Family Blog post

ith this in view and in mind, I ask “You ready?” to my 16-year-old son. We’re sitting on the edge of a large rubber dinghy in 5mm wetsuits with hoods, gloves and full scuba gear.

With a sweeping gesture at the surrounding ocean, the dive instructor, who has completed his briefing, jocularly shouts “The pool is open!” His instructions are: make a military role off the dinghy, descend slowly to 60 feet and then swim through the heavy current to a rocky pinnacle, where we are to grab hold and wait. Wait for what drew us here – hammerheads and a few Galapagos sharks.