Our last weekend of scuba class was really fun. I feel confident in our scuba abilities thus far. In fact, we had such a great time that we've signed up to take a class for Advanced Open Water scuba. See currently we're only Open Water certified, meaning that we're qualified to dive to 60ft. If we complete the Advanced Open Water then we're cool to 100 ft. Woot!
Of course now we have a pile of supplies to acquire. We haven't set a date on when we'll take the class, but it will probably be after the wedding and before the end of the summer. The good news is that by the time we finish the Advanced class we'll have all the "cheap" gear that we need. There's always more to buy, but we'll have lights, watches, knives, fins, goggles, etc.
Diving at Aquarena Springs was really fun. I think it would be cool to go back there some time and get the Scientific diver qualification so that you can go in other parts of the spring. Since it's a protected area now you are only allowed to dive in a very small area. It was a lot of fun, for a beginner, but already I can imagine the other sights to see.
I'm looking forward to diving in Hawaii, but it's also one more challenge that we have to face. How do we plan our honeymoon so that we get to do all the cool shore stuff, and also get to be underwater, and not get big ol' Nitrogen bubbles, cause bubbs are bad m'kay.