Completed my PADI open water today. I already have a NAUI cert from 4 years ago and was going to do a refresher before the Searaider 2008 gig, but thought I'd do the PADI cert to see what the difference was. Did my 4 dives yesterday and today in probably the worst rain I have seen in Chicago. Dives went great, even my nagging right ear, barsteward to equalize, problem wasn't so bad and I also got to try out my new mask. Got one with a purge valve and corrective lenses instead of having to wear contacts. Worked great but more difficult to pinch the nose to equalize.
Wore the 750 for all the dives. Man it is a great watch. Looks like a big orange bright thing underwater
Trying to get a few more dives in before November and may go for the advanced course as I fancy a night dive.
Looks like I may have to go on a job to Boston the week before flying out so I may not be able to get to the Caymans until Sunday.... Bollox....... but really looking forward to this gig