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Starting cave class with Bert Wilcher

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by kosap1, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. kosap1

    kosap1 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    I have finally chosen to take the plunge into the magical world of cave diving. I am going to be taking a cave class in October with Bert. I have had a few friends who swear by him and recommended him hands down to me.

    I am very excited about the class, I have been cavern diving for a little while and I think I'm ready to move to the next step.

    If you have any tips or advice please feel free to share.
  2. contender

    contender Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country
    Good Choice, I may just come along for that class, just to help you out.:eyebrow:
  3. kosap1

    kosap1 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    That would be so great Chad, I'm sure that we could have a lot of fun. After I finish everything I would like to go diving with you though.
  4. K Mejean

    K Mejean NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Brandon Florida
    You picked a great instructor. I did my cavern with Bert and I am working on Adveanced Nitrox and Deco with him now. I will do my cave with him as well. He is an outstanding instructor.
  5. LiteHedded

    LiteHedded Great White

    can't go wrong with bert
    GREAT guy
  6. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    Congratulations! Have fun with your class.

    You did all the hard stuff in cavern. You'll do it again, but it isn't new the second time.
  7. UCFKnightDiver

    UCFKnightDiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    I will echo what TSandM said,Congratulations. You will do lots of drills on your cavern skills which are the basis for cave diving, and be expected to have them down pat. Have fun in your class!
  8. Dr. Doug Ebersole

    Dr. Doug Ebersole ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    You made a great choice. Bert is both a great instructor and just a great guy. You'll learn a lot and have a great time as well. Hint: Don't let him "kill you" by tricking you to follow him off the line in the Ginnie ballroom. He frequently tries that one on his students!!! :)

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