Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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Lots of diving Roatan, Honduras, Wednesday, 05 May 2010 8:20pm

I haven't been updating much because I've been spending a lot of time underwater. I've been diving about four dives per day, which has pushed me across the 50 lifetime dives mark.

I've also picked up a certification in Enriched Air Diving, and have been diving on Nitrox. That means that instead of breathing normal compressed air, I'm breathing a mixture with more oxygen and less nitrogen. Less nitrogen buildup means that more, deeper dives are possible, but the benefit that I'm more interested in is that I feel less tired after dives. So far it's been pretty good.

The diving has been fun. We've seen a bunch of pairs of reef squids, schools of Bermuda Chub, a big puffer fish of some sort, and lots of smaller fish. There were a bunch of small jellyfish in today's dive, which I don't think I've ever seen outside of aquariums. Some of the best dives have just featured great light, rather than particular creatures.