SEATTLE, Washington Two years ago, I open-water certified in Honduras. My cousin Ryan, a Navy diver, had just passed away and, well, someone had to keep horsing around underwater, aggravating our elders...
Every descent, I think about him. And now I wish I could ring his freaky walkie-talkie phone and yelp: "My first Sport Diver story came out. Right next to my friend Ted's. How's that for a Christmas pressie?"
He'd probably talk smack. No, he definitively would. "Sport Diver, sure, OK for you amateur tourist types..."
But he'd have shared the thrill. I'm certain.