Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The crazy glue held!

After almost two years without diving, due to my brain surgery, yesterday I dove.
It seems like the crazy glue held, we only dove five to six meters, and my skull remained intact, nothing seeped in or out.

Everybody, my son and daughter, their friends and my dive instructor handled me with kid gloves, very concerned and very caring. Visibility was amazingly clear. It was beautiful and as great as it was the first time.

I think that everybody was concerned because of the keyhole surgery on my skull at the right side of my temple, the piece is glued in and the pressure under water could have an effect. As I said we only dove to six meters max, after ten meters the pressure is double that on the surface, at twenty meters it is triple the pressure. I am sure John, my dive instructor, will not let me go too deep this year.
He is in cahoots with my wife and probably my doctor, thanks John.

My daughter, Justine was here with her boyfriend, who dove for the first time, he was amazed and obviously loved it. We all remembered our first time by his descriptions. I do not know how many of you dive, but it is a mind-altering experience (no wiseass comments about tequila doing it as well).

I started very late, I must have been 67 or so, if I could, I would have been diving all my life. John’s son and nephew have been diving since they were 6 or 7 years old, lucky kids.


  1. Greg,

    I think this is great. I know how much you love diving and to be back underwater again is terrific. I am very happy for you.

  2. Greg, you were fantastic!!!! You looked like you have been diving for many years. You put my mind at ease with the way you dived. Its always a pleasure diving you and bravo to you for achieving something most people would be shit scared of doing after what you've been through. Amigo, keep diving....!!!

  3. Thanks John, it means a lot to me.