Kerry and I just got back from our diving vacation in Grand Cayman, 10 days of fun with 8 days of diving. I got in a total of 19 dives, we took a NITROX course and I got to play with a closed circuit re-breather (but more of that in a future post).
This was our first dive trip since my accident, although we did do a dive in Fiji last year, the diving was great as you can see from the photo (which is actually me!).
As expected I didn’t really have any problems diving one-handed. Kerry made an alteration to my wetsuit before we left, cutting the left arm and sewing up the end so I didn’t have the loose arm dangling around. It worked very effectively and kept my stump nice and warm. I got a new console dive computer so I didn’t need to wear my dive computer on my left arm, but other than that everything was normal.
It was good to be back diving properly, we stayed at Cobalt Coast and dived with DiveTech, that run the dive operation there. The owner and staff at the hotel where great, so was the food and the dock runs right out from the dive shop at the hotel so the diving was really convenient. I highly recommend the whole setup if you want some serious diving. DiveTech run a great and friendly operation and are setup for any kind of diving you could want (we ended up diving NITROX the second half of the trip).