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Disabled Diver

Discussion in 'Divers with Disabilities' started by MedFlame03, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. g2

    g2 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Port Townsend, WA
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    Karen, it was great chatting with you tonight. For you, here's some travel ideas for the best diving in 30ft or shallower. All of these are incredible dives, who cares about the depth. :D

    1. Isla Lobos Island, Galapagos. Seals, seals, seals! More fun than a barrel of puppies.

    2. Stingray City, Grand Cayman. Do you know how soft the underside of a stingray is?

    3. Bonaire Pier, at night. Seahorses are just too cool.

    4. Ice diving in Leadville, CO. A 12000ft altitude dive, with chainsaws. What more could anyone want?

    5. Any dive with a good DPV. Zooooom!

    6. For that matter, any dive with a good buddy. Anyplace, anytime.

    glenn
     
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  2. nielsent

    nielsent Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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    There is a name for people like yourself Med. Those ordinary people who undergo extraordinary circumstances and still manage to achieve their life's ambitions...

    Heroes...
     
  3. Bretes

    Bretes Guest

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    Location: new york
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    Hi MedFlame03,
    As you have mentioned your weakness in your post so I think more classes and refreshers both will work for you.
    Besides classes and refreshers do exercise for your shoulder and hands.
     
  4. JagNation

    JagNation Guest

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    Glad to hear you are doing better Med! Its nice to hear a insperational story!
     
  5. Jlpskydive

    Jlpskydive Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Satellite Beach, Fl
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    Great chatting with you tonight. Sorry I can't be there for the reunion with the water, but I know you will be well taken care of!! Have some great dives and talk to you later!!!!
     
  6. MedFlame03

    MedFlame03 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Pennsylvania
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    Well all it is finally here. I am on my way to Florida to Blue Heron Bridge to go diving. One of my biggest dream is finally coming true. Five years ago, I never thought this moment could ever happen. Even last year, I didn't think this could ever happen.
    I am so much looking forward to my time in Savannah and the Diving on Sunday at blue Heron Bridge. I am finally able to dive again. :) I will keep you all up to date on how things went in Florida. I will also post pictures as I get them downloaded.
    I would like to thank everyone for your confidence, faith and the encouragements you gave me to help me to keep moving forward. God Bless you.
    MedFlame03
    (Karen)
     
  7. KWS

    KWS ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SE TEXAS
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    Karen

    You are truly an inspiration. I look forward to the day that you and i can cross paths and dive together. PA may be a bit cold for me but fla could be common ground.

    Keith
     
  8. MedFlame03

    MedFlame03 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Pennsylvania
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    I know it has been a while since I went to Georgia and Florida, but I thought I posted a messages here before this. LOL. I guess I didn't.
    Anyway, I had the world's best time in Georgia and Florida. I want to thank everyone for making it all possible. A very big dream come true.
    Yes I got to dive, but unfortunately I had some problems with my bcd that I eventually had to call my dive. I did get to see a few things that was fantastic for me before I had to call the dive like, Sea Star, Octopus, and a few other wonderful fish and plants. :)
    Now that I am back home I went to my LDS and told him what happened and that is when we figured it out what was wrong. I have been diving some more since Florida with no problems. Unfortunately the weather has not been nice for the divers up here this summer. Dang weather. LOL. But hey the pool is the next best thing. Better than nothing that is for sure. LOL.
    Next year I am planning on coming back down to Florida and being able to dive without the worry that I had this year.
    Thank you ALL again for the confidence, faith, and encouragement you gave me to help me keep moving forward.
    I am back to diving again :)
    God Bless Everyone. Please take care and Please dive safe
    MedFlame03
    Karen
     
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  9. pasley

    pasley Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lakewood, CA
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    :D:cool2::banana::cheers:
     
  10. Scuba Cobra

    Scuba Cobra Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Jacksonville NC
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    congrats on the really inspiring story about your journey back to the water med, hope everything continues to get better and you have fun out there.!
     

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