Woke up from my alarm - not from the air-conditioning raining on me - a welcomed improvement. Stacy and I did a combination skill demonstration practice / fun dive. We walked down to Club Red and practiced our demonstrations on the sandy bottom in about six meters of water, then did a fun dive back to Nesima. There was nothing fantastic about the dive, but it was nice to finish off with a recreational dive. We spent the morning practicing with the tables and the wheel. I was reminded that I hate the wheel.
At lunch we went back to the Hilton and this time I was successful in getting money out. Also had a very expensive and poor lunch at a pub at the Hilton.
In the afternoon I went with Jack's open water class' first open water dive. It was very stressful as I spent the entire dive darting around grabbing students - they had no buoyancy control and my ears were definitely feeling the many accents. Spent the afternoon one homework and then beers by the pool. Then I successfully chatted with Amy on the internet. I had dinner with Jo and Cess, Stacy, and Stephen at the Indian restaurant. I've seen the restaurant there since I first came to Dahab two years ago, and I've always been tempted, but I've never seen anyone eating there. So I was a little scared, but it was great.
[Entry written from notes November 4, 2000]<\I>