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Grand Cayman 2008 Grand Cayman 2008
ScubaJedi - 5/27/2008 4:42 PM
Total Subersion was great this year. I really had a good time. I met one of my buddies, Valerie. We also met some other really nice folks. I didn’t take too many undersea photos as I only have a cheap little camera that should actually be thrown out at this point. I am definitely going next year as well as it is the 10th aniiversary of PADI Total Submersion and it’s going to be great! Now, on to Bonaire....
San Carlos April 17-20 San Carlos April 17-20
ScubaJedi - 4/21/2008 3:48 PM
The water was cold and murky, but it was a dive trip and I had a great time.I was properly layered and only one wimp (Steven) wore a dry suit. Of course it took 26 pounds to sink then I was overweighted, so I decided to dive head first to get down and deal with it. I was the more experienced between my dive buddy and me and therefore elected to navigate. That was a challenge and it has come to my attention that I really need more practice. I will be going to the lake a lot this summer to work on...
San Carlos Oct 11-14 2007
ScubaJedi - 10/17/2007 10:48 AM
I went to San Carlos for a dive trip through my local shop, Scuba Specialties. I was stressing as I was bringing a bunch a new students with me who had never been on a diving trip and were working toward their open water certification. I was there for my advanced open water cert. I had organized the class with my singles activity club and got a pretty good response. Everyone was nervous but they all did well despite the conditions at a couple of the dive sites. The first day of diving didn`t hap...
Dive Sint Maarten, July 2007 Dive Sint Maarten, July 2007
ScubaJedi - 10/04/2007 11:15 AM
I went to Sint Maarten in July. We spent the first day snorkeling on a trip to three neighboring islands. I was the only real diver in our little group. I bought a Discover Scuba class for my friend, who I don`t think will ever really embrace SCUBA and that`s okay. I know it isn`t for everyone. I went with an operator called Dive Safaris out of Great Bay on the Dutch side. The water was very choppy, seas kind of rough but the diving was pretty good. I did my deepest dive yet there. The wreck of ...
PADI Total Submersion 2007 PADI Total Submersion 2007
ScubaJedi - 10/02/2007 4:14 PM
My first real dive trip was that PADI Total Submersion Dive Festival in Grand Cayman. I had such a great time I am going back next year. The humidity hit me like a bus when I got off the plane at the airport in Georgetown. As soon as I got my gear and got to my room, I had that air conditioner cranked on! I went down to the bar where everyone gathers to check in and get gear if they need to rent it etc. I checked in at the dive center and they asked me how many dives I had and I proudly declared...
My Second Dive Trip My Second Dive Trip
ScubaJedi - 10/02/2007 3:51 PM
January 2007. Back to San Carlos I went to get in another dive before my big trip to Grand Cayman in April. Once again I was with Scuba Specialties and this time the instructors aboard were Kendall, the shop owner, and John Flanders who is now affiliated with Oasis Divers in Phoenix, another great shop. I was fun diving and ended up with Leslie, a Dive Master, as my dive buddy and roommate. January was mortal cold and it took some getting used to. I didn`t even complete the final dive on the las...
My Certification Story My Certification Story
ScubaJedi - 10/02/2007 3:34 PM
I first started diving last year. At the urging of a friend who told me that SCUBA was like snorkeling on steroids, I decided to go for it. I am a fairly fearless person so the idea of diving wasn`t so scary to me. I hear people all the time when I bring up the fact I dive have a ton of excuses loaded up as to why they "can`t" dive. Their ears won`t equalize, they`re claustrophobic, they`re afraid of sharks, and so on. My biggest excuse for not learning to dive prior to August of 2006 was I didn...