#173
Alabama Blue Water
jww - 5/11/2009 11:09 AM
Category: Buddy Wanted
Replies: 28

Looking for a buddy to dive the quarry in Pelham. Just about any Saturday or Sunday will work for me.
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CalebL - 6/08/2009 1:12 PM
 I am in Nashville, Tn, but want to give Blue water a try. Going to try for the end of the month. I need to test my new kit out first.
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jww - 6/09/2009 11:16 AM
End of the month works for me. I’m in Atlanta. Just let me know what day and I’ll meet you there.
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robby36921 - 6/12/2009 8:22 AM
Could you use a third I live in lower al and I’m off every weekend if you dont mind diving with a beginer
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CalebL - 6/12/2009 9:43 AM
I want to explore a bit, but what I want and feel I need to do is practice buoyancy control. This may sound boring, but I want to do wreck diving later. I don’t want to struggle to stay at depth during deco stops or be that jackass who bounces off (and kills) the reef while on vacation.

That’s what I plan on doing what do you want to do?
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robby36921 - 6/12/2009 10:23 AM
I also need to work on bouncy control any time in the water I can get will to help me to become a better diver is great. 
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jww - 6/12/2009 11:24 AM
I just want to swim around, so I’m game for anything. There are bream beds there at about 20ft, if I recall correctly, that you could use to simulate swimming over a reef. There are concrete pipes that you can swim thru and they have some diamond shaped pvc thingys suspended in the water that you can swim through too. I drove a DPV thru those once very fun. There is a sailboat wreck at around 70 feet and a school bus near by, a little deeper I think. Both are marked by a bouy with a rope leading to the "wreck" that has a big knot at 15 feet, so you can practice safety stops.
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jww - 6/12/2009 11:26 AM
Don’t mind at all. I’ve only been diving for a couple of years and I consider myself a beginner as well.
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robby36921 - 6/12/2009 11:57 AM
Great will have to plain a trip soon I’m ready to get in the water.
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CalebL - 6/12/2009 12:42 PM
If my Wife doesn’t go in to labor I am looking at the Saturday the 27th.

On a separate note, have you ever shopped at Diver supply in Atlanta?
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robby36921 - 6/12/2009 12:45 PM
Congrats on the baby. I have never been there got most of my gear thru leisure pro and the shop I got certifed at in pensacola fl.
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aladiver - 6/12/2009 11:16 PM


Looking for Dive Buddy, Satruday June 27th at Alabama Blue Water in Pellham.


My old Dive buddy has been sent to Iraq for a year or more.
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toxdoc - 6/13/2009 11:07 PM
Will be at ABWA 6/14 and 6/20 (maybe), 6/22 for sure.


~John
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toxdoc - 6/13/2009 11:09 PM
sorry - 6/21 and not 6/22


~John
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jww - 6/15/2009 7:53 AM
27th sounds good to me. I heard they went out of business.
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jww - 6/15/2009 7:54 AM
robby, does the 27th work for you?
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jww - 6/15/2009 7:58 AM
aladiver, 27th is good for me. i’m trying to get a couple of others to go too.
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robby36921 - 6/15/2009 4:15 PM
27th sounds good what time
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CalebL - 6/15/2009 4:24 PM
I will be driving down from Nashville that morning and expect to be there at about 9am.
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jww - 6/22/2009 2:39 PM
I’ll try to be there before 9 to get us a good spot. I’ll be driving a black Chevy Avalanche with a dive flag license plate on the front.

jim
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robby36921 - 6/25/2009 2:46 PM
I’ll be in a orange avalanche with a dive pros tag on front
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CalebL - 6/25/2009 5:09 PM
The SCUBA god must be mad at me. I have to work all weekend and my wife just got told by Her doctor not to travel more then an hour from home because of her pregnancy. I wont be going anywhere for about a month now. I’ll head down in Aug. if any one is up for it.
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robby36921 - 6/25/2009 6:17 PM
I hate to hear that let me know when in aug. and we will go.
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jww - 6/26/2009 6:22 AM
count me in for August too and I’ll see you tomorrow robby
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evansglenda - 7/27/2009 9:37 AM
I’m from Mobile, Al. I’ve been reading your quotes and replies. I sure would like to dive around Birmingham. I’m open water and advanced certified, been diving one year. Saturdays in August is great for me. I have a couple of buddies that would like to be included as well. Let me know if you are interested.
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robby36921 - 7/27/2009 10:46 AM
i have no problem with that.
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jww - 7/28/2009 12:14 PM
Sounds good to me. The only weekend that doesn’t work for me is the 8th/9th.
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dalehall - 7/29/2009 6:45 AM
Not trying to hijack the thread here, but since it was on the subject: Just wanted to let people know we have a small group of us from GA going to Pelham on the 9th of August. If anyone is interested in meeting up with other DiveBuddy folks, message me back (not on this thread but using the send message) and I’ll give you the details.. 
Thanks..
Dale
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BookdiverSC - 7/30/2009 9:34 PM
Nice job Dale!! I just saw this post and was going to mention the trip on the 9th but you beat me to it. You’re like a ninja or something!!!!