Left to Right: Mellowdrama, Damsel in Distress aka Sulbha, Bollywood Star aka Ashwini
The diver’s mark of honour is to come back with a fairly full tank and certainly not to hit 70 PSI or below. I unfortunately tanked my tank of air faster than my buddies. No points for guessing how I down my margarita. Ah well que sara sara, there's always a next time to kick butt!
Pre-Dive Check: Bengali Women Really Are Fabulous
Bags (Kits) are packed, ready to go, standing outside Temple's door
So in a nutshell what constitutes a PADI OPEN WATER COURSE at Temple Adventures.
The waters beckon - it's (deceptively) calm
Fell head over heels with this one high up on a dilapidated building
Is it #Banksy. Is it #NotBanksy? No it's #BanksyFan
Could this be it?
Jungle Code - Not Banksyesque but nice!
|Mellowdrama always attracts the right sort of men @Amma's Thela across the drain picturesquely called canal|
o Medical Care: Yeah we experienced that too as Ash got frightfully sick. We believe she might have sampled the turbid, swamp water swimming pool as a hors d'oeuvre. We had to rush her to the hospital at 1 AM (Special shout out to Vineet, Bala and Aravind for helping us out). New Medical Centre near Temple Dives was not exactly anything to write home about. When we reached there, they were facing a water crisis of their own and we had to wade through a few inches to get to the reception. It was a bit unnerving to be treated by someone practically half our age at 1AM at night but she was great. She injected Ash, gave her meds and packed her home. Next day our girl was fresh as a daisy! Cost: Just Rs 150 for a consultation, I thought it was a printing error. Meds and stuff extra.
SOME PICS FROM TEMPLE REEF: Totally depends on visibility: Pics (C) Xavier Panangadon
Now that will get a special mention in my follow up day to day diaries with sketches. Divers are just so chilled out! Everyone is a buddy and everyone hangs out. Oh and yes you CAN say ***head and WTF along with more critical "out of breath", "what's your gauge reading" signals. Plus fish have their own signals e.g. Grouper is groper and well others not really meant for public consumption. Stay posted for a follow-up with a blow-by-blow (pun unintended) description of what really goes into a scuba diving trip@Pondi.