Hi everyone from cold Indiana!

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by jeepchick, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. jeepchick

    jeepchick Divemaster

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    Hi everyone! I'm new to diving, just finished my OW class a few weeks ago, have not done the checkout dives yet (it's 8 degrees here today). I hope to go to Florida in January to do checkout dives and possibly AOW too at the same time. My goal is to become an instructor, at the least a DM. I fell in love with diving the first time in the pool, have now purchased my own equipment and am looking for opportunities to dive around here and in other places. I'm a stay home mom of 3 kids, have worked in the medical field and was a firefighter/EMT for 8 years. We love adventure, running races, snow skiing, travel so diving is great for me! I can get away any time to dive so would love to meet others in my area to dive with. I would love to dive with experienced people as I think that's the best way to learn! Look forward to hearing from other divers as I will take any advice I can get!
     
  2. Diving Doc

    Diving Doc Scuba Instructor

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    8 degrees!!!! luxury. Thats the water temp here at the mo!!!!

    welcome to the board and good luck with the instructor plan. Anything i can do...just pm me!!

    Most important peice of advice i can give u is this....don't get hung up doing course after course, make sure you get lots of fun in too and make sure that you buy equipment thats gonna last and support you for strenuous diving as an instructor.!
     
  3. eckybay

    eckybay Princess of Dorkness

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    Welcome to the board from the state next door!


    I'm betting jeepchick means it's 8 degrees Fahrenheit, not Celsius
    (8 degree Fahrenheit = -13.3333333 degree Celsius)
     
  4. Diving Doc

    Diving Doc Scuba Instructor

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    ouch....in that case you win!!! oh the humanity!!!!:shakehead
     
  5. SCUBAJENNIFER

    SCUBAJENNIFER Orca

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    Welcome to :sblogo:!!

    We need a few more Hoosiers!! :D

    And yes it's been freakin' freezin' this week!!!!!!
     
  6. Diving Doc

    Diving Doc Scuba Instructor

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    whats a hoosier...forgive a poor ol englishmans ignorance
     
  7. SCUBAJENNIFER

    SCUBAJENNIFER Orca

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    A Hoosier is a resident or native of the U.S. state of Indiana
     
  8. Diving Doc

    Diving Doc Scuba Instructor

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    ok....thanks for that but why?
     
  9. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest

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    Brrrrr... I still remember the winter it hit 81 below (with the wind chill) in Chicago where I "grew up." I've stayed on Catalina for 37 years because of weather like that... and the great diving. It's a good thing there are brave folks like you (and my sister) that seem to "weather" it and prevent even greater over-crowding here and in Florida.

    Hope you get those cert dives in and continue to enjoy the sport!
     
  10. eckybay

    eckybay Princess of Dorkness

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  11. Steve_Dives

    Steve_Dives Single Diver

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    Welcome! Maybe we'll see you over at Gilboa?

    Oh yeah, and take me with you to Florida!!!! Pah-leeeease! I had 11F here this morning. My "buddy" in Miami informed me it was 64F there.
     
  12. Midnight Star

    Midnight Star Loggerhead Turtle

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    Welcome to SB! I've heard there's a nice quarry in IN, and plan on hitting that this upcoming year. I might see you there.

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    Mike.
     
  13. indydivegal

    indydivegal Single Diver

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    Welcome! A another OW Hoosier - Yippee!!!!!! I am not far from Greenfield, if you need a dive buddy let me know. I too have completed the class, and am awaiting the weather to break to do the dives.
     
  14. jeepchick

    jeepchick Divemaster

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    Hey! Thanks for all the replies! I did get some good gear I think. I got an XCel wetsuit, a Seaquest Diva bc and Aqualung Legend XL regs. Hopefully it will last me a long time! Can anyone tell me what the best way is to meet people to dive with? I have a lot of free time to go diving so it would be nice to have a variety of people to do it with. I have read on this website that we don't really have a "good" dive club in the area, so..... any suggestions?

    ______________________________________________________
    "Life, is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving."
     
  15. eckybay

    eckybay Princess of Dorkness

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    You've already found the best way!! Post here, probably under the Great Lakes Wrecking Crew Sub-forum http://www.scubaboard.com/forumdisplay.php?f=188 when and where you want to go, and more than likely you'll find plenty of willing buddies.
     
  16. Dive1Dennis

    Dive1Dennis Single Diver

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    Welcome Jeepchick. It's cold here too, I had 6 F. this morning.
    Your screen name caught my attention, I have an 80 CJ5 that I did a full frame-off restoration to a few years ago!
     
  17. SCUBAJENNIFER

    SCUBAJENNIFER Orca

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    I'll dive with you locally anytime....or should I say anytime after it gets warm!!! :D
     
  18. JeffG

    JeffG Giant Squid

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    Either that or you two could go out and do some cow tipping.
     
  19. SCUBAJENNIFER

    SCUBAJENNIFER Orca

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    :shakehead....

    and here I thought we were friends...
     
  20. indydivegal

    indydivegal Single Diver

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    LOL Cow Tipping - now that brings back memories LOL!!!!
     

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