Any dive that ends above water is a good dive. I’m not sure who said this to me first. It may have been our dive instructor at Gypsy’s or it may have been something I picked up from an earlier resort dive but regardless – it is true and as a result, I will call the dive at Coki Beach a good dive. Diving is fun but you can never forget that you are forcing yourself into a dangerous environment where a wrong move or a series of wrong moves can and often will leave you in a situation. In this dive – our first solo dive outside of the quarry – we learned that one must account for the current when navigating and the sea urchins that live on the rocks are evil.
My navigation was off by about 15 feet. A short distance that left us picking barbs out of our hands and nursing cuts all over. Still – not a bad dive. We saw some great coral formations, awesome fish and a huge surprise – a giant metal shark.
All pain aside it was a great dive until the last 10 minutes. Special thanks to the nice folks at the Coki Beach Dive Center for the first aid.