OMG, My Canon went in the drink!
16 April 2011 | Behind Kuhala...
I went to help organize the evening where a big gang was going to meet at Mad Mongoose tonight and I was tied up to my new best friend's CAT, Kuhala!
As I was leaving, unclipping the painter from the stern, my wonderful, waterproof camera, the Canon, took a dive! I tore off my hat, my camera bag (which should've been zipped), and dove right in! The weather was cloudy, overcast and the water was turbid! I free dove about three times, they were anchored in 20' of murky water, but I couldn't get to the bottom nor see anything long enough. I was determined not to get discouraged, but I needed help. Lin immediately gave me some fins and a mask...still not able to get to the bottom and see anything! I flew back to Altair, got my weight belt, my mask and fins and it helped, but now I had to figure the swinging path the boat was making on her anchor. When I got back to our boat, I asked Dudley if I could call the diver that cleaned our bottom yesterday! He had to come back for the $30 we accidentally shorted him, so I didn't feel bad asking him to him to come by Kuhala next to us.
Maurice has a good system, for just such a predicament...score the bottom slowly to mark where he'd been then move along accordingly! He sent his two young helpers to get another tank and now I'm wondering if I closed all the openings as if I was going on a dive, etc.
He was taking too long and I was now afraid that a current might have carried my wee whittle camera away and he was going to charge more than the camera was worth!
He came up trying to act like he was not successful, but in the end he had a great big smile and the good news! He didn't want to charge a thing, was glad we were honest about the $30, but we gave him $70EC, (only $26 US), but it was a glorious moment. I love that camera!
Thanks Maurice, thanks honey, thanks Lin (for all your support)!