So I started my SCUBA certification today. I was picked up at the hostel by my instructor Will. He was super cool. Within about 5 mins of meeting him we were verbally bashing each other like we had known each other forever. Which was good because I was the only pickup and it was about a 30 minute drive, which could have been awkward otherwise. So we went to the Dive Centre owner's house. I had done all my learning and tests and everything online. There were 3 other ppl in the class and they hadn't done all the work yet so I just hung out waiting for them for awhile. So we had to do some swimming tests before we could go any further. Nothing major, just swim 5 full laps of the pool then tread water for 5 minutes. Apparently I excel at this because Will decided that I was so calm in the water that I would be the only one besides him to get half a tank of air instead of a full tank. Of course this just led us to a lot of jokes about him trying to kill me.
So anyway we got the rest of the gear and the others finished some tests and stuff and then we went over a bunch of stuff and finally got to get back in the water. Which was cold by the way, especially after being in it for a couple of hours.
So we had to go over 25 skills underwater to make sure we could do them all before we would be allowed in the ocean. The other girl in the course was super nervous and struggled with a lot of them. She reeeeaallly slowed things down for us because we had to wait for her allll the time to try things over and over and over and panic and not be able to do stuff. I had to pee sooooooo bad by the end of it. 14 pounds of weights pushing on my bladder didn't help things either. By the time we got out we were all freeeeezing to death and it was just a race to see who could get out of their wetsuits fastest and get to pee first. I won. Haha
Anyway, we packed up our gear and Will and I headed back to Waikiki. When he dropped me off he got out and came around the truck to give me a huge hug and he thanked me for making the day so awesome.
So I was super tired after all that, so I tried to go to bed reasonable early. But EVERYONE at the hostel is drinking ALL the time, it's insane. So I ended up having a couple beer with people and getting to bed later than I wanted.... Oh well!