Saturday, February 10, 2007

Swimming with Sharks

I didn't have to work on Wednesday so we went scuba diving. The water was really rough and we got pretty sea sick, but once we were in the water we were great. On the first dive the dive guide told us that sometimes there are sharks in this particular place. I was super excited but super nervous.

When I was in Florida back in November I dove in a 6 million gallon dive tank and there were 9 sharks (I think it was 9). There was one sand tiger shark in the tank that was 8.5 feet long, it was huge and scary. So I had recently dove with sharks but in nature it is much different than in a giant tank.

We got down in the water and immediately saw two sea turtles. We continued swimming and sure enough the dive guide gave the signal for shark and straight ahead there were two sharks at the entrance of a cave. It was super cool to see sharks in the wild. The sharks didn't care about us much and after a few minutes they swam away. It was a very cool experience.

I had a great week in Hawaii and hope that I get to go there again soon.


Anonymous said...

Heather, your blog is very interesting...a good read! Can you share anything at all about your recent LOST filming?

I've sure enjoyed hearing your behind-the-scenes descriptions, and seeing your work on the show.



Heather Arthur said...

Hmmm...that is a good question. I am always hesitant to share too much about what I do on Lost especially before the show airs. I know I have quite a few Lost readers and I would never want to spoil anything for them. I wil share some pictures after the shows air that I am in. I tried to do that some last season. I am not on the show for a few weeks again but I will share about my time when I worked.

I have never been told anything about what I can and can't say so I use my best judgement. It is hard a times but I will try to share more stories, again after the show airs. Thanks for reading!