This week, Ryan and I are traveling with my family around the great state of Florida. You may remember my parents training for their Scuba certification in July of this year. Well, they got their certification (along with my sister, Nicki) and can’t stay out of the water. This week, we went on three dives (I am a snorkeler myself). Our first was at Devil’s Den.
Here is an engineering drawing of the sinkhole that makes up Devil’s Den.
Looking down to the dive platform from the top of the sinkhole. Cool, huh?
The average air temperature in Florida at this time of year is 74F. On this day, it was barely 50F. Thankfully, the water temperature in Florida is around 72F and the sinkhole is mostly covered with rocks so it was pretty warm in this hole.
View from the top of the stairs. You can see the opening to the sky at the top of the photograph. The orange/red colors are from the lights installed around the cave.
Cave wall taken with my new Canon G11 point and shoot camera.
Nicki and Jay.
Ryan and I. Photo by mom.
Nicki getting ready to Scuba.
Nicki getting into the water.
Dad ready to go. Taken on the G11 inside of the waterproof housing. Photo by Nicki.
Dad getting ready.
Nicki in the foreground (notice the highly visible pink fins) and mom in the background.
Underwater photo by Nicki. So cool!
Photo of Mom getting ready for her dive.
Dad taking a photo. Mom and Nicki in the background.
This is the photo dad was taking. Cool even though there were water spots on the housing.
My family is so awesome!!!
Even better! I love them!
Work it, Nicki. I finally got in the water (with a snorkel) and took some photos of Nicki.
Family. Ryan (top left), Nicki (top right), Mom (bottom left), Randi and Nicki (bottom right).
Photo by Ryan, who was swimming upside down. I’m (in pink) using Nicki’s breather.
Photo by Ryan. Dembski family photo. Dad, Mom, Randi, and Nicki.
This is how I felt after that family photo. Not flattering, but true.
Ryan and I. Photo by Nicki.
We are having such a great time!