JeffNColdWater - 6/22/2017 11:35 PM
Welcome back. About 11 months ago I was in your exact shoes just on the other side of the country. I got certified and was doing nothing but warm water diving. I then stopped for 7 years. Now I live in the Pacific Northwest. Because cold water diving is so much different I decided to up my training with AOW certification. It came with a lot of benefits.

I was able to meet local divers.
Got a guided tour of a couple local sites.
I improved my skill set for the different types of situations that you encounter in colder water.
My instructor started me out with a pool fresher course gratis.

Even though diving is a safe sport it requires up-to-date experience to maintain that safety. Don’t risk your life and those diving with you.