Peter the free diving ninja and his orange sea-doo !
Meeting Maceik Again
I am just back from a short break on the South side of the island of Tenerife where I took advantage of an invitation that was thrown out to the club in general at Maceik’s leaving do some weeks ago. Iâ€™m not sure that poor Maciek thought anybody was going to take him up on the offer so quick but he did make the mistake of sending me on his Spanish mobile number. We arrived on Sunday and just chilled out for the day, but on Monday I sent a text to Maceik to see how he was and what was the story with booking a few dives. He called me back at the end of his working day and was good enough to arrange for me to be picked up outside my hotel the next morning, I did try to negotiate with him about the pick up time as 08.30 is too early for me even at home but I was on the losing side!!!!
The following morning I awoke at 08.12 to the sound of my watch alarm, turned it off and said I would get up in 5 minutes but one minute later the alarm on my phone went off, I tried to ignore it for a minute but a sharp elbow from my significant other was my signal to get up and turn it off. Fortunately I had packed some stuff in my back pack the night before so grabbing a bottle of water from the fridge I went down to meet my lift to the dive center. I was met 2 minutes later right on time by the lovely Ramona who came to Tenerife 10 years ago for a short break and is still there to this day!!!! Ramona had two of her dogs in the back of the jeep who were so well behaved that I did not even know there were even there until the end of the journey when they jumped out looking forward to another tough day lying down in the dive center sleeping, running around, being petted by the divers and getting thrown some tidbits from the guys in between dives. Then Maceik came out from the equipment room all smiles and hand shakes it was good to see him and he seemed to have to have settled in well. He booked me in to the center and give me some form to fill in, made it all so easy. We had time for a quick chat and he told me of his lucky escape two weeks before when some Muppet in a uninsured rental car knocked him off his motorbike, he is ok but the bike needs a lot of work to repair it. The sea water is good for healing his cuts and scrapes so no break from work for him, anyway onto the diving.