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Scuba Diving

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by TacomaDiver, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Nov 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    dlooney

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    I'm trying to get a job at aquatic safari this summer, but right now I'm just a frequent visitor there :D I've heard of murrels but haven't been down there yet
     
  2. Nov 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    Rescue Diver Here! I was working on my master cert when life got int he way. Planning to get the wife certified soon and start diving again.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    It is part of the reason I moved here. Grew up in NJ, don't miss it. Hope all is good with you and yours from Sandy.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    Thank you for your service.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    Haven't been in the water in way too long.
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    Favorite local spot is Farnsworth Bank on the back side of Catalina.
    Would love to dive the Nuclear Fleet and the Andrea Doria
     
  6. Nov 21, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    yea man go for it its a great profession to get into! i don't work in scuba but everyone i know does. im just a lowly open water person haha but i dont get to go out during the summer so it doesnt really bother me. they all love it (until they go get their instructor license haha). you should definitely come pay us a visit. i love these guys.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2012 at 6:47 AM
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    taco47001

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    Hey all. I'm down for "Zee Scuba". I've been a recreational diver for about 14 yrs. now. I was certified in the gulf of Aquaba (red sea), off the coast of the Sinai peninsula. Unbelievable clarity. I've not been anyway that remotly comes close. I can realate to the druggies out there that are "chasing the high".
     
  8. Nov 21, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    GeoTaco

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    hey guys, Ive been diving for a few years now, gonna start my rescue when i get back home in 8 months (then ill be master). headed to a live a board for christmas/new years in the bahamas.....wish i could dive more
     
  9. Nov 25, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    About how long does it take to get a advanced diver cert? I'm gonna be stationed on Oahu for the next 3 years and was thinking about going for it.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    I use the above water version? :spy:











    :cool:
     
  11. Nov 25, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Not long at all, did about 5 days of classes then 3 dives and got my certification :D And if you're in Oahu, you'd be crazy not to! Some of the best diving in the world over there!
     
  12. Nov 25, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    Not sure what it takes now.
    When I got mine, it was 5 dives. Deep, Navigation, and Night were required, the other two were "elective." Any could be applied toward the requirement for the individual specialty dives, so since everyone in my wreck class was also in my AOW class, the wreck class was only two dives... a penetration dive on the Yukon, and a mapping dive on a barge off of Laguna. We were going to map the Ruby-E but viz was not good enough.

    My dives were:
    One to (but not below) 100ft... it was kinda stupid. PADI standards did not allow the instructor to take the class below 100ft, but the dive needed to be deeper than 95, so we all went down to 95ft and then held our computers as deep as we could to log as close to 100 as possible.
    Ya, it was a bit of a joke.
    One dive was an advanced navigation dive. Where OW just has you follow a compass out and back, the AOW class required navigating a square and a triangle.
    We did a Drift dive down the Colorado River from the Riverside boat launch in Laughlin to a park on the other side of the river a couple of miles down in Bullhead.
    We did a wreck dive (also qualified as an altitude dive) in Lake Mojave
    And we did a night dive.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    Not to derail the thread, but I work with a bunch of EOD guys now...... Im working on clearing a former bombing/ firing range. Thanks your your service.

    But yeah its 5 dives still. a good weekend and you can get it knocked out in HI.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
    Has anyone ever dove Belize and if so is it that much different/better than Mexico (Playa del Carmen/Tulum area).
     
  15. Nov 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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    Thanks for all the info guys. It's really helpful and is giving me a lot to look forward to.

    Are they Military EOD or Civilian?
     
  16. Nov 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    PADI MSDT here (Master SCUBA Diver Trainer) I have been teaching SCUBA for over 5 years.

    Its such an awesome time, love to be in the water, its nice to be at the beach in 10 minutes and hit the water!

    If anybody is looking for Diving certification (PADI) I am a certified instructor, if I can get a group of 3 or more I can set up training courses.

    Making me want to hit the water right now. However for where I live I am doing shore dives mostly, and its a bit of work kicking out past the waves, better be aware of when the sets are coming in or your going to do a lot of extra swimming! If you time it wrong its like an extreme water treadmill!
     
  17. Nov 26, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    I work with both military (army and navy) EOD and civilian UXO guys.

    Back on topic....IM headed to the Bahamas for 8 days over christmas and new years on a live aboard. totally stoked
     
  18. Feb 4, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    Time to revive this old thread:) I got my Open Water I certification in 1993, but haven't been diving as much as I would like. My last dive was a shipwreck night dive. It was AWESOME. I recently decided to go for my advanced certification. Last time I went to Laguna Beach, some guys were gearing up-had a newer Tacoma:) I've been bitten by the bug again, and hope to do more local diving (my wife won't dive locally because the water isn't "pretty").
     
  19. Feb 4, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    I'm taking a week long trip to the bahamas in july, should I get certified before I go and will that be an advantage? Or just try to do it while I'm there? I have never done it before at all. I am interested in getting my rescue dive cert as well because I am a first responder on a lake. I just know nothing about any of this to be honest.
     
  20. Feb 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    You'll have to do some serious diving in a week to get your rescue if you're completely uncertified, in fact that might be physically impossible :D I would definitely get certified before you go, then you'll be able to maximize your dive time.
     
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