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Newbie Planning To Get Certified Soon

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by BeachedBum, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. BeachedBum

    BeachedBum Angel Fish

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Indiana
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    Hi, I am living in Indiana, used to live in Florida and am planning to move back to the Tampa Bay area. I think I want to wait to take my dive training until after I move. That way I can test in The Gulf Of Mexico instead of some cold, murky lake or quarry here in the Midwest. Anybody have dive school recomendations around Tampa Bay?
    I think I would rather do actual classroom face to face training rather than online, any opinions?
    I've started collecting vintage dive knives any ideas where I should look besides ebay?
     
  2. Tecomah

    Tecomah Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Flurda
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    greetings from tampa. I've done the majority of my training through instructors associated with EZ scuba, but theres a bunch of good instructors in the Tampa bay area
     
  3. Sortsol

    Sortsol ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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    Where specifically will you live? Tampa Bay Area is a big area.
     
  4. 1alexie

    1alexie Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Canada
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    Hey, just like you I am also a newbie looking for some tip from the best scuba divers here.
     
  5. BeachedBum

    BeachedBum Angel Fish

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Indiana
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    I will be living between Clearwater and St. Pete.
     
  6. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Welcome and have fun
     
  7. Sortsol

    Sortsol ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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    I'd check out the PADI website to locate a shop near your new home. I'm about an hour north of there, but there are a lot of good shops in that area. Good luck and welcome!
     
  8. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
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    One thing about certifying in cold, murkey water - everywhere else will be so much easier to dive and you will appreciate the warm, high vis conditions so much more.
     

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