OK, I've decided. There's more of a learning curve for diving (as it should be) than I expected, but I really want to do this. One of the things I really like about scuba diving is that it's actually DOING something. It's not just another window into others' lives.
I've worked out my own "Scuba Diving Remediation Plan" and am going to repeat the pool portion of the certification program before I do the open dives again. I may not be able to do the open dives this fall (at least not around here :) )
But part of my remediation plan means my knee has to get better. I went to my MD and he said I have a meniscal tear. Meniscus schmiskus! He gave me a set of exercises, which I've started, and I'm hoping to head back to the pool next week for snorkeling back and forth, back and forth, during lap swims. Once I think I can do it, I'll start water aerobics again.
And the pool portion of the class is going to involve my driving to Fargo (about 70 miles away) Sept 4, 5th and 6th.
Maybe I won't be able to do it. But I'll find out by life letting me know rather than second guessing this and just saying "I can't."
Anybody else watching shark week on TV this week? Lots of cool scuba diving!