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Hello from Spain!

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by ElizaDoolittle, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. ElizaDoolittle

    ElizaDoolittle Angel Fish

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    Hello everyone!

    Here's someone who has been pondering on the possibility of becoming a diver for so long that shortly I'll have to walk to the shore with a walking frame before diving in the water!

    Now, seriously, I'm 55, which is hardly a reasonable age to start diving, though it's not utter insanity, either. I'm from Spain, and I'll be starting my OWD course in a couple of weeks. I'm intent on succeeding, though I don't trust my own physical ability very much, but if I need twice as many swimming-pool sessions as others before doing my four compulsory dives in the sea, so be it.

    I'm so excited about the prospect that I've been doing nothing but reading about diving for one month now, and, in a burst of optimism, I decided to join the forum even before becoming a diver. I hope I can come back in a few weeks and say I'm an OWD!
     
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  2. Catito

    Catito Barracuda

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    Eliza Doolittle is so Spanish(!). Allicante? Go for it. I started later in life (after snorkeling for years). Good luck to you.
     
  3. ElizaDoolittle

    ElizaDoolittle Angel Fish

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    Yeah, it's taken from "My Fair Lady", my favourite film. Actually, the only relationship with Spain the name may have is because of the fact that the ryne in spine sties minely in the pline!
     
  4. Catito

    Catito Barracuda

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    Or...the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plains...I am married to a Spaniard who does not appreciate this rhyme
     
  5. Jay Adams

    Jay Adams Nassau Grouper

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    Welcome to the board, there's lot's of non divers and beginning divers in here, lots to learn. my mother didn't become a diver until her 60's, I certified at 45.
     
  6. ElizaDoolittle

    ElizaDoolittle Angel Fish

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    @Jay Adams, thanks! That's really encouraging!
     
  7. PJack

    PJack Angel Fish

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    I have been away from diving for a long time and just found this board as I get back into it, but as I remember learning to dive is more about relaxing into the experience and balancing your knowledge and ability with the conditions.

    Congratulations on moving forward with your goals:snorkel:
     
  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to Scubaboard. We're so pleased to have you join us!

    May I be so bold as to inquire why you are worried about your body letting you down? If you have a couple of weeks yet, get some exercise especially that which makes you more flexible. If you already do yoga you'll find that amazingly helpful, as much for the breathing and finding zen, as physical bendy bits of you.
     
  9. RemcoDutch

    RemcoDutch Divemaster Candidate

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    Hello, from Spain here aswell!

    So cool to hear you are taking these steps. I am sure you will be perfectly fine.
    Also nice to see some fellow Spanish Residents in here (I am originally Dutch).

    Are you located on the Mediterranean side?
     
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  10. Pat85

    Pat85 Nassau Grouper

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    Hola! Welcome aboard! I joined the board before I was certified too. It helps with enjoying SCUBA and lots of helpful folks here. Enjoy your classes!
     
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