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John from Kansas City KS | Scuba Diver


In the Kansas City area. Head down to Beaver Lake, Arkansas regularly with my shop. Good for lake diving, but I like other diving too.

Snowboard season is about to a close. Was thinking of hitting Key Largo and hopping to the Bahamas for a Blackbeard cruise... but been finding great prices on trips to Hawaii... How can I pass up such things. Just need a dive buddy to travel with.

I had gotten myself into shape and then broke my foot. In the interim I found that I have fallen a bit out again. So back on the bandwagon I need to get. Not sure why I delayed getting back really. I feel a lot better when I’m in shape.


Greg - 2/16/2013 11:01 AM
Happy birthday!
webs5361 - 7/08/2009 10:56 AM


Thanks for the welcome, much appreciated. However, the lakes and rivers around here and not really that great for diving. I have tried quite a few of them. Although, I do not mind low vis dives at all, the lakes and rivers here are so low vis, that you can barely see your own computer or gauges. Like you, I prefer to be able to see where I am going and what is around me.

I also enjoy freshwater and ocean diving. Each has it’s own unique adventures to them. Around here, there are a few decent quarries that are good for diving, but I tend to travel down to Florida to do most of my dives. I wish there were a few more good local spots, but I keep looking. Who knows what I will find right? Anyways, thanks again for the comment, and it is nice to meet you. Have fun, and enjoy your dives.

idratherbdiving - 4/15/2009 12:05 AM
I’m chemical engineering wanting to go to med school after I graduate...
JSwets - 4/11/2009 10:45 PM

Thanks for the kudos on my images John!

Did you see that I’m putting together a live-aboard trip to the Bahamas? 6 nights from West Palm Beach. Need a Passport. $2200 per person 12 divers, Dolphins, Wrecks, Sharks, Reefs, Night dives....up to 5 dives per day for 5 full days....Some details on the forum...

Let me know if you are interested.
idratherbdiving - 4/06/2009 12:23 AM
Hey John!

I’m glad there is someone close by! Its hard trying to find divers around here, especially at KU...thanks for lettin me know
nauidiver - 6/16/2008 11:33 AM
Man I wish it was time to go now! I’m ready
I think we are going to do a little more diving around the area as well but I’m not sure just yet were or what we will be diving. A friend has a Condo. down there someplace & is taking about staying there for a day or two. Hope to get it all planed out soon so I can post it on "Dive Buddy’s Calendar"

- Dale
Okcimplant - 12/01/2007 9:19 AM
Sorry, I didn`t get back to you, I`ve been out of the loop with the new job lateley..... do you do any winter diving?
scuba_dude06 - 10/18/2007 2:30 PM
Yes. It is going to be hosted by Rick`s dive and travel center from north little rock. they have a boat down there and they are taking it out to do the contest. It should be pretty fun.
Greg - 7/10/2007 12:00 AM
That`s awesome that you met another buddy...I love to hear those stories. I think the Stress and Rescue is like the Rescue Diver certification for PADI. I thought that was more a certification level then a speciality. And boat diving is pretty boring...I didn`t want to add the small ones like that. Under Water Naturalist is another one that didn`t make the list.
scuba_dude06 - 7/03/2007 12:00 AM
Hey there, I have only dove in that lake two times. Last Saturday night i did the two dives. They were night dives, so i didn`t get a great idea of how the conditions are, plus they were from a boat. They were at sites known as Zebra Rock and at Checkerboard. Both sites are somewhat of a drop off with steep embankments covered in moss and boulders dropping quickly to 80+ feet. This vis was about 10 ft at Checkerboard, but only about 3 to 5 ft at Zebra Rock. Again, these were night dives with about 20 divers stirring the water up. In the day time, divers tell me it is nearly as good as Beaver Lake. I am actually going to school in Russellville, AR, so i am located right between Beaver and Oauchita, so the drive is the same for either lake. Maybe we could hit one up some time. Nice hearing from you. Cody