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First post, signed for first class

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by Belaflek, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Belaflek

    Belaflek Angel Fish

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    Hello.
    My name is Patrick. I just signed up for PADI open water classes. I've been trying to find stuff to do with my free time (37, no wife, no kids) and remembered a time at my sisters wedding snorkeling in Cozumel. My brother and his wife are big fans of diving and I never really gave it much thought. When I hopped in the water, I didnt want to come out and the next day they went on a dive and I couldn't go. It's always been on the outskirts of my mind ever since. I was at work and had just gotten paid and somehow I came across a local place that still had their $100 off Christmas special up so I signed up after calling and making sure it was still good.
    Now i am pretty pumped and mildly impatient. When I find something I want to learn I am voracious at research and trying to figure out as much as I can before starting. I like to cram my brain so I can be as prepared as possible. Being that its January my check dive at a quarry wont be til the spring so I get the feeling that after my pool dives ill be going back every weekend to the pool to practice.
    My brother pointed me to this board as in my life I am a network admin and tend to spend alot of times on various forums so bbCode and html embeds are easy. I hope any questions I ask in the future are reasonable and relevant as well as helpful to other noobs who may be reading.
     
  2. 300bar

    300bar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi Patrick,

    Welcome on :sblogo:

    Have FUN.:D
     
  3. aascubagirl

    aascubagirl Instructor, Scuba

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    Aloha and welcome to SB, Patrick! I look forward to seeing you around :O)
     
  4. DiverBizz

    DiverBizz Divemaster Candidate

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    Welcome and add more info. to your profile, such as general location and you can have possible dive buddies.
     
  5. loveto dive

    loveto dive Guest

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    Hi Patrick! Welcome to SB! Diving's a blast!
     
  6. ccm357mag

    ccm357mag Nassau Grouper

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    Welcome to the board Patrick, good luck and enjoy.
     
  7. tobonaire

    tobonaire Divemaster Candidate

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    Welcome Patrick.....you'll soon find yourself addicted to the dive world and always looking forward to your next great destination! Happy diving!
    Michelle
     
  8. M.HARDY

    M.HARDY ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    WELCOME ABOARD PATRICK
    Lots of good people here with good advice...I LUV SCUBA!! :lotsalove:
    Take Care & Dive Safe
    :D
     
  9. Belaflek

    Belaflek Angel Fish

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    Ill admit. Im tremendously exited about it.
    /edit - I updated some of the 411
     

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