Independence Days: Bahamas 2004
July 4, 2004 through July 10, 2004
A British visitor during this trip noted:
"I picked a bad time to come here. Everyone is celebrating getting away from my country."
July 4th is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States of America. July 10th is celebrated as Independence Day in the Bahamas Islands.
This was trip number three for me to Grand Bahama, diving with Grand Bahama Scuba. My sister works with them at this time, so for me this became a working vacation. For many of the dives, I was the last one in the water, between helping others get their gear on, and the fact that I had to get my gear on myself.
I enjoyed it.
This trip also saw the purchase of a new piece of equipment; one that I a lot of people I've dove with have (in one form or another) but that also has a reputation for being a little less than what's desired: A Citizen Hyper-Aqualand dive watch. This provides you a bit of a backup since it will keep track of time down and depth. The problems I have with the watch are:
So since I have friends and family on the island now, I stayed with them, so I can't offer any advice there.
I flew out of West Palm Beach - the FastCat wasn't running at the time, and I didn't mind the drive, because I like driving more than flying. However, my flight returning to WPB was delayed 3.5 hours. This sucked, as I flew out on the 10th at around 5pm (originally), which became 8:30pm. With the stop I had to make in Boynton, I didn't get home until around 1am. Again, I didn't bring a jacket, and with the air-conditioning in the Freeport terminal, I could have used one.
On To The Dives
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