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Bill from Memphis TN | Scuba Diver
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Always wanted to try diving since watching Lloyd Bridges on Seahunt as a kid. Finally certified in ’08, when I could finally - though arguably not! - afford it :^)

I now have 180 dives in and go maybe 5 trips, 20-30 dives a year. In fact in 2013 and 2014 I dove every day - until Jan 2 (did the Polar Bear dive at Mermet Springs)!

Living in Memphis, I realized early on that cold water was my main opportunity - getting to warm water would only be possible once a year or so. So, got a Dry Suit. My wife NOT a good candidate so I’ve got my daughter to get her certification recently. Got her dry-suit certified 2/13/13.

I’ve been to Grand Cayman once and Florida a few times, but mostly go to Dive Alabama (formerly ABWA in Pelham), and Mermet Springs, IL.

Other specialties include Nitrox, Deep, Night, Equipment. Toying with gradually moving onto Instructor.

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billsoccer - 12/31/2013 8:43 PM
American Pro Diving Center
821 S. E. Hwy 19 Crystal River, FL 34429
americanprodiving.com
we used them a couple years back.
billsoccer - 10/16/2013 6:54 PM
I made a 80% on the following quiz:
Shark Identification Quiz
billsoccer - 3/25/2013 4:54 PM
I was just at Mermet a few weekends ago. My 2 bussies were getting their dry-suit certifications. I was sick so mostly acted as the chauffer, only got 1 dive in. Maybe we’ll see you sometime. I hope to go once every month or 2.

We plan to go to Eureka Springs for the DUI show.
Seacutter - 3/08/2013 1:44 AM
I’ve logged 1939 dives on way to Curacao as I post, just back from month in Thailand diving islands in gulf of Thailand.

I dive in Ark. One of five lakes norfork, de grey, heber, Brady MT, or Hamilton. Other that I dive some TN river, mermet springs, pelham Al, or penny royal. KY

NAUI DIVER CERT. PADI: Master scuba diver Deep Wreak Salvage Boat night Nitrox Photography Videography Buoyancy ................ HAVE TDI Advanced nitrox Decompression procedures Visual inspection procedures O2 service technician Nitrox blender Advanced trimix blender