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Vinny from Fredericksburg VA | Scuba Diver

I’m originally from NY, but the military kept moving me around every two years or so. Finally, while stationed in SC I found some time and got certified—but then there were more deployments. Long story short, I left the military and relocated to Virginia with a much better job—it supports my diving habit after all.

Most of my dives have been off the coasts of North/South Carolina and Florida, with some Caribbean diving thrown into the mix. Wreck diving remains my passion, but there is something to be said about a nice comfortable drift dive over a reef in the Caribbean—it’s so relaxing.

In the future I want to explore the wrecks off NJ, Truk Lagoon and in the St. Lawrence Seaway; as well as head back to the Caribbean.

I’m always happy to chat and if you’re close by go grab a drink.


Mare_Liberum - 5/13/2008 6:55 AM

I haven’t done the San Diego yet, but it’s on my list. If not this summer, then next. I’m planning to dive the Oregon this September. It went down in 1886 so there isn’t much left of it. However, quite a few artifacts are still brought to the surface. (

Mare_Liberum - 5/12/2008 11:01 AM
Thank you for your service to our country. If you make it to Jersey for some diving, let me know.
flaski - 8/15/2007 12:16 PM
My concern is not mainly for myself it is when my entire family is down and in our area 56-58 feet is the shallowest dives, most are over 75`, I stepped up to 100`S [ at ] 32%-36% and the rest use air in 80`s and 63`s. I would rather come up with 2000 in a tank then not enough to aid any of them. You are correct in training issue, I have never had an air issue down under only at surface. My main thought on the small spare air was to have enough to swim to the designated buddy for air. I know my kids and wife are trained enough not to run out its an malfunction or failure that concerns me. I have had some of my more recent instruction by a well known cave diver and he had favored spare-air the most, mainly to be used while switching gear. When diving the oriskany or other 130 foot plus dive I would not get of the boat unless my budd with his pony bottle is with me or I rent one for 20 bucks. I could have purchased one already for all the rentals.
*Michelle* - 6/22/2007 12:00 AM
I teach high school English, journalism and yearbook.