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Hello from Michigan

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by Jrenaud, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Jrenaud

    Jrenaud Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Livonia, MI
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    Hello everyone,

    I completed my PADI Open Water certification the summer of 2014. I originally got certified because I had an upcoming, work paid for, trip to Jamaica that fall. I since then have been hooked and proceeded to get my Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue Diver certifications over the last two years. I was contemplating going down the UTD Technical Diving route, but after purchasing all the gear for diving with doubles I've found that I really don't care for all the extra hassle involved with lugging around double tanks, ha! So I'm not sure where I'm going to go from here but the only certain thing is that I will be in the water doing it.

    I enjoy diving in warm water, but nearly all of my dives have been locally, so I'm not afraid of the cold. Low 40's F at depth is my usual limit with my 7mm wetsuit. Eventually I'll be purchasing a drysuit, but for now I'm still enjoying myself. I've mostly dove local lakes, but I've also dove the Saint Clair River a few times. Last summer I just started diving some of the wrecks on Lake Huron, and I really enjoy that.

    I've browsed this forum several times over the years so I decided it's now time to make an account, especially since I have a few things I'm looking to sell, but also since I'll be looking for new people to dive with since my dive buddy is leaving the country on work assignment for the next couple years.
     
  2. Erich S

    Erich S Barracuda

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    Welcome from a former Michigander!
     
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  3. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    Welcome from a fellow Midwesterner and Michigan native (in the Chicago area for 21 years now).
     
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  4. Katie L

    Katie L Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Brooklyn, New York
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    Former Michigander here! Any plans for Lake Superior? I'm not sure how accessible the wrecks are but I've heard there are a lot.
     
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  5. NYCNaiad

    NYCNaiad Dive babble all day long Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NYC
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    Welcome! I'm one of those divers who also dives wet in cold water down to 43F...although I usually prefer dive warm. Those people in dry suits think I'm crazy so I'm sure you'll soon hear that a dry suit is the way to go. And it probably is...but not for the small amount of cold water diving I do.

    Happy diving!
     
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  6. Jrenaud

    Jrenaud Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Livonia, MI
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    I'll need to dive dry before I can do those wrecks. Which I do plan on getting a dry suit, but probably next year. I believe some of the wrecks are shallow enough for my current certification, but many are deep. I started doing some on lake Huron last summer and had a great time.
     

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