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Mitchell from Cookeville TN | Scuba Diver

I’ve been diving off and on since 1982, and I finally started to get serious about six years ago (2006). I have never seen a need to check any boxes so I never went past OW, nor log dives. Now I think I’ll move forward on the qualifications so I can dive some cool spots. I’m working with Lee Burkett at Dedicated Dive Training outside of Knoxville. Unfortunately I’m not near any "close" water, with the exception of Dale Hollow Lake, then finding a fill location is another chore. I work(ed) part time at Loch Low-minn so I could get free air and dives. Now that I’m changing professions that will most likely no be happening. If you want to dive get with me, I’ll see what I can do.



TNRonin - 10/24/2014 3:49 PM
Not as much, work has been all consuming. I’m off the road now so life is somewhat more settled. I never did send those booties to you. I don’t even remember which ones they were.
Greg - 10/24/2014 12:09 PM
Hey man, haven’t seen you on DiveBuddy in a while. You still diving?
TNRonin - 1/05/2013 4:48 PM
Dove Pelham (Dive Alabama) today. Working on my nitrox, DS, and Deep (SDI). Water temps were 57 with no thermal. Viz was horrid, max depth 109’. Going to try to get to 130’ on Sunday.
Butchie - 1/07/2013 6:09 AM
Well I hope Sunday’s dive was better vis? Did you get the certs your were after?
TNRonin - 1/07/2013 11:32 AM
we made it to 120. yep all sorted! no narcing to 120’ and if i did i managed it well. kept focused on tasks etc. it was fun, crappy viz at that depth, like a blanket over your head!
Butchie - 1/08/2013 6:51 AM
Congrats. I dont think I would like the blanket over your head part
John844 - 1/08/2013 7:52 AM
A good time was had by all... Maybe we can go back when the vis is a bit better. That quarry can be very pretty. We only saw a small part of what’s there.
TNRonin - 1/03/2013 11:52 AM
Glub glub, going diving at Pelham this weekend. I’m going to try to make my deep and drysuit official. Can’t keep going renegade! I need 5 real specialties to get my "advanced", then on I march!
Butchie - 1/04/2013 7:41 AM
Good luck!
John844 - 1/04/2013 1:18 PM
Will see you there. I hope the vis is nice. We should be able to get quite a few dives in.
TNRonin - 1/01/2013 9:11 PM
ok Greg, watch the swinging watch..... you want to make some more t-shirts, long and short sleeve...... tell me how much to prepay!
badintexas - 1/03/2013 12:30 PM
haha.. we will let you know as soon as we get some made!!