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Hi Guys from the NC Mtns.

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by R A Diver, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. R A Diver

    R A Diver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Sugar Grove, North Carolina
    Hi Guys,
    Getting certified (is there any doubt) first weekend in December. Just 40 years later than I anticipated. Going to Crystal River, Florida. Really looking forward to this.
    Hope to see you all underwater some day.
    Any suggestions on the next classes to take. Want to eventually do wreck Diving.
    Well, here's to you.
    Robert Peurifoy
  2. Calle Roo

    Calle Roo Divemaster

    Welcome to SB Robert! :wavey:
  3. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
    Welcome to the board from Raleigh.
    There are a couple of schools of thought on how to proceed but IMO your best next step is to find someone local who dives actively, is willing to be your buddy and just dive. Nothing difficult, simple quarry dives or take a trip to the Fla Keys (esp if you can talk your buddy into it). Nitrox is a good course to take while getting in some dives. Once you have 15-20 dives, then consider AOW and then Rescue.
    We have world class wreck diving here in NC but it comes at a price. Our wrecks tend to be 2 to 3 hrs off shore, deep and sea conditions range from flat to 6 to 8 ft. You really need some experience diving, boat diving and diving in less than ideal conditions before heading off NC, again an experienced buddy who is willing to go with you is priceless....although most of us will do it for beer and maybe a burger. :) We do have a few closer in, shallower dives suitable for new NC divers. These wrecks are not as nice and the vis is usually a lot poorer than our well know wrecks but you should really consider doing several of them before heading farther off shore.
    Again, welcome to the board.
  4. john1bl

    john1bl Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Madison WI
    Welcome to the SB! from over the mountain I am in east TN
  5. floridanewbe

    floridanewbe Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: cocoa florida
    welcome aboard
  6. ccm357mag

    ccm357mag Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Beverly Hills Florida
    Hi Robert, Welcome to the board. When are you coming to Crystal River?

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