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John from Bronx NY | Scuba Diver

New diver looking to dive! I’m in the NYC area so my training has been mostly in low visibility conditions. l like to dive Dutch Springs and other local diving. I did the Discover Scuba on Maui August ’15 then came home and got OW certified (October ’15) by Captain Mike of Captain Mike’s Diving Services on City Island in the Bronx. Finished AOW with Captain Mike’s September ’16. Just did 15 dives on Maui. 90+ dives to date. Trying to get the hang of my dry suit. Hope to find local dive buddies for metro NYC and Dutch Springs diving.


AndreiE - 20 days 5 hours ago.
Hey John. Are you diving this crazy season? Let’s meet at Dutch this Friday or weekend!
turtle718 - 7/16/2018 5:44 PM
Heyyy I’m new to diving haven’t done a cold dive yet. I want to drive down to Virginia to dive at Lake Phoenix next weekend, lmk if anyone wants to come with!
Scubasammy - 7/23/2019 6:39 PM
Do you live in new york?
thepieguy - 8/10/2017 10:43 AM
Nice to have you as a buddy, John! Have fun tomorrow at Dutch. Looking forward to getting w u and DJ.
divingbear - 8/08/2017 9:15 PM
Ben Campbell 845-464-5410.. Call me and we will dive together ...
JohnDiver123 - 8/08/2017 9:21 PM
Ok great!
divingbear - 8/08/2017 8:36 PM
Yes I dive ice out to in then go warm water diving.....
divingbear - 8/08/2017 8:08 PM
Dive mostly in minnawaska state park. Beautiful wall dives something new every time we dive it.. We dive every Sunday so if you are interested let me know and I’ll hook you up
JohnDiver123 - 8/08/2017 8:32 PM
Definately interested. Do you dive all year long?
seadp2001 - 6/25/2018 8:30 AM
How’s the viz in the lake. I dove minnawaska in the 80’s. You went in where the swim area is. Much easier access. We dove the docks where the people used to lay. About 70 ft down then. Haven’t been there to dive since then. Maybe this year
divingbear - 8/08/2017 7:42 PM
Welcome, and if you wish to dive 1.5 hrs north look me up as we dive every Sunday...
JohnDiver123 - 8/08/2017 7:47 PM
Where do you dive? I’d like to learn more about it. Always looking for new places to dive beyond Dutch.
JohnDiver123 - 8/26/2017 8:42 AM
Haven’t forgotten about you and the lake dive. Do you dive into Sept/Oct?
divingbear - 8/26/2017 10:31 AM
We’ve dove there as late as dec 20
JohnDiver123 - 8/26/2017 11:04 AM
Awesome. 2 tank dives typically?
divingbear - 8/26/2017 11:11 AM
We’ve dove there as late as dec 20
divingbear - 8/26/2017 11:13 AM
Yes we do 2 tanks stay shallow so lots of bottom time
JMPdiver - 5/13/2017 5:19 AM
How often do you try to go to dutch springs? where else have you tried diving locally?
JohnDiver123 - 5/13/2017 1:25 PM
I try to go to Dutch every other week if I can. Other than that I dive the Long Island Sound. Low visibility but good experience. How about you?
JMPdiver - 5/15/2017 11:34 AM
well I just moved to maryland a few months ago from Cape Cod MA, I’ve been to dutch twice before, now that i am closer i would like to try to go more often. but i don’t know many divers down here. Diving on Cape Cod was fun. I would dive for lobsters almost every weekend. When will you be heading to Dutch again?
JohnDiver123 - 5/15/2017 8:12 PM
I hope to head there on Friday May 26. We have a few of us going. I hope to get there a few times in June. Heading to Maui in July and then back at Dutch a few times in August.
BoraManta - 9/21/2016 5:53 PM
John, any day but 9/28. Most likely will be there 9/25 also.
JohnDiver123 - 9/06/2016 9:25 PM
Great video! What was the temp like at the wreck? I see no one is wearing a hood!
wuzaracer - 9/06/2016 9:37 PM
The surface air temp was 92 F, I think it was about 74-76 degrees at depth. I remember feeling so comfortable after crossing the thermocline.
JohnDiver123 - 9/06/2016 9:48 PM
Wow. Good to know. Looks like a blast!