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Visiting the NE from Germany - Questions about buddies and gear

Discussion in 'North Eastern United States' started by dive_turkey, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. dive_turkey

    dive_turkey Contributor

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    Hello Yankee Brethren!
    Somehow, I just managed to convince my bosses I needed to travel back to the states for some training during the last two weeks in July. What this means is that I’ll be spending a week just West of Boston, about 5 minutes outside the 95 loop; and then another week just South of Providence. I’ve been diving here in the cold murky lakes of Germany for two years and I’d be excited to see a change of scenery (read: cold murky water somewhere else…)

    Is there anyone in the area interested in showing me around? I can bring my kit minus tanks. I’m set up for single tank diving right now. I’m planning to dive dry unless I can borrow/rent a wetsuit as well.
    Looking for buddies, suggestions, tips, warnings, etc…
    Thanks, SB!
     
  2. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    When you get to Providence area PM me I'm sure we can do a dive or two in the cold murky waters of RI.
     
  3. dive_turkey

    dive_turkey Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Utah
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    Nice. I'll bring my stuff!
     
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  4. Necklinsberg

    Necklinsberg Divemaster Candidate

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    Location: Lancaster County, PA
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    Guten Tag dive_turkey.

    A consideration will be that your regulator is most likely set up for DIN. You will need to temporarily remove the insert on any flasks that you rent in the states.

    Viel Spass Tauchen
     
  5. dive_turkey

    dive_turkey Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Utah
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    Thank you! I normally dive din, but I do have an yoke DS4 I can use. I would not have thought of that while packing. You're a life/dive saver!
     
  6. ScubaGypsy

    ScubaGypsy Divemaster

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    I'm one of the DiveMasters leading shore dives for Giant Stride Dive Shop in Warwick. We have a shore dive off of Ft Adams in Newport, RI scheduled for 2 pm on Saturday, July 26th. Check out the Calendar of Events for all of the Giant Stride sponsored shore dives, in bay charter dives and offshore and technical charters as well.

    Looking forward to having you join us!
     
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  7. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    Location: Rhode Island, USA
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  8. alpegmusic

    alpegmusic Divemaster

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    I would recommend checking in with the Metrowest Dive Club web site. The club has "Date@8" dives every saturday and would be happy to have you join them. They meet at the Burger King Restaurant on Rt. 128 in Beverly (on the way to Cape Ann) 0800. Usually two groups form - one for a low stress dive and one for a slightly more challenging site. Good people.

    MetroWest Dive Club
     
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  9. dive_turkey

    dive_turkey Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Utah
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    Well, I'm all set for my trip and of course the universe seems to have the same plans for me that it does with every other planned dive, which is a sinus explosion exactly one week before. Lots of water, rest, and pseudoephedrine... We'll see what happens.

    I'll still bring my gear, but I may not be able to dive until my second week of the trip, and then I'll be limited by my return flight on the 2nd.

    Thanks for all the offers, we'll see how it goes. Maybe I can still come out and meet some of y'all for a beer. Don't think there's much chance of a reverse block induced by microbrew...
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2014
  10. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sorry to hear about the sinus issue. Depending on what happens, shoot me a PM. If I'm around I'd be down for something.


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