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Posted: 12/19/2001 3:40:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2001 3:43:14 PM EDT by Nekkid80]
I've been diving since I was fifteen, about 10 years. Open Water is my only certification but stopped counting after 100+ dives. Most of it has been local and state side. I'm flying out to the Virgin Islands in January. I'm pumped!![0j]
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 3:42:20 PM EDT
... PADI certified
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 3:53:43 PM EDT
first job i had out of college was teaching SCUBA at two universities. best job i ever had. i got to hang out with wet college chicks in bathing suits and get paid for it. life has been downhill since then.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 4:03:02 PM EDT
Certified with SSI since I was 16 although ive got somewhere around 50+ dives i havent been in the water for a couple years. Been spending too much time and money on guns
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 4:07:52 PM EDT
Sold my Aqua Lung back in 1972. 72 cu ft US Divers. When I got out of the service and then college the price of gear had sky rocketed. Still keep my eye out for that used tank and regulator. If i ever run accross a set for under $300 I'm jumping. Still snorkel alot.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 4:18:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 4:23:09 PM EDT
Looking to get PADI certification this summer. Av.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 4:26:21 PM EDT
Nekkid80: You need to do some diveing on St. Croix, lived there for 5 years and going home soon. If you would like to know which shop or any other info on the area e-mail me. Padi Dive Master Public Safty Diver R35
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 4:27:36 PM EDT
Nice bugs SGB!
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 5:26:38 PM EDT
PADI since 1988 Paper
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 5:34:00 PM EDT
humm, PADI Open Water Cert Jun of 1993 Advanced Cert Nov 1993...November Cert Blue Whole in Santa Rosa, NM during awesome Blizzard conditions and 62 degree water. Have drove Cancun, Cozumel, in land caves such as Dos Sotos, Volcanos, lakes, rivers in Texas for a clean up deal, old quarries helping un quanified instructors find their class of newbies and I forget where else..... If it is water, you can blow bubbles Karsten
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 6:00:40 PM EDT
PADI Cert. 1986 Advance O/W 1987 Rescue Cert. 1989 Ice Dive Cert.1992 Dive Mast. 1994 Dove Antigua on my honeymoon, absolutely great.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 6:03:49 PM EDT
NAUI certified for the last year and a half. Haven't been on any dives (NEED $$$) since I got certified, though. Looking to pick up Advanced SCUBA cert. this spring, if I have the time.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 6:08:50 PM EDT
Advanced, Nitrox, and Rebreather certified... Haven't been diving in about three years though (since I moved out of CA). Might be moving to FL soon... Can't wait to get back into it. havoc
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 6:14:18 PM EDT
I have been dying to learn for about ten years. Can't find anyone around here that's interested in learning with me. Maybe that will all change if I can talk my bride into it. Hmmmmmmmm.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 6:28:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2001 6:20:07 PM EDT by kill-9]
SSI in '98. Been diving in Monterey, Maui, and Acapulco. [0j] -kill-9
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 6:28:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 6:30:47 PM EDT
2 years of diving (about 60) advanced open water and rescue diver certified love it!
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 6:56:21 PM EDT
PADI open water in '96. Have dived in cozumel and local lakes as well as the puget sound. Planning on getting my advanced this spring.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 7:39:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2001 7:33:56 PM EDT by AcidGambit]
Bump... PADI basic open water, then Advanced, then Rescue Diver+ Nitrox.... Doing mixed gas next week. You haven't been truly scared until you have done a 110' dive, at night, on a wreck... With Dolphins swiming around. 323dives in my log... Grand Cayman is the best. Mexico, Florida, Cayman Isl, Belieze, and Greece. I am told that diving causes brain damage.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 8:00:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2001 7:52:57 PM EDT by RoadDog]
Scuba diving is still on my long list of "wanna-do" sports/recreation. Gotta find the time to learn, though. Looks really fun. [b]-RoadDog [/b][0j]
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 8:12:31 PM EDT
Certified PADI and YMCA (which was a tougher standard, believe it or not) since 1979. Though I haven't logged any dives in quite a few years.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 8:13:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 8:20:57 PM EDT
NAUI since 1983. Done the Carib over and over. Like to get old and move to Saba. Done some smooth livin' there. Hugo in '89 just about got me. We'd been on Guadeloupe and went over to Dominica for a few days. D@mn storm was coming but we figured it was going north. By Friday we were up the creek. Hitched a ride on the very last plane out of Canefields in Rosseau on Saturday morning. Hugo hit two hours later. We got pushed out of the sky over Martinique. Our Twin Otter went into the runway sideways but the Concorde runway was wide enough to get it stopped. Gendarmes said we were on our own. I hot-wired a car and we got to Trois Reviers. Took five days to get back to the mainland. Caught a hop on a LIAT Caravelle up to Antigua and then stole a couple seats on a BWIA to Miami. Was d@mn happy to get back to the USA alive. Would'a rather been underwater.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 8:21:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SGB: Where in Florida Havoc? [:D]
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Deerfield Beach... Wherever the hell that is. Ms. havoc and I will be in southern FL for the holidays to visit her folks, and she has an interview scheduled while we're there. Her company is in need of her abilities there, and may transfer us. I had come close to getting a job in Vero Beach a few months ago, but never heard anything after I was promised an offer by the company in question... Which I view as very unprofessional. (Rant off)... And now back to SCUBA talk. havoc
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 8:22:13 PM EDT
NASDS since 1980 .
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 8:37:48 PM EDT
Two summers ago spent two weeks diving the Solomon Islands, got caught up in the revolution and nearly was taken hostage at a roadblock...was let go BECAUSE I was an American. Saw lots of unexploded ordinance up close and personal. Planes/ships etc. The year before Fiji (another revolution, but avoided the area of conflict). This past summer was in Mexico when the hurricane came through Baja and sunk a 125' dive boat. Our boat rescued some of the survivors. Vis was about 10' after the storm. Three years ago did Honduras (Bay Islands). Dove on some wrecks. Four years ago got bent in Dutch West Indies and did a little time in a chamber. Try to make a couple trips a year. Next trip is to Palau and to La Paz (in search of a whale shark).
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 8:58:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 10:34:56 PM EDT
Man! SCUBA and Sky Diving are on my list of things I HAVE to do! Skydiving won't be hard for me to do. There are quite a few places locally. But SCUBA is another thing! It's kinda hard to do much SCUBA when your a land-locked Hillbilly in MO! Unless, you wanna go do it in some Muddy ass lake, or some crapped out strip pit!
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 2:14:06 AM EDT
NASDS, me and the wife. it worked out great when I was in the Nav living in sunny so-Cal, did alot in the keys and Panama city(the best in Florida). Not much action since I moved back to the great mid-west. [:)>]
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 2:23:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2001 3:43:53 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
NAUI & PADI since 1974, started out as pipeline construction diver, I only do pleasure diving nowdays. Mike Edited to add my deepest dive was 167 feet in the caves off the SW end of Cozumel.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 3:29:59 AM EDT
Been PADI certified since 94. Love diving, love shooting, but no, I have never fired my Glock underwater!!!! Any other divers get asked this?
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 3:37:49 AM EDT
I_LUV_THE_NETHERWORLD!
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 3:40:20 AM EDT
SSI this past summer for the wife and myself, a mere 16 dives so far. The best was one to 110 feet at 'The Maze' off Grand Cayman. [beer]
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 4:23:49 AM EDT
Been an active diver since 1972...mostly dive wrecks off NC coast but have done diving in CA, the Keys, Jamaica and St. Johns. Will be leaving on 12/26 for a week of diving in Hawaii. My oldest son is now a PADI Divemaster, working on Instructor certification. My youngest will get certified this year. After Hawaii, my oldest is leaving for 4 months in Australia...will be doing a lot of diving. Hopefully I can get over there and do some diving with him. Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 4:42:52 AM EDT
signed up for introductory class in February. Have always wanted to try it. Did not know there was local places to dive in a landlocked central plains state. Also found out about the group trips to dive destinations.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 5:15:50 AM EDT
PADI 1983... Still haven't figured out how to keep a stogie lit underwater....
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 5:34:00 AM EDT
PADI since 1999. I am hoping to get Miss Magnum certified this winter. Best dive has been Crystal River FL. I'm amazed by the Manatees!
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 5:39:14 AM EDT
PADI Open Water cerfified while stationed at MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI in 1986. My instructor was Diane Cade. I stopped logging dives after 200 or so. There were only so many times I could write about the conditions at Sharks Cove, Three Tables, Pyramid Rock, Haleiwa Trench,... I swear we made at least 4 dives a week and ate like Kings on spiney and slipper lobster, Parrot fish, Squirrel fish, Taco,... We did more night dives than anything else and I will never forget the sunrises at 60 feet. I sold my gear as I was leaving K-Bay in '88, and I have not been "wet" since.[>(]
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 5:51:22 AM EDT
PADI certified since 1993. Unfortunately,a slight sinus problem I have makes it hard to equalize the water pressure. Sometimes, I'm able to dive, sometimes I can't. I never actually know until I get into the water. My last attempt was about 3 years ago at Grand Cayman. I couldn't even get to a depth of 40ft before my ears were killing me. The trip before that was in the Florida Keys. I was diving up to 70 ft with little problems. It's hard for me to get motivated to go diving anymore when I spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars for a dive trip when I'm not sure if I'll be even able to dive. I suppose I'll try again sometime, but not anytime soon. [b]ArmaLiter[/b]
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 6:02:56 AM EDT
Certified in 1985 through NAUI. Did basic, open water and experienced. Have over 200+ dives in US and Bahamas. Used to watch Cousteau as a kid and loved it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 6:48:32 AM EDT
PADI Advanced Open Water - 1987 Scuba qual really came in handy on deployments while I was in the Navy. Got to dive in some really cool places.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 6:49:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 6:56:20 AM EDT
Went diving this Saturday. Pelican Flats, off of Port Canaveral Florida. Boat load of lobster and grouper.
Link Posted: 12/20/2001 7:37:34 AM EDT
Naui since 1996 St. Croix, St. John are very nice. It is hard to go wrong in the carribean.
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