as promised, here is my update. The ocean dives went fairly well. One thing i forgot to mention earlier is that i have had a hip replacement in december of 2k. So as it stands now i have one good hip and one left to replace. So with that being said, The ocean dives got dragged out by an extra week because i would get 2 or 3 dives in each saturday, and when i would wake up on sunday, my bad hip would be in some serious pain. But all eventually worked out. I just got my C-Card today!!! Wahooo!!!!!!!
So thanks for the motivation. And if anyone ever wants to dive in monterey, drop me a line. Id be glad to go out. Kelp is Cool!