Last weekend it was again time for diving and this time my car did not broke down Ok, I took some precautions and was picked up by Uwe so that I did not have to drive.
When we arrived at the Steinbergersee the weather was great, 22 degrees and sunny, so it was the perfect day for diving and for me to try out my new dry suit gloves.
Unfortunately I soon discovered that the dry gloves weren't that dry at all, somehow the method of fixing them to my dry suit is not correct, so I have to get back to Luna Sport to have that fixed. Somehow crazy, I have both the gloves and the dry suit from Northern Diver, but getting those two together isn't that easy
The first dive was a nice 29 meter, 5 degrees cold dive. The visibility was very poor, due to the rain a lot of dirt flushed into the lake.
For the second dive I took one of our course participants from last year, who did her first dive after getting the diving card. Due to the fact that the visibility was so poor this was definitely not the best way to start diving again, but she did a great job.
The last dive was a bit deeper again, but still no visibility and no fish. I guess we have to wait for another two weeks for those again.
All together it was really a nice day of diving, mainly because of the weather which was great. When I got back home in the evening I had this summer feeling of being in the sun too long.... nice!
A crow was sitting in a tree, doing nothing all day. A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?" The crow answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Management Lesson: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up
I'm currently working on getting all the requirements for my TL2 instructor exam ready and just received a phone call from Theo Konken, who is the overall responsible for the dive instructor courses here in Germany. He gave me some info that really helped me with the nerves (about how to get some stuff done in time)
I also found this video online, which really gives a good feeling of the diving instructor exam:
This weekend we'll be in the Netherlands for a wedding of friends of mine. So on Thursday we drove up to Osnabrueck to visit friends from Erlangen who moved there recently and now on Friday we move on the Enschede to party. After that we'll go on to Huizen to visit my parents and on Sunday it is back to Nuernberg again. Alltogether quite a trip, but fortunately my car is working again and is driving quite well on the German autobahn
Today is a beautiful sunny day, so we will go diving in the Steinbergersee. I managed to get my dry gloves on my dry suit, so that will be a first. Let's try how they are doing under water (and see if they are really dry
Unfortunately no diving today, just outside Nürnberg my car started acting funny, after a call with the ADAC they found out that the coils and bougies were broken. So they toed me to the Kia garage :(:(
We had a very quiet weekend for once, the only thing I had to do was talk about diving for our CMAS * diving course, which was really nice to do. We talked about first aid, stuff to know for diving on a boat or from shore and prepared our first open water dives (discussed how it will be).
After that the whole weekend was relaxed, I was able to watch two movies (Jumper and Vantage Point) and finish up with a lot of the lying-around-for-ages stuff.
Last weekend was not that relaxed, but therefore very much fun. On Friday I went directly from work to the airport and was around 7pm in Amsterdam, Schiphol. From there I took the train to Coen, where we enjoyed a glass of wine and prepared for the bachelor party of Joost. The next morning at 7am I gave Joost a call (luckily he was still sleeping) and told him to prepare some coffee for Steven... at first he didn't understand, but as soon as the door bell rang he knew what was coming :D :D