- Nº23 Date: 2012-09-13 - 12:19
- Max Depth: 17m Duration: 58mins
For our second dive of the day we went to the Green Outhouse Reef. It was called this because there used to be a green outhouse on the shore near this reef. Again the guides were spot on with what we should expect to see (turtles, seahorses, rays, etc). We splashed in and were quickly greeted by a sea turtle.
At this point I had a bit of a scary moment...The dive crew setup my gear for this dive when I was in the gift shop...I did not really appreciate this as much as they would have liked. I did my checks about water and everything seemed good to go. Once underwater my gear was breathing VERY heavy. In the excitement of seeing my first sea turtle (one thing I REALLY wanted to see) I took off after it. After a short chase I was close to the turtle, but realized I was no at around 50' and was having a VERY hard time catching my breath. It felt like I could not get enough air. I started to panic, looked to the surface, then at my dive computer and realized that I could not make a break for it. I closed my eyes and was able to relax my breather and get myself under control. This had never happened to me before. I have never once felt uncomfortable underwater. I am embarrassed that this happened at all, but feel that I handled it well and a part of me is glad to have experienced it so I would be better off in the future. I later found that my regulator flow dial had been turned all the way down for some reason...I will add that check to my pre-dive checks from now on.
Back to the dive. The sights on this dive sealed the deal for me. We are already looking at planning a week long dive trip to AKR. Turtles, rays, countless tropical fish, beautiful coral, swim throughs...this site had it all. Ginny got a picture of a Saddled Blenny that is out of this world. It could be in a magazine. We enjoyed AKR a lot, and with the exception of hooking up/altering my gear it was a perfect trip.
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- Dive type : recreational, reef
- Temp: Surf 33°C Bottom 28°C
- Visibility: Excellent Water: Salt
- BCD: Scubapro - Knighthawk
- Regulator: Scubapro - Mk25/A700
- Mask: Scubapro - Scout
- Fins: Scubapro - Seawing Nova
- Computer: Subgear - XP10
- Boots: Aqualung / U.S. Divers - Polarzip 6.5mm
- Weights: 6 Kg
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