Hello From Texarkana TX

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by texarkandy, May 7, 2007.

  1. texarkandy

    texarkandy Nassau Grouper

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    I'm 46 y/o dad currently working on OW certification with my daughter and been reading on here the last couple of weeks. This is a really great site.

    I got PADI OW certified about 25 years ago from an LDS in El Paso, TX ,but only made 4 dives outside of my cert. dives.

    Would like to hear from some local divers in Texarkana area -doesn't seem to be any kind of club here? I figure we'll dive Lakes DeGray & Quachita mostly.
     
  2. TwoBitTxn

    TwoBitTxn Scuba Instructor

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    Welcome to the boards.

    I'm sure there are some people who will be willing to talk diving the Arkansas lakes around here somewhere.

    Good for you diving with your girl.

    TwoBit
     
  3. Beach_Bunny

    Beach_Bunny Single Diver

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  4. texdiveguy

    texdiveguy Orca

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    WELCOME!!!!

    Hope you have a boat or pontoon...as most of the diving on these to lakes is non shore access.

    Good luck in class and enjoy the time together with your daughter diving. :D
     
  5. snepdiver

    snepdiver Great White

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    Welcome to Scubaboard. Good to have you with us.
     
  6. texarkandy

    texarkandy Nassau Grouper

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    We have a fish-n-ski - now I wish I hadn't sold the pontoon! Am hoping to find some experienced folks to dive with after we get our certs cause we'll still be "newbies" at that point.

    We get to DFW area frequently (used to live in FM) & I'm looking at visiting ScubaToys sometime in the next couple of weeks for snorkel gear & look at equip.
     
  7. PePaw

    PePaw Manta Ray

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    Welcome Aboard !
    It's great diving as a family. My oldest daughter actually got the wife and I into the sport.
    Enjoy !
     
  8. scubatoys

    scubatoys ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Welcome to the board! And we'll look forward to seeing you in the shop. Make sure you find Joe, say Hi, and let us know you're a SB member!
     
  9. driftin' by

    driftin' by Surface Interval Member

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    Welcome to SB! :beerchug:

    Good luck with your (re)certification!
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't know those lakes. Do dive with experienced divers only, and post again on the Texas forum.... ;)

    If you haven't yet, click Forums above and start going thru the list - looking for those of interest to you, especially your local dive club. Always good to try a Search before starting a new thread, tho :search: - click here for Search help, and be careful about posting Threads & Replies before reading the Sticky threads at the tops of most forums. PM me if I can help you around here..

    :cowboy: don
     
  11. Jason Ooi

    Jason Ooi Scuba Instructor

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    Welcome to :sblogo:
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  12. mudhole

    mudhole Surface Interval Member

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    Look under "Forums" for shortcuts to everything to do with diving. . . Drop way down that list until you reach "Regional" look under the "United States" under that list you will find "Midwest Muck Divers" and you'll find lots of discussion about those lakes. Also, under "United States" you will find texas swamp divers and Louisianna divers, talking about other areas. As for clubs, over the last 25 years most clubs have fallen apart. . . leaving divers to search for partners on their own.

    Lake DeGray is a beautiful lake with sand bottoms and good visibility. You can dive from shore at the parks. There are more divers going to Ouachita, more air stations and more "toys" sunken in the lake for exploring. You'll find help and advice as you work your way through the forums. . . and let your daughter browse the photo galleries.
     

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