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Saturday, August 21, 2021:  Deep Diver Paula prepared for her 900th SCUBA dive.
She was with a group of 19 other divers who went to one of the mine pits near Crosby, MN, for a dive.     

Minnesota School of Diving shop owner Todd Mathies explained the site, its features and the dangers.

Paula gave details about her underwater camera to her good friend SCUBA Leslie.

The divers heaaded out in groups.         

Underwater is a completely different world.

Fish abound in these lakes.

Where are they?  Will they ever come back from that underwater paradise?

Finally, some did return and talked about how it went.

The idea of suiting up and then undoing it all takes twice the time as spent underwater.

Paula was still down, showing off her accomplishment.

Then she and Leslie popped up after an hour and ten minutes. 
Paula received a painted rock from her friend Leslie.  Nice going!

Chow time!  Lunch was prepared by Divemaster Jill Herberg. 
She is a safety in case something goes wrong underwater, ready to spring into action to help.
Jill claims not to be a graduate of the Chef Cordon Bleu school, but the hungry divers love her cooking.

Yes, Mark Johnson's favorite is two hamburger patties in the bun.
Dessert was chocolate cupcakes from his wife Tami.

There is time for instruction from experienced divers for the newbees.

Then there were tales of how big the gish were.  Paula says Mark Johnson exagerates a bit.

The group.

Quote of the day:    Paula is half fish!  Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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