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Any Scuba Divers here?
« on: May 07, 2017, 09:33:12 pm »

I just got my scuba certification two weekends ago. I did my check off dives in Islamorada in 6 foot waves. It was a bit crazy with the conditions. Had about 2 ft visibility and the current underneath was stronger than I thought it would be. I think I was one of 4 people that didn't get sick on the boat.

Any other divers in here. Fav dives or fav dive destinations?? What's your cert level? Any good stories??

I am just open water cert up to 60 ft right now, unless I'm with a Dive Master for other types of dives.
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Re: Any Scuba Divers here?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 10:06:33 pm »

Sorry, can't help you. I'm just a muff diver. No certification required.  :)
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Re: Any Scuba Divers here?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 10:13:06 pm »

Sorry, can't help you. I'm just a muff diver. No certification required.  :)

Post of the year right here! Lmao Good one!
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Re: Any Scuba Divers here?
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 12:32:33 am »

I just have open water as well (did my cert up at Beaver Lake).

Not as fancy as tropical diving but lake diving is pretty cool.

Haven't done it myself but some cool diving (in more ways than one) in the PNW.

I have gone to Poor Knight's Island in New Zealand and the GBR. Would love to try Belize someday.
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Re: Any Scuba Divers here?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 09:00:07 am »

I just got my scuba certification two weekends ago. I did my check off dives in Islamorada in 6 foot waves. It was a bit crazy with the conditions. Had about 2 ft visibility and the current underneath was stronger than I thought it would be. I think I was one of 4 people that didn't get sick on the boat.

Any other divers in here. Fav dives or fav dive destinations?? What's your cert level? Any good stories??

I am just open water cert up to 60 ft right now, unless I'm with a Dive Master for other types of dives.

Did you stay at Rayburn House? 
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Re: Any Scuba Divers here?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 12:15:59 pm »

I just have open water as well (did my cert up at Beaver Lake).

Not as fancy as tropical diving but lake diving is pretty cool.

Haven't done it myself but some cool diving (in more ways than one) in the PNW.

I have gone to Poor Knight's Island in New Zealand and the GBR. Would love to try Belize someday.

GBR would be amazing. That and Belize are on my bucket list for sure.

I would like to dive off PNW but I want to be more experienced when I head over that way with the cold waters.

I did one dive in Lake Denton here in FL and it was pretty clear. I was impressed with the clarity underwater there. Saw lots of Bream and Bass.

Saw some grouper, trumpet fish, Blue Tang, and 3 nurse sharks in Islamorada.
There's a trip coming up that a dive club here is planning in August down in cozumel, specifically for Whale Sharks. Supposed to be a migration time for them.
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Re: Any Scuba Divers here?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 04:45:28 pm »

Bonaire.  Any of the Caymans.
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Re: Any Scuba Divers here?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 10:02:57 pm »

GBR would be amazing. That and Belize are on my bucket list for sure.

I would like to dive off PNW but I want to be more experienced when I head over that way with the cold waters.

I did one dive in Lake Denton here in FL and it was pretty clear. I was impressed with the clarity underwater there. Saw lots of Bream and Bass.

Saw some grouper, trumpet fish, Blue Tang, and 3 nurse sharks in Islamorada.
There's a trip coming up that a dive club here is planning in August down in cozumel, specifically for Whale Sharks. Supposed to be a migration time for them.

I'd love to dive with whale sharks.

Also, night dives are awesome.
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Re: Any Scuba Divers here?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 04:10:07 pm »

I wish I'd bothered to get certified before my wife and I went to Bora Bora seven years ago.  As it was, the snorkeling was out of this world and we did a swimming with sharks excursion.  And it wasn't one of those where you're separated by a fence; it was open water.  Clearest water I've ever seen.
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