Another day at the pond!

The Aquarium's teen diving expedition Sea TURTLE is reporting live from Rhode Island. This post is from Kaitlin.

Today was more pond diving! But instead of just doing surface skills, we were going underwater, which was really challenging considering there is almost no visibility! It was so much different than the pool and definitely took some getting used to, but once we conquered it everyone felt so accomplished!

The most challenging part was definitely the compass navigation. The darkness engulfed everyone as we headed out deeper into the water. Under the water, the bottom twisted everyone up in muck, and the compass seemed to be leading you in the wrong direction. But once you decided, alright, I’m going to trust this compass, when you got up to the surface in the right area; the relief was instant and very rewarding. All in all, the day of diving was long but incredible! It was definitely a good precursor to the ocean tomorrow.


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