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Done it! I'm an open water diver :)

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Darkprincze, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Darkprincze

    Darkprincze Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Northern Ireland
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    Hey folks,

    Completed my Padi OW today. Thanks for all the help, tips and support. It was a rough check out. But I did it. 9 degrees C. 2m vis. Jellyfish. Surely it can only get better? Diving demands respect. More than i had originally allocated. I found the open water dives tough. Almost walked at one point, but I had a great and patient instructor and we got there in the end! Now to get a few dives under my belt. Get a little more comfortable. I was originally going to go straight into Advanced open water and drysuit speciality. (You need it for this climate). But I am just not ready. Pleased, actually over the moon with what I have achieved. But a little experience within my limitations will see me well. :)

    cheers.
    Paul.
     
  2. Wineaux

    Wineaux Contributor

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: San Jose, California
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    Congratulations!
     
  3. alfie227

    alfie227 Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: chile
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    Congrats, a solid achievement.
    Now just keep diving.
     
  4. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    14,944
    4,183
    Congratulations. I'll never forget those exact words right after I cleared my mask for the last skill-- "Congratulations you're an open water diver" and a hand shake. 9C--that was about our water temp. today here in Nova Scotia. Yeah, it only gets better.
     
  5. Ocean County Diver

    Ocean County Diver Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: PT. Pleasant NJ
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  6. doctormike

    doctormike Medical Moderator Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York City
    6,890
    7,041
    Good on ya, mate..!

    A dry suit may well be what lets you fill up that log book without too many tickets to the Caribbean. Congrats!
     
  7. Necklinsberg

    Necklinsberg Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lancaster County, PA
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    Outstanding -- great job!!!
     
  8. grantwiscour

    grantwiscour Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kona Coast, Big Island of Hawaii
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    Congrats and Great Job! Keep your chin up. Keep learning and keep diving...the more you do of both the more comfortable you'll be underwater and the more fun you'll have.
     
  9. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    36,349
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    Congratulations! Now, go forth and dive . . . and remember to practice your skills, especially the ones that gave you trouble!
     
  10. Wildbill

    Wildbill Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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    CONGRATS.... welcome to the under (water) world!!!
     

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