We, (my wife and I ) haven't done our OW yet as there is still ice on the lakes here in N.H. .We have finished the NAUI class and pool training. My son and his wife were PADI certified last year and bought us starter equipment for our anniversary. We are excited and already have planned a trip to Bonaire later this year. Hopefully my daughter will be the next diving "victim" in our family as a result of the dive trip! SB forums have been an excellent resource for helping me to make some equipment purchase decisions. Glad to be a part of the diving community!