I Am a Certified Scuba Diver

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    12/16/07- my certification day!!! we went this weekend for our final open water dives! IT WAS AMAZING. freazing, but amazing! i saw huge octopus! and a wolf eel! yes! are you for scuba? haha.
    LittleLady LittleLady
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2007

    Been certified for a few years now.

    I love the ocean and ocean life and it is great to expand beyond snorkling. Don't get me wrong snorkling is great, but being underwater and experiencing the boyancy the weightlessness is great.
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    3 Responses Jul 9, 2014

    I've Scuba Dived All Over

    I got certified to Scuba Dive(Open Water). I learned how to dive in John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo,Fl.I went to Grand Cayman Islands a couple of times.It's a very nice island but pretty expensive.The diving is all right,it's pretty much all about deep water or wreck dives...
    Justjoan Justjoan
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 29, 2008

    Wish I Could Dive More Often

    I got PADI certified in 1982 but have only been on a handful of dives over the years. I took a refresher course in the 1990s, but eventually gave away most of my equipment to friends that were also into diving. I've always had a problem getting my ears to equalize and had an...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger
    51-55, M
    Oct 17, 2011

    The greatest experience

    after being certified was to dive for a week the Great Barrier Reef. Stay on alive aboard dive boat for a week diving three times a day. I realized that everything is alive. From then on it was a wake up call to protect our oceans.
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    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    Having Fish Around....

    Aaron noted someplace here that it was fun to have fish come around. My dive buddy has a metal detector. He searches and I watch. Out in the sand off Rockport MA he found a hit and started to dig. Of course lots of burrowing critters came up. It wasn't long before the big...
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    Sep 8, 2011

    Padi Certified

    What a beautiful world down there...Got certified in Florida 1989 its been a long time ago..did my training in Davie Florida and did my Open Water Cert Test in Pompano Fl off one of the wrecks Hillsboro Beach FL......it was awesome... what a world down there..unless you have had...
    dreamcatcher60foru dreamcatcher60foru
    56-60, F
    Mar 9, 2013

    Short Story (Got Certified This Last Weekend)

    i went diving this last weekend in Monterey, Ca it was my first time and i had alot of fun. the end.
    darkenheat1 darkenheat1
    26-30, M
    Jul 31, 2013


    I am a certified advanced diver , I did my first course on October 29th 2010 at the age of 11 And my advanced on in December 2012 the age of 13 and I'm hoping to do the next course this year , I love scuba diving and it is a big help to me as I want to be a marine biologist...
    BlackDove2 BlackDove2
    13-15, F
    Feb 13, 2013
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