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Forum: New Divers and Those Considering Diving

New to Diving? Have a question about training? Want to find out more about this thrilling activity? Post your questions here for other divers & instructors to help you on your path!
Please note: This forum has special rules. This forum is intended to be a very friendly, "flame free zone" where divers of any skill level may ask questions about basic scuba topics without fear of being accosted. Please show respect and courtesy at all times. Remember that the inquirer is looking for answers that they can understand. This is a learning zone and consequently, any off-topic or overly harsh responses will be removed. This forum is not open for threads offering goods or services.



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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pet Peeves And Safety Concerns For New Divers

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  1. Hello just signed up

    Started by scottwilson1, October 27th, 2014 07:21 PM
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  2. Wing lift?

    Started by stuartv, October 27th, 2014 09:14 AM
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  3. Appropriate to ask for a refund? Trip report from my first salt water dive!

    Started by richiewrt, October 13th, 2014 09:29 PM
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  4. Confused2 Recording dives ?

    Started by groovieguy, October 17th, 2014 03:08 PM
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  5. Big deal about amount of weight?

    Started by stuartv, October 27th, 2014 08:54 AM
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  6. Scuba diver to Jr. OW

    Started by WyGal, October 12th, 2014 02:55 AM
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  7. Big Grin New to the Forum

    Started by Belize Bill, October 19th, 2014 09:53 PM
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  9. Deaf After Snorkeling

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  10. Equalizing Issues for Younger Divers

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  11. Fresh to Salt weight question

    Started by Dnaber, October 14th, 2014 12:31 PM
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  12. Is there a hand signal for "wait a moment" or something similar

    Started by bladerunner6, October 10th, 2014 05:46 AM
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  13. Where do you book a scuba diving on net?

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  14. Ear Drum Hole

    Started by mohammad, October 10th, 2014 07:51 AM
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    Started by Derffie, October 5th, 2014 08:54 PM
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