- Once in the water, I had more
problems. I was having a lot of difficulty getting my buoyancy
right, and I started to sink. The plan was to drop down to 30
feet, then swim over to the iceberg. I was now at 70 feet and
dropping! I also had a leak in my dry suit and cold water was
getting in. I managed to calm down and get back up to a better
depth, but things were not good.
- The ice was fascinating though.
The blue hues and the scalloped shapes of the iceberg were mesmerizing.
Too bad I wasn't really able to enjoy the view for very long.
I was still having problems. As you get closer to the ice, the
mix of fresh seawater vs. melted freshwater changes, which changes
- I eventually surfaced and canceled
the dive. It was not worth the risk, given all the problems I
was already having. As soon as I climbed back into the Zodiac,
I started vomiting from seasickness. It was a bit of a crushing
defeat, but I'm still alive. Iceberg diving can be very tricky
and dangerous. They can break apart and roll at any time.