Yesterday I did my first dive with a camera for customers. Usually I’m really bad at photographs so I was really nervous. Thankfully I was at least able to get a good shot of the customer between the fissure walls. The customers were really nice and bought the photos from the dive. Yes! Success!
During the dive, I swam backwards for a bit, but found myself hitting the sides or bottom of silfra. I also had a hard time equalizing with my hands as the camera was dangling around my wrists.
The entire time I was really nervous and anxious about my buoyancy. Afterwards my dive instructor, Patrik, checked my photos and gave me a thumbs up. Yay! One new skill learned today.
Divemaster Training Status: So after one week of my internship I have been supporting Dive.Is for a little over 53 hours.
- Divemasters are also tour guides. They need to be able to guide a group and take photos.
- Taking photos affects my buoyancy. I need to figure out a way to swim backwards and control myself.
- My body needs some rest. My hands are beyond DRY.
- Cold water diving is HEAVY. I’m constantly walking around with about 60+lbs of weight. Sometimes more.