Let me start by saying that scuba diving has been on my bucket list. Coming to Jeddah, I knew that my colleague Farid would engage me to learn and qualify. So I brought a Canon housing for my camera that would withstand depths to 120 feet. I immediately purchased a mask, boots, and fins. The wet suit was for protection from the coral and for the cold. I held back on the wet suit. So far the water has been around 86 degrees if you believe my dive computer. I got burned by some fire coral so I now have gloves too.