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Joe from Plymouth PA | Scuba Diver

I got certified in August 2017 and haven’t looked back. Last season, I also earned my PADI Advanced Open Water Certification along with the Deep Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Enriched Air/Nitrox, and Zombie Apocalypse Diver (yep, that’s a thing—ask me about it) Specialities. This year, I’ve earned my Aquarium Diver, Aquarium Diver Photographer, Dry Suit, Quarry Diver an Yoga Diver Specialities and my CPR/AED/First Aid certification. (Yes, I’m starting to collect c-cards.) In January 2019, I became a PADI Divemaster.

I’m always ready for a trip to Dutch Springs. Since I teach, I have the summers off, so I can dive any day of the week during those months. While I live in Northeast PA, I travel to Pittsburgh and Central/Southern PA frequently, and I’d like to hear about good sites in all parts of the Commonwealth. I’m also willing to travel to nearby states to meet some new buddies and dive some cool sites. I am also a Volunteer Diver with the PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

And now I’m a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.


Parsonskm - 8/18/2019 10:37 AM

Thanks for being a Great Buddy for Dave and I at Dutch Springs! Look forward to diving with you and if you ever make it to Virginia I would like to Dive Lake Phoenix with you!

Thanks again!

TedG - 9/22/2018 9:11 AM
Happy Birthday, Joe!! I hope you’re under water today!

Ted G
JoeWR - 9/22/2018 10:56 AM
Thanks, Ted! Might be taking today off. Kind of hard to unwrap presents underwater. :) Hope to see you at Dutch again this season. Joe G.
laurenperez16 - 8/14/2018 7:15 PM
Dutch on the weekend of 8/24? :D
JoeWR - 8/14/2018 9:23 PM
Shoot, I wish I could, but I’ll be helping my instructor that weekend as part of divemaster training. However, I will be there this weekend (8/17-19) and Labor Day Weekend. I hope to see you another time. Joe G.
laurenperez16 - 7/30/2018 6:51 PM
Yay Joe!!!!! We’re buddies!!!! Awesome, awesome dive yesterday
JoeWR - 7/30/2018 11:34 PM
Hi, Lauren! Welcome to the site. Glad you enjoyed the dive. Hope we can do it again sometime.
laurenperez16 - 7/31/2018 6:28 AM
I’d definitely love to. I’ll be at Dutch on the 26th for a dry suit cert. I’d love to come up from the Friday to keep getting acclimated with the water. Interested in a dive?
JoeWR - 7/31/2018 7:06 PM
Sure, I’m interested in a dive that day. We’ll work out the details as we get closer. Also, let me know if you’re still thinking of going on 8/10 and 8/11 as you mentioned in your text.
laurenperez16 - 8/01/2018 12:53 PM
Ok, definitely will confirm by this weekend. Have you ever gone to Juturna Springs? I’m reading about it
JoeWR - 8/01/2018 3:26 PM
Sounds good. No, I haven’t been to Juturna, but I’d like to try it.
TedG - 6/29/2018 9:30 PM
I’m dying to hear about the Zombie Apocalypse Dive. I’ll be at Dutch Springs ready to gear up at about 9:30 on Saturday (tomorrow). Getting AOW in the afternoon/night and Sunday afternoon. Lots of people looking for buddies or teaming up, I hope we at least run into each other so you can tell me about the dive - I read about it but haven’t had the time off to do it. TG
Elmar - 6/23/2018 1:03 PM
I will be at dutch tomorrow 11am
christhayer - 5/04/2018 2:07 PM
Joe you diving Dutch on sat 5th.. fl was canceled
JoeWR - 5/04/2018 9:57 PM
Sorry to hear that. I was there today, so I’m not sure about tomorrow. What time did you want to meet? Joe G.
christhayer - 5/04/2018 10:17 PM
Was thinking 9 or 10
JoeWR - 5/04/2018 11:49 PM
I’d like to, but I’m pretty tired from today, and work is backed up. I have to pass this time. Sorry. Maybe next weekend. Joe G.
christhayer - 5/04/2018 11:57 PM
No problem ok try next weekend
NJScubaDiver - 3/21/2018 2:18 PM
Hey Joe,

Thanks for the friend request, looking to get in touch with people that can dive dutch springs this season.I do work a 9-5 m-f so weekends always work for me and the occasional weekday if I can get off.

Also would love to know about the zombie cert!

DJJR15 - 12/20/2017 5:20 PM
Happy holidays, Hope you been good and your family. Are you still thinking in the new years dive with a wet suit? Let me know I am thinking about it just not sure if will be ok with just a wet suit. Keep me posted so if we do it I can get my tank and gear ready plus plan not to get hyper thermia.
JoeWR - 12/20/2017 7:02 PM
DJ, Happy holidays to you as well. Thanks, everyone is fine. I hope you and yours are doing great. Yes, I’m still thinking about the New Year’s Eve dive with a wet suit as long as it doesn’t snow. Some guys from my dive shop will also be there, so it would be great if you can join us. As for the temperature, I was there on the last day in Nov. when air temp. was 29 but the water was in the 50s. So, underwater was OK, but the surface interval was a challenge. We’ll have to see what the weather will be. Check in with me as we get closer to the date.