When we arrived to Clifton Heritage Park we pulled all of our dive gear out of the trunk and assembled it in the parking lot. Then we put all of our heavy gear onto our backs and made the trek down to the water to where we would be diving. We must have crossed our fingers really hard because luckily for us there was no more oil in the water. Further down the coastline, cleaning efforts were underway to clear the oil and seaweed off the beach.
After reviewing dive buddy checks, the open water girls enthusiastic jumped into the water to begin practicing their dive skills, such as clearing a mask, becoming neutrally buoyant and sharing air with a dive buddy. Once they had practiced these skills the two girls were ready take a little trip into deeper waters. There we saw plenty of blue striped grunts, blue chromis and butterfly fish. Partway into our dive, a barracuda swam overhead.
Too soon the dive was over and everyone surfaced. We made our way back to the shore from which we had entered the water. Exiting the water was made difficult by the strong barrage of waves that seemed more than happy to throw us into the sharp rocks lining the ocean's edge. Thankfully we all made it out of the water without injury.