This past weekend, Rolman, Quincy, Gideon, and Dierre completed their open water dives to become Schooba’s first cohort of fully certified scuba divers! They all received their NAUI Scuba Diver Certification, and we owe a super huge thanks to Paul Bardo and Ocean Horizons Scuba for providing fantastic instruction for the course. Here are some pics from the weekend’s dives at Beach 8th St., Far Rockaway, Queens, NY.
Water temp = 68 degrees Fahrenheit
Visibility = 5-15 feet
Max depth = 27 feet
Ocean Horizons Scuba, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Inside the shop, about to get fitted for our gear.
Rolman's first time putting on a wetsuit.
Quincy, lookin' sharp.
Rolman, checking out the compressor.
One 7th grade science teacher you do not want to mess with.
Last stop on the A train.
Beach 8th St.
The dive site.
Gideon and the Amazing Technicolor Swim Trunks
The dive briefing
Group shot before our first dive.
Waiting for the calm of slack tide.
Rolman, about to go under.
Quincy, about to go under.
Gideon and Dierre ... about to go under.
(The sound of bubbles.)
Gideon is OK.
Dierre is OK, too, and is - just for a moment - going to use the "thumbs up" to communicate how awesome it is.
Spot the flounders.
Rolman, having fun and not wanting to ascend.
Quincy, a fish in water.
Gideon and Dierre, Mentors
Quincy and Rolman, soon to be 10th grade students at Lyons Community School, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn