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Leslie from Fort Worth TX | Scuba Diver

I recently got my Advanced Open Water from PADI so that I could dive on the Spiegel Grove in Key Largo. Best dive I’ve ever had. What a magnificent wreck. I’ve vowed to spend more time diving, and since I live pretty far from any pretty diving, I’ve planned to keep up my skills by diving in two lakes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: Twin Vee Key and Clearsprings (this is a misnomer).

For some reason, I’ve never had a friend or family member who wanted to scuba dive, although I’ve tried to talk people into it. My husband is supportive but not a diver. My seven-year-old has sworn she will be my buddy, but I have to wait about six years to share that awesome experience with my little Nibblet. I’d love to dive the Flower Gardens off the Texas coast, but I’d have to bring a buddy along on that three-day live-aboard trip. I hear the coral spawning is amazing to see on a night dive. It would be great to develop a friendship with another diver who wants to try out her skills in a more challenging environment while roughing it a little on a live-aboard.


DoryC - 3/25/2019 1:13 AM
Hi Leslie,

Would you like to dive the Flower Gardens with me this summer?

Lesliehumuhumu - 3/25/2019 12:27 PM
Actually, that sounds like a lot of fun. I’d need to check my budget, but I think it’s doable. Thanks so much for asking! Have you had a chance to do any diving lately? I just got back from Hawaii and got a chance to do some diving off the Big Island. I hadn’t been diving in a year and a half, so it was so good to get back in the water.
DoryC - 3/25/2019 1:15 PM
I actually just came back last week from San Juan Puerto Rico. I did some diving and salsa dancing. I bought some dramamine for my ome day boat trip in PR so might as well put it to good use, right? Before, I did not wanna do any liveaboard so I’ll try the Flower Gardens first. Here is my number 7133493004. Let’s have an open dialogue. Thanks for responding to me. Dory
Lesliehumuhumu - 3/25/2019 1:50 PM
I will call sometime this evening, although I’ll have to work it around my daughter’s bedtime (between 6:30 and 8:00) is always crazy. My number is 2062720604, just in case.
DoryC - 8/23/2018 12:23 PM
I’m meeting with a diver and we’re diving here in Houston sometime next month. I have a dive trip in Jamaica in October.
DoryC - 8/22/2018 7:24 PM
Hi Leslie,

Did you ever do the live aboard? How was it?

Lesliehumuhumu - 8/23/2018 10:22 AM
I’m a big slacker and haven’t gone yet. I’m hoping to get a dive in before it gets too cold, maybe something close to DFW so I could do it one day. It’s not exciting, but it keeps my skills up. How’s your diving?
DoryC - 4/03/2018 12:02 PM
I’m thinking about diving the Flower Gardens but I’m leery about doing the live aboard. I would hate to be seasick in the middle of the ocean then it will just ruin my trip. Not a good feeling! Dory
Lesliehumuhumu - 4/06/2018 7:13 PM
Yeah, that’s always a risk. I’m gonna chance it one day, but I’m bringing of lots of Dramamine!
geogator - 8/25/2016 11:15 PM
I have the same issue with a non-diving spouse so I feel your pain. :)