First day of scuba diving in Ft Lauderdale

I got into Ft Lauderdale on Friday afternoon. The H2O racers had a meeting at the hotel and then everyone pretty much disappeared. I had gotten up at 5am to get here, so I went upstairs and crashed. We had to be at the boat at 7am, so I needed to get some sleep!
We got up and went and ate before heading off to the boat. I had brought Matt’s gear with me, but I had to make some adjustment, since his computer was on the fritz.
We headed out and it only took us about 20 mins to get to the dive site.
I was filming everyone get in and out of the water and everyone else was filming underwater or racing their scooters. Once everyone was in, I got suited up and headed down the line.
There was a strong current, but there was a line all the way to the bow and I was told to just go down it, hand over hand and I could meet up with other people down there.
They weren’t kidding about the current, but there was good visibility and it didn’t take me long to see the wreck.
I got down in the bow, and had a great view of the racers while hiding in the lee of the current. There was a tonne of fish. I really didn’t even go explore the rest of the wreck, There was so much to see right there without exerting myself on my first dive. When people had done racing, we headed back up the line. I was pretty happy since I’m normally pretty nervous and have trouble descending. But this time, since I wasn’t on any one else’s timeframe, I did just fine.
We moved to another shallow location. We could see the wreck from the boat. We jumped in and then had some fun. I grabbed onto David and his scooter and hitched a ride.
Later back on land, there was a briefing while we went over the race tomorrow.
Tonight, were going to head out to see what’s fun on a Saturday night in Ft Lauderdale.