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Looking for a dive buddy for Lake Phoenix Va. Friday or Saturday 10/13 or 10/14
jimharley - 10/11/2017 9:59 PM
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Deanna - 10/13/2017 3:05 PM
I can’t dive this weekend but, I need a dive buddy at Lake Phoenix October 21-22, next Saturday and Sunday. I know your post was for this weekend. Can you dive next weekend?

Deanna
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jimharley - 10/14/2017 9:50 AM
Hi Deanna. Glad to hear from you. Yes I can go next week Oct 21 and 22. This would be my first dive there. I drove there a while back and it looked like a good dive site. I am still a novice diver but want to dive on a frequent basis in the future. If you want to call and discuss the detail my home number 704-910-1971 and my name is Jim. I hope to hear from you soon.
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Deanna - 10/14/2017 9:19 PM
Jim,

Excellent for next weekend! How long have you been diving? How many dives have you dove?
I can call tomorrow and we can chat. Wish I had seen this earlier today I would have called.

Are you diving with a computer or tables?

I have under 20 dives and still working on my buoyancy. Who trained you? Padi? SSI?

Can’t wait to talk,

Deanna
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Deanna - 10/14/2017 9:43 PM
Jim,

Have you seen what they have in Phoenix? Sunken plane, helicopter, boats, basketball goals with bowling balls to dunk in, to platforms at various areas. The plane is the deepest, I think 60 ft.....I suggest a hood for that or if you don’t want to go that deep then you will be fine otherwise.

Plus I heard today of another dive lake in NC called Mystery Lake....I want to dive there next.

What time do you want to meet Saturday? at the checkin area? I have to get my air there.

Hope we can dive together.....talk with you later,
Deanna
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jimharley - 10/15/2017 8:09 AM
Hi Deanna, I got certified at St. Marteen last December, PADI. I have only went diving one time since. The local dive shop was going to go to Lake Phoenix back in June . They canceled do to not enough divers signing up. The went to Blue Stone Rock Quarry instead so I went and made 3 dives there. I was going to dive when we went to North Myrtle in late August. A storm a few days before had left the dive sites with poor visibility so I missed out than. I have only 8 dives total with certifying included. So you can only imagine how much I want to dive. I wont be home until after church on Sunday , around 1:oo pm. I hope to hear from you than.
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Deanna - 10/15/2017 11:39 AM
Good afternoon Jim,

I look forward to diving with you. I am still struggling with my buoyancy issues so I consider myself a newbie. I got a email from a group called NARQ’D who are mostly master divers from Richmond to GA. They talked about a place in Wendell, NC called Mystery Lake. It just opened it July of this year and is deeper then Phoenix with similar cool stuff under the water, another quarry.

They will be at Phoenix next weekend and said we are more then welcome to dive with them. Since you and I are fairly new, maybe we should for our first dive till we feel more confident...its up to you. I am more of a follower then a leader at this point in my diving.

We own a RV, my husband and I so we will be there Friday night. What time do you want to meet? And I assume at the dive shop....I will need to get my air there.

Talk with you soon,

Deanna