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OW at 55!

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by stephen pedi, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Mark Carrig

    Mark Carrig Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Memphis TN
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    Certified Open Water on June 10th of this year. Just 9 days short of my 61st B-Day.

    Since then I've achived Specialty Diver status, 4 specialty courses, 3 different quarry location weekend dive trips Mermet Springs Ill, Blue Water Park, Pelham AL, and Martha's Quarry, Mt Juliet TN, and am 8 dives away from my Advanced Open Water. (I'll get that my next dive wekend , 4 dives each day.

    The irony of this ? Since I was a little kid in the 60's I wanted to be a certified scuba diver as well as a member of the Submarine Service.

    I earned my Dolphins when I was 19
    I earned my Open Water cert at 60.

    I tend to do things backwards.. <LOL>

    You can do it !!
     
  2. Catito

    Catito Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Palm Beach County, Fl
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    Not crazy. I did it. Always swam and snorkeled...just never got around to scuba. I have 60 plus dives in my first year of certification. Hoped to have more but COVID slowed my roll. I highly recommend going for AOW and nitrox certification. Next on my list: rescue
     
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  3. stephen pedi

    stephen pedi Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: new york
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    If I'm reading that right we have a 12:56 pm slack? If so what time would we meet at the Caps?
     
  4. coldwaterglutton

    coldwaterglutton Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Connecticut
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    SP sent you a PM we will take this offline.
     
  5. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    I did the swim/snorkel/body surf, etc. thing too since childhood. But lived inland up North in Canada age 23 until age 51. Moving to the coast was the reason I got certified. Before that, I gave it very little thought as it made no sense to me. Diving in cold Northern lakes had no appeal, nor did diving once yearly in the tropics as a "vacation" diver. That didn't seem safe, though I couldn't put it into words at the time and didn't know what a vacation diver was.
     

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