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So close to being new.....

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by Geobound, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Geobound

    Geobound Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Ontario
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    Hi folks as the title says, I'm so close to being new I can almost feel the wetness now.

    I've done my PADI written exam, and am now just waiting for the weekend after this to do my pool and open water.

    I've done lots of snorkelling over the decades so I figured it was time I went all the way and got certified.

    My fins, mask and snorkel have taken a beating over the past 30+ years so I went out to look at a new kit, and boy am I ever surprised to see whats in the shops now??

    The one piece glass mask that I used to wear weighs more than the combined weight of today's mask, snorkel and fins. LOL.....

    And wetsuits.........I'm sure you've all heard enough stories about trying on a wetsuit for the first time, but oh good lord did I struggle "slipping" into one in the store. Perhaps I'll save that story for another day.

    Anyway, I just wanted to stop in and say hi before I messed around in the forums and asked the usual "new guy" questions.

    Thanks for having me,

    John
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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    welcome to the nut house!
     
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  3. mcpowell

    mcpowell Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Georgia
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    John,
    Be forewarned, this place will make you want more gear! It will also help you to be a better diver.
     
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  4. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
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    Welcome to Scubaboard. You've come to a wonderful place on the net. Great people and advice.
     
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  5. Nick Steele

    Nick Steele DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Coral springs
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    Welcome to a great place!


    With reguards to the fitting room incident take a look at this thread it gives quite a few good laughs and can provide hrs of reading. Close call in the dressing room

    Have fun here and diving!
     
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  6. Geobound

    Geobound Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Ontario
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    Thanks for the welcome.

    I have to admit I've been a lurker for about a month now, but since I'm actually going through with the course I figured I would sign up for actual help and insight.

    Nick thanks for the link to the dressing room stories, I am going to check it out.

    I just posted my story / question, so if a mod wants to move it feel free.

    Warning though, it is a long one. LOL.......
     
  7. icechip

    icechip ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Maine
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    Welcome aboard!
    Dive safe.
     
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  8. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: ft. lauderdale, florida
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    howdy and welcome from southeast florida....good luck with your underwater skills.
     
  9. Sh0rtBus

    Sh0rtBus BUBBLLLLLLES! My Bubbles ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Denton, TX
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    Welcome to the depths! You've come to the right place for all things scuba. You'll find anything you ever wanted to know and maybe some things you didn't. But it's a great board with some great people!
     
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  10. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    Welcome. You should do great. I was just like you with all those decades of snorkeling until scuba at age 51. Good luck.
     
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