New to Scuba Board - New Diver

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by laika, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. laika

    laika Guest

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    Hello everybody. I have started diving a month ago and I have already dived at Greece (well, I am Greek), at Cyprous and at the Red Sea. Now the holidays are over, I am at the office and I can not think anything alse except diving! Well, being a novece diver, I want you to introduce me to my country. Are there any good diving sites at Greece? I have to start planning my next holidays!
     
  2. Scott Riemer

    Scott Riemer Humbolt Squid

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    Welcome to the board and to the sport. I just looked over in the Europe Forum and saw some fresh threads about diving in Greece. Head on over there and look around.
     
  3. PamJScuba

    PamJScuba Angel Fish

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    Hi Laika,

    I'm in the process of obtaining my OW Cert and am in the same boat with planning my future vacations. Just can't seem to keep diving off of my mind. I will be certified at the end of September.

    Enjoy,

    Pam
     
  4. baitedstorm

    baitedstorm Scuba Instructor

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    Heya and welcome to the Board. Greece looks amazing!! You'll have to share some stories with us in a new thread sometime. Congrats on your recent certification!
     
  5. GrierHPharmD

    GrierHPharmD Scuba Instructor

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    Congratulations on your certification! You might enjoy reading the New2Scuba and the Basic Scuba Discussions forums, as they have a lot of useful information, especially for a new diver.

    Welcome to the board. I'm glad you found us!

    -Grier
     
  6. headhunter

    headhunter Renaissance Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to ScubaBoard! :happywave

    Congratulations on being a new diver and starting right away with some increadible dive locations (even if you do live there ;) )!

    Dive safe!

    Christian

    P.S. Due to the high volume of new posts in the Introductions and Greets forum, it's not always possible to keep up with all the new posts here. So, please help me out and send me a PM if you post anything you want me to read or repsond to in this forum.
    :palmtree: :sunny
     
  7. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    Hello from Matt,

    Welcome to ScubaBoard ! :1poke: I came here to look for help with my scuba diving dream and the response has been fantastic. So, I know you will enjoy being a member here.
    There are a lot of nice and informative scuba divers. It's a good place to meet other divers and share experiences and dreams. Take care from Matt. :snorkels:
     
  8. murphdivers286

    murphdivers286 Single Diver

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    Welcome Aboard!!!

    It's addictive, but who cares?!?!?

    Good friends and good info. What could be better???

    P.S. - If you have not already done so, please fill out your profile.

    I have never been to Greece, but always wanted to go. I heard the waters there are very coldddddd.
     
  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Howdy!

    Just want to add my welcome, too! PM me if I can help you find your way around here.

    This is a great way to relife the last dive trip, get ready for the next, and kill the pain while waiting. Check out our Europe forum...

    don :crafty:
     
  10. scuba_chick55

    scuba_chick55 Barracuda

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    Greece eh? My bro is obsessed with Greece and everything else over there. Welcome to the board. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me.
     
  11. baltimoron

    baltimoron Humbolt Squid

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    Hero poli, laika! (i think thats how you say it.)

    Welcome to Scuba Board!!! I guess what you have is, "the Ascent Effect" as I call it. Don't worry. Reading this site and posting will ease your longing to get back in the water. Take solace in this- I heard that no part of Greece is more than 85 miles from the sea, so thats only about two hours!

    Some of us have been talking about making Diving an olmypic sport, too bad they didn't make it a sport before this Olympics! Go Hellas Go!

    Zack
     
  12. laika

    laika Guest

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    Thanks for the reply. So, this "Ascent Effect" is normal? Will I be able to work again or will I spend every week day surfing the internet about diving?

    In any case, today is Friday, so tomorrow I will be under the water again. Life is not that bad after all!
     
  13. laika

    laika Guest

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    Well, the water is pretty cold at some islands, but is very warm at Chalkidiki, Skiathos, Skopelos, Allonissos, etc.. I do not know much about diving sites though, since I have dived only at Chalkidiki and most on my dives were training dives, so I was more anxious to survive my instructors' teaching techniques (switching off my air, taking of my mask etc) than to enjoy the scenery. I will keep you informed, so you may decide that our next holidays will be in Greece!
     
  14. Azotomix

    Azotomix Manta Ray

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    Benvenuto a bordo from the middle of Mediterranean sea. :azvatar:
    and to the underwater world :fish:
    I know the feeling of coming back to work. Depressing. The only thing you want is to go back diving...
     

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