Well, It happened. I finally booked my next date with the friendly Great Whites of Guadeloupe. Next October, I will be leaving on my second cruise to dive with these magnificent creatures. At least this time I will not have to go through diver certification during the summer, and I will not have to buy much as far as equipment since I have done all that two summers ago. Basically, I am getting my money’s worth out of this certification.
There are other places I would like to dive. The Bahamas have Tiger beach. I would also love to dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and South Africa as well. But I have been told that Guadeloupe is THE place to dive with great whites. Granted, I will not go to Australia until they stop the shark cull, even if I could easily afford it, but it will remain on my dive list.
Last time I was in Guadeloupe, the water was cool and clear. Crystal clear. So clear in fact, that even the seals were not afraid on the sharks. Other than some seasickness on the way there and back, I had absolutely no issues. And, sleeping for the entire trip is a decent diet plan, making fitting in a wetsuit slightly easier. On that trip I made some good friends, two of which will be there on this trip. It will be great to see them again, and the sharks. Jimmi, TJ, Bella, Tzitzimitl, I only wish the Nardinis could make it.
Now I have to pay for this trip, and count down the days. With the last few days I have had at work, October is going to take a very long time to get here.