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The adventure begins today...

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Lefty Writer, May 6, 2011.

  1. Lefty Writer

    Lefty Writer Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: League City, Texas, United States
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    Good morning, and Happy Friday, y'all!
    Today my wife and I begin a our new adventure in this fascinating sport. We start our OW classes this evening in the NASA/Clear Lake area of Houston! We've been studying our textbook for the past couple of weeks, and I've been reading as many posts on this board as time allows.

    Ever since I went snorkeling in Tahiti so many years ago, I've been wanting to do this for a long time, and now the timing has worked out for us.

    I hope to post a regular series of blogs on our training on my newly established blog here: Lefty Writes.

    Have a great day, everyone!

    carpe cerevisi
     
  2. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Kentucky
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    Good luck to you & have fun!!!:D


    Warning: it can be a very addicting sport.....:cool2:
     
  3. LivBlue

    LivBlue Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Dallas, TX
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    I'm currently 1/2 way through. Did all the pool stuff last week and this week we hit Clear Springs dive park outside of Dallas. Can't say I'm overly enthused about getting in a lake but hey it's to get the cert. So far the classes have been pretty fun and the teachers were very good. All experience levels in the class so anyone should fit right in. Good Luck!
     
  4. seaducer

    seaducer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: New jersey
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    Good luck and congratulations!
     
  5. kathydee

    kathydee Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: So Florida
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    Have fun & Good luck!!

    AGREED!!!
     
  6. ScubaNurse758

    ScubaNurse758 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Villa Rica, Georgia
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    As if I wasnt already depressed about having to be stuck in the hospital all weekend...... a little salt for the ole wound!:sad:
     
  7. rameus

    rameus Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location:
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    well then go out there and have fun. just remember the basic padi-rule:
    go places - meet people - do things :) :popcorn:
     
  8. CaliDenna

    CaliDenna Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Treasure Coast, Florida
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    You are going to have a BLAST!!! And you will meet lots of great people as I already have!

    I took my OW in Mar-Apr and then jumped in and did my AOW by going on a week long group trip to Grand Cayman. There I even did the two boat dives everyday, numerous shore dives, an extra boat dive to dive the Kittiwake and a night boat dive. As others said, VERY ADDICTING......and so off I went yesterday to Catalina Island for the day for a couple of dives.

    Welcome to the beginning of a great new fantastic adventure!!
     
  9. SnorkelLA

    SnorkelLA DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: The Water
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    My wife just got certified this past week. I was chillin in the classroom so I could experience it with her.

    The classroom quizzes aren't hard(without giving anything away), and they do an in-depth review with you.
     
  10. diveprof

    diveprof Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives:
    Location: Evans, GA (underwater of course)
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    There might be support groups and 12 step programs for this sport, but they don't work because everyone's an enabler. Enjoy!
     

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