Message 8 Gulf Stream off of Miami Fl, 15:00.
I was taking a freediving class with performance freedivers. It was the open water portion of the class where we practicing breath hold diving in the ocean.
The morning started calm, but there were 3ft swells by the time we had finished diving. It was sunny and 75 degrees. I caught a cold, and my sinuses were messed-up so I couldn't go very deep. It was great to be in the fairly warm and clear water for a change.
I used a plastic bottle that I found on the side of the road, and snuck it over the side as we pulled up the anchor and headed for home.