Grenada... The Real SPICY story!
Posted 18 September 2006 - 04:07 PM
Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:46 PM
We had a good day to day and yesterday and the day before! WW gave everyone t-shirts and we all had a group shot on the back of the boat today after diving the el del rhone. We dove 'sister' and 'frigrate' which were so pristine that the fish forgot to be afraid of the divers. We saw two nurse shark, TONS of eals, friendly fish and lots of drum fish. OTWDiver spied a grouper cleaning station and we saw a turtle, a huge slipper lobster that looked like DINNER! Unfortunately we were good and left it ther for the next tourist.
I met Kamala on the boat the first day and was surprised that I knew her but not half as surprised as she was when I asked if you were "Kamala with SingleDivers.com". I have now recruited my friend Keith who will soon have a screen name and several other Brits that were on the trip!
WW has asked me to be the UK Connection for her. I am not sure what that means but it involves pub crawls and lots of fun or so she says. I am hoping she is right!
Of course I have now met OTWDiver and the boat must continually remind him to 'take his nuts with him on each dive'. I have been volunteered to 'tighten his nuts' but oh my I think that I must get to know him better before I can accept such duties.
Well we are now heading to the bar where others will get a chance to post and Kamala will get her 'medicinal' rum to help alleviate her allergic response to smoke which turned into an upper respiratory infection.
Ciao for now....Lily aka BaysWaterBabe
Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:53 PM
P.S. you are REALLY missing a great trip if you are NOT here with us.
Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:57 PM
Have a blast,
Posted 18 September 2006 - 08:08 PM
We did take a group shot this afternoon...fortunately eveyone had their clothes on. Not sure that is still the case.
The 'yanks' are ok but it will be better when SD gets it UK chapter going! I will be helping Lily aka BaysWaterBabe and a few others to get the project off the ground and into the water. Gotta get wet!
The diving has been superb and I'll try to post some 'wet' shots! Here is our group shot.
Posted 18 September 2006 - 08:16 PM
But it is an amusing story. Are y'all upstair in a room with a laptop or are y'all downstair getting devoured by mosquitos? For some reason, the mosquitos like to hang out at that computer desk waiting for dinner to sit down so don't stay there too long. If you see Paul, give him a hug from me.
Have a blast,
The group says to tell you that we are at the pub and that we'll give a hug to Paul tomorrow. Well I won't give Paul a hug...but someone will for you!
However for the record Paul was the one that found Bill's nuts on the dive deck and returned then to a very much surprised but gratetful Bill.
We have lots of Deet thanks to Desert Diver. However those mosiquitos are horrendous. Nice to meet you. We are having a blast.
Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:45 PM
Well I came to Grenada to recover treasures and we did just that today. The wench found a 8" inch dinner plate inbeded in concrete and I assisted prying the concrete and rust away. It is not Italia but a rare US patern, circa 1760" er... I mean 1960's. (I'm still dreaming of china off the Bianca C...so more to come as we get to explore this wreck!)
The wrecks are incredible here. They have such beautiful old growth on them and they are havens for marine life. We've seen sharks, more eels than I thought imaginable and 3 huge puffers today alone. The King Mitch had 3 very large sharks on it today but I was distracted by the lure of treasure.
In addition to the china plate, the wench found a fully intact wine bottle still sealed and I found a glass domed deck or galley light fully intact. All in all it was a great day of diving for the wreck enthusiasts and the reef lovers!
Our second dive was shark alley and it was indeed loaded with sharks and marine life! The crabs were so numerous that I will mostly likely have some for dinner to offset my new found craving.
Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:47 PM
They were a nice bunch of guys but frankly they just didn't have the right touch!
Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:05 PM
Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:09 PM
But seriously several of us are going to get the UK chapter going. Absolutely!
Posted 20 September 2006 - 09:03 AM
I think Simon and I were tied for the shortest dives on Grenada this week. He had more depth, I had a couple more minutes time. Can't wait to get back in the water and
Posted 20 September 2006 - 09:12 AM
Have a blast,
Posted 20 September 2006 - 07:48 PM
Thanks for the fun
NorthSeaDiver, BaysWaterBabe and WreckWench (forgive me if I got it wrong, I haven't seen 'em underwater! Stan)
Edited by Desert_Diver, 20 September 2006 - 09:46 PM.
Posted 20 September 2006 - 08:22 PM
So back to keith's report, surfice to say it's not all about how deep one goes, its making the destination that counts, but it was a close shave.
So once again many thanks for a great time, a wonderfull holiday, lovely company, splendid diving ( including the scuba of course ) .
Met some great people, many thanks for their patience, it may have been a brief dive ( 11 minutes ) but what a blast.
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