Dating in vail
We were exploring a reef system's wildlife when one of the guides we were diving with made a series of gestures to me.
All I picked up was, “It’s time to go up,” so I nodded and we floated our way to the surface.
”I’d had enough air in my tanks for another 20 minutes underwater, but it was too late to change my mind.
Instead, I jumped off the side of the ship and splashed around in the sea while we waited for other divers to return, , and because we didn’t have a beach to enjoy on this trip anyway, that turned out to be my only time to be playful in the warm ocean water.
Our dive guide was a college student studying underwater archeology, so she and Simone bonded pretty much right away on all the nerdy things.
And she was stoked to be with us on Simone’s first post-certification dives.
Applying early demonstrates enthusiasm, but it doesn’t necessarily improve a student’s chances for admission (from what I understand).
And though I hope that her top school will accept her, with less than a 7% acceptance rate, there’s a chance it won’t happen.
So I bought our plane tickets, reserved a hotel, made arrangements with a dive shop, and then Hurricane Irma made her landing, and we waited for weeks to know if our trip could still happen.
, where I grow a big, hairy mustache to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues — prostate and testicular cancer, along with mental health and suicide prevention.
I’ve been doing this for several years, and it became more poignant for me after losing my dad.
The next dive that day and the two the day after were easy and gorgeous, in warm water and dazzling sun, swimming over historical shipwrecks and exploring reefs.
Because that’s how it is with Simone — get her past that first bit of doubt, and she settles down, letting her natural gifts restore her confidence.Our first dive was cancelled the next afternoon due to high winds and waves, but not before Simone nearly had a meltdown trying on the rental wetsuit, deeply unhappy as she struggled to get the wrinkled, skin-tight neoprene up over her legs and hips.