On July 19th Quayde and his very best friend Zack got to go to Catalina Island with their boy scout troop to finish their scuba requirements!
After driving and a little sight seeing in the area they boarded the Sand Dollar!
Michael had called and said that there were 11 of them in an area the size of our closet. I did not believe him until I saw the picture.
Here is the group completely excited about the all the amazing things that they were able to get to experience.
Quayde kept calling the gulls, penguins....silly boy. They were throwing food out to them and the birds were loving it.
Ready, set and go down
The cheap underwater camera really did not take very good pictures but Michael got some of him down under.
This boy of mine completely loves the ocean but wasn't so thrilled with the kelp.
They were able to do about four dives in the couple of days they were on the boat.
There was lots of swimming and snorkeling too!
Quayde and the crew were able to tour lots of military bases and they went to see the Queen Mary.
There was even some just plain old beach time on Coronado.
This was one of those trip of a lifetime things. Quayde wants to purchase his own boat someday. He already has plans to buy his own gear and continue everything that he learned. It was a week long adventure. I am so grateful for everyone that really worked hard so these young men could experience scuba and learn new skills. It took a lot of planning and work for this trip and the boys truly loved being out on the ocean.