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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.



  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Who is responsible for what?

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    Started by Cave Diver, March 24th, 2011 07:14 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pet Peeves And Safety Concerns For New Divers

    Started by OE2X, February 14th, 2006 02:44 PM
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  1. how to handle panicky divers in group

    Started by ballastbelly, June 25th, 2014 11:09 AM
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    Started by Imapseudonym, October 4th, 2014 01:39 PM
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    Started by EastEndDiver, October 7th, 2014 02:58 PM
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  4. Confused2 Burning mask with lighter

    Started by PieDog, August 18th, 2014 05:04 PM
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  5. Newly certified, where should I go for a solo trip??

    Started by ScubaDoo83, August 18th, 2014 05:00 PM
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  6. Importance of compass on the console?

    Started by trsills, October 1st, 2014 09:52 PM
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  7. Question What to expect when equalising?

    Started by AfroBoy, September 28th, 2014 02:36 AM
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  8. Done

    Started by EricM., September 30th, 2014 12:56 AM
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  9. Where/how should I tether my console?

    Started by pdhenry, September 21st, 2014 09:51 PM
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  10. Question Aqualung Impression mask reviews?

    Started by Anytime123, September 23rd, 2014 08:51 AM
    aqua lung, aqualung, diving mask, mask, review
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  11. New Divers...Don't forget this before you hit the water!

    Started by Oldbear, September 22nd, 2014 06:33 AM
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  13. shark diving. Am I qualified?

    Started by zyntherius, September 19th, 2014 10:50 PM
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  14. From open water diver to instructor. Cost?

    Started by zyntherius, September 24th, 2014 03:18 AM
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