Carriacou is a spectacular dive destination, so we figured it was time for me to start my dive cert. We picked up a book from Arawak Divers, one of Carriacou’s best recommended dive shops by cruisers, and John has begun with my written quizzes and review of course content. I finished the book last night, so I’ll be doing my final written exam today, and them we’ll do the swim text and confined water exercises.
John and Jean have known the owners of Arawak, George and Connie, for years now, and they were one of the primary reasons for our visit. Jason and John will do some diving with them while I’m getting certified, and we’ll all be heading out on some dives together before we go.
On another note, we got the Pretty Mas, or Carnival Tuesday, photos up before departing Trinidad, but we never made an announcement. In case I haven’t explained it before, Carnival Tuesday is essentially the culmination of the Carnival celebration, and it consists of all the bands (I believe more than 100), suiting up in lycra and feather costumes, all coordinated to their band’s theme, and parading through the streets pretty much all day and all night, until the authorities shut it all down at midnight, officially ending Carnival. It’s a huge street party, full of food and rum, and people and families of all ages and backgrounds.