Decided to start my open water diver training. On Monday, April 11, 2017, I purchased instruction and my first dive trip to Catalina. First class begins April 29th. Have purchased much of my personal gear.

Today, April 12, I purchased my wetsuit. Mask and snorkel, fins, purchased two days ago. Need BC, regulator, and computer. Then I’ll be fully equipped, other than air tank. That will come with time. I want to evaluate a few items during pool training, then I’ll decide what I want to purchase.

Catalina trip is May 14. The boat leaves Long Beach at 7 a.m. Plan to stay on the boat Saturday night, sleep there, and be ready for the trip first thing.

Updates to come as thoughts enter my mind.