It took awhile but I finished Drysuit and Nitrox dives at the end of June. Was out at the Millbrook quarry. The visibility was awful. Not the worst vis I’ve ever seen, but not good either. Anway, two dives in the drysuit on nitrox and I’ve now passed my class. The classroom was back in jan/feb time frame. But they were treating the quary for zebra mussels so we couldn’t get out sooner. Then life got in the way. Anyway, I’m done with it, and I now have the 50 dives plus 5 specialties need for Master Diver. Master Diver was just an excuse to take more classes, it doesn’t really mean much to me. The more classes were just excuses to go diving. And now I can go diving more places since I can properly use a Drysuit and dive nitrox.
I was pretty surprised about how difficult the drysuit turned out to be. It was too hard, but wasn’t a simple swim in the water either. I had a runaway ascent when I got to 10′ due to weighting issues. I also had trouble because I was unevenly weighted so I was listing to one side. The 2nd dive was better because I redistributed the wieghts. Anyway, it’s done, so next time I go to Vancouver, I’m going to get wet…errr…dry…