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The Babies

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by mikedeuce13, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. mikedeuce13

    mikedeuce13 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Rochester, New York
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    We're taking our daughters to discover scuba tonight. Ages 14-20 and I still call them "the babies". I really don't know why I'm sharing this here, I'm just so excited about this sport and can't wait to share it with the people I love most in this world. I only wish we had done this years ago. Imagine the memories and experiences we'd have.

    It's never to late to start making memories.......

    mike
     
  2. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve Wow.....what a DB

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Acton, Ontario
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    You are right about that. It is never too late to start creating memories and in the past 5 years, some of my fondest memories have to do with SCUBA....it has become a true passion and one I never want to do without. Hopefully you can dive as a family. Hopefully they love it as much as you obviously do.
     
  3. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: The Atlantic Northeast (Maine)
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    Look at it this way, up until now you have had the chance to make diversified memories before the scuba obsession hits, assuming that they really do become engaged in the sport.

    In many eyes it's just now becoming prudent for your youngest to get involved anyway so overall just look at it as a great new opportuntiy you are exposing them to.

    Pete
     
  4. CamG

    CamG Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Geneva Indiana
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    Greetings Mike and welcome to SB! Congratulations for your love of diving to pass it on to your treasured daughters. I can relate having done so with my daughter and she is now working on her JOW. A better gift you could not give, they can take with them through out their journeys in life. The diving life-style is a healthy balanced that encourages a life of fitness. Then there is the great adventure on the high seas and local quarries. Just one draw back my friend, vacations are a lot more expensive. But the memories will be priceless! I wish you and your daughters awesome and safe diving. Good luck, CamG Keep diving....keep training....keep learning!
     
  5. vladimir

    vladimir ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to ScubaBoard, Mike. If you ever need a babysitter for the 20-year old, let me know.:joke:
     
  6. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Sydney, Australia
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    how exciting for you!

    the grow your own buddy scheme has worked for many other divers here on SB so i hope your family has a great time

    another nice thing about diving together is you can tell any boys that hassles either of the girls that you can put their body in places noone will ever find them (or maybe thats just me with 15yr almitychild's suitors :wink:)

    enjoy!
     
  7. mtrotterjr

    mtrotterjr Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbridge, Va
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    Congrats bro! My babygirl can't wait to turn 12 in two years so she can start. Hope your babies are as excited as mine is about it. CONGRATS! and enjoy the times underwater with them.
     
  8. ThailandDivers

    ThailandDivers Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phuket, Thailand.
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    Sounds awesome mate!!

    I started diving with my dad when I was 8, and now there is nothing I love more then going on a liveaboard with him and argue about if it was a Pyjama cardinalfish or a Banggai cardinalfish we saw on the previous dive.. :)

    Hope you get a lot of happy diving done with your daughters..

    Sanna
     
  9. highdesert

    highdesert ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: SW USA
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    Lucky you ... I know they'll have a ball! My daughter started at 15 and loved it. Too many times in school girls have to defend themselves (not meaning physically here) from over-hormoned guys. Even the mentally strong girls feel the effects. Diving is a great equalizer of the sexes, and then some. Women dive without the ninja/commando/navy seal mindset that can be so common among males. The result is they're calm, often have better buoyancy, don't seem to breathe much (compared to me), and are more confident people because of the experience.

    I'm going on and on, aren't I? Anyway, enjoy your adventure!
     
  10. mikedeuce13

    mikedeuce13 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Rochester, New York
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words and encouragement. The girls had a great time last night and all decided they would like to pursue their ow certifications. So it's on!

    And oh how this is going to cost me.........
     

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