noticed that every time they're at a dive resort they always describe it as the best diving they've ever done.  Now, either [a] they've got really bad memories (due to the amount they drink when they're on the road, or narcosis!?) or [b] you have to take what they say with a pinch of salt!

I realize they can't really say "this is the best diving I've ever done, at least since we were in Domilica last week", it would be a little unkind to the resort owner they're talking to at that time, but they can't simply say every new location they go to is the best ever!

Visit, or subscribe to the podcast through MediaFly, or your other favorite feed-reader.  It's probably on iTunes too, but I don't use that Apple crap!