Since getting certified last week, I don’t think I’ve gone a single day without diving. Richard, Lucia and I lay down transects, take pictures, and try as hard as we possibly can to avoid stepping on any urchins, fire coral, and other quasi-dangerous things. All of this takes place roughly 30 feet under water and would be near impossible without scuba diving. We’re hoping to find a positive correlation between number of coral and the number of urchins within a given area. All that means is that we spend a lot of our time in urchin filled waters. Still, I’m enjoying the opportunity to be out doing research like this. Every night when trying to fall asleep, I feel like I’m floating underwater… as if I’ve been shifted right back to the 7 AM dive from that day. After a long day of doing something both exhilarating and physically exhausting, it’s kind of cool to see your body echo phantom sensations from that day.
Bright and early, going out on a dive (That’s Megan next to me)