Well, we spent all day Saturday doing homework, and I mean all day! Then yesterday we spent at church. Today we had nothing to do, so we woke up early to go diving. We had to get our tanks filled and thought today being a holiday all the dive shops would be open and ready for business. We were mistaken. They did not open their doors till 10 am. That was really saddening because we could have slept in. We were going on a "beach dive", meaning we did not need a boat, meaning we only had to pay for our air. The little city of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (near Fort Lauderdale) has some wonderful beach dives. So we suited up, walked down the shore, and snorkeled to the reef about 150 yards out. It was pretty windy but the sun was out and the water was warm. After descending the waves did not bother us to much. This dive had much more life then I was expecting. If you want, here is a list of some of the things we saw: cow fish, french and queen fish, royal gramma, squirrelfish, powder brown and juvenile blue tang and a nurse shark.
It was nice getting away from the crowds on shore and disappear to the silence of the ocean. After our dive we tried out the burger joint across from the dive shop, Burgerfi. Talk about a good place to eat. Fresh burgers, fries with parmesan cheese and herbs, along with Boylan's soda. We were in heaven.