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.

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  1. “Go away shark! Go back to your cave! Mommy, lets look at the turtles again!” – Josh 

    We are enjoying all of the pictures from your trip! Josh especially loves the turtles 😉

  2. I think CaraDMc felt the same way about the shark. Fortunately it was fake and put there to help rebuild the reef. I got very close to it but could get Cara to come take my picture with it. Maybe the next time we see a shark.

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