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New diver ready to rack up some dives

Discussion in 'Introductions & Greets' started by MaxPat, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. MaxPat

    MaxPat Registered

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    Location: Slidell
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    Hello All,
    I recently got both my open water and advanced open water certifications. I’m really wanting to get into spearfishing. I live outside New Orleans and will be making weekend trips to anywhere that has a few fish from Gulf Shores to Panama City. I’ve been doing my research for awhile now on regulations and am excited to go after some lionfish, small (15lbs and under) reef fish. A trip for some lobsters would be sweet too. If anybody is looking for a dive buddy I’d love to learn the ropes from some folks with experience. I look forward to posting reports soon. Be safe out there.
    Max
     
  2. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Banned

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Naples, FL
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    Awesome man! I hear up there north of Tampa is some of the best spearfishing in the world. Since its somewhat remote it doesn't get fished a lot. I have been putting in time this year at home and I was thinking next year in the spring I might drag my boat up that way and try to win a category or 2 in the Florida Spearfishing Tournament :)

    It takes a while to fish identification down. I thought I would pick it up right away, I have rod and reel caught just about everything you can think of. It was not nearly as easy as I thought it would be, the fish look totally different :) So I would concentrate on that first good luck and keep me posted on your reports.
     
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  3. Mark Archer

    Mark Archer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: The Woodlands, Texas
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    did you happen to find some cue cards for legal fish to spear?
     
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  4. MaxPat

    MaxPat Registered

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    Location: Slidell
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    Didn't put much effort in to finding any. I just printed them at home and got them laminated at kinkos.
     
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  5. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
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    Welcome to ScubaBoard and congratulations on getting certified.
     
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  6. MaxPat

    MaxPat Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Slidell
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    Thanks Comp. Went freediving today with a guy I meet on a spearfishing forum. He showed me the ropes on spearing in Lake Pontchartrain. If you want viz, this is not the place. I saw a few shooters(sheepshead) but only took one shot and missed. My coach nailed 6. Good day learning, and gaining more experience.
     
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  7. George Monnat Jr

    George Monnat Jr Divemaster (DM) ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Austin, TX
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    Hey Max. If you're ever here in Central Texas I'd be happy to discuss dive options or go diving with you.
     
  8. iamrushman

    iamrushman Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: ft. lauderdale, florida
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    howdy and welcome from south east florida...
     
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  9. Dashiell

    Dashiell Registered

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    Location: New Orleans LA 70113
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    Hi I live in New Orleans and am getting my open water at the end of October. I am also looking to rack up some dives. I don’t have any friends that are into diving so I need a dive budy! I have a car and am willing to drive to Florida! Let me know if your interested!!!
     
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  10. George Monnat Jr

    George Monnat Jr Divemaster (DM) ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Austin, TX
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    I'd be happy to dive with you if you're ever in Central Texas or maybe somewhere between, but driving to FL is the better option.
     

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