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I Love to Scuba Dive

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    DIVE Free Away From All Only Me

    Life is full of fun twists and turns.  I became twisted to "my life" when visiting my diving fun friend Cindy in Pompano Beach area.  She loves to scuba dive and since I was interested, we attended the Ocean fest down there.  It was fascinating this...
    skatelady skatelady 46-50, F Aug 21, 2008

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    Scubadiving

    Ok scubadiving all started for me when I was in fourth grade. My school had christmas vacation off and I. Was staying with my grand father he took me to a dive shop that I had no clue what this was about then I got to see the divers in the traing pool.He asked me if I want to...
    christinahether christinahether 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    Dynamic Underworld

    Although my favorite diving has been off the Florida Keys, one outstanding dive was in a cove in San Diego. The three of us did a beach entry past the swimmers. The day was partly cloudy and the water looked dark with a slight chop. Once underneath, the teeming life of the cove...
    scubadad scubadad 41-45, M Jan 26, 2012

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    I have a minor diver cert.

    .. Alpha certification. But I intend of getting my open water dive as soon as my life allows the time for it.
    DynamiteMike DynamiteMike 22-25, M Jun 19

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    Naui

    got my card in Sharem el shiek red sea in 82 wow what an experience
    jeanette69 jeanette69 41-45, T May 20, 2011

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    Diving

    When I was a girl living in Ct. my oldest brother belonged to a scuba club-he had all the gear-I used to put it on and lay on the bottom of our pool---it was pretty neat sensation---as a young adult (20) I went on a cruise with my best friend-that was when I went scuba diving for...
    donewiththis donewiththis 51-55 8 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    I have always wanted to scuba

    but it was not until 2003 that I took the plunge. Fell in love with it and after 300+ dives I am still hooked. 2006 I became a Public Safety Diver in the Kansas City area. Most rewarding diving I have ever done. The biggest problem is finding enough dive buddies. Keep wearing...
    deavesl708 deavesl708 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Blowing Bubbles

    new here to EP, so hello. I was certified in '87, been diving ever since. Forunate enough to have been to some really cool places and made some excellent dives. I haven't had a chance to go so far this year but hoping to put a trip together late Sept. or Oct. ...
    meoky meoky 36-40, M Aug 14, 2008

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    Became A Divemaster To Go To Tahiti

    I started diving about 4 years ago, got a lot of certificates pushed fast by my dive instructor, started working fulltime, until I became a divemaster. Most of this was done for the sake of training, so not many pretty waters. Haha. But I learned a lot, and in rough...
    WonderlustKing WonderlustKing 22-25, M Jul 16, 2010

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    Mantas In Kona, Hawaii

    I've been diving for about 5 years now, and I've been down maybe 20 or 25 times. This year I had perhaps the most amazing experience yet, one I recommend to anyone. It was a manta dive in Kona. These amazing creatures can grow to 25 feet across (the biggest ones we saw were maybe...
    dopaminejunkie dopaminejunkie 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    Night Diving Rocks!

    I used to dive alot...haven't been in awhile, but I'd like to get some in this winter.  On a dive trip several years ago I did my first night dive and I was so blown away that I thought I would never again want to do a day dive.  It's a little creepy at first because...
    bioyah bioyah 41-45, M Aug 16, 2008

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    Please Help With My Uni Survey - Public Perceptions Of Cetaceans In Captivity

    Im doing a survey as part of my coursework for uni, please take 5 mins to help me out. https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/9ee446e
    PrincessCarlo PrincessCarlo 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    The Water

    To me, being deep in the Sea/Lake feels a bit like space travel... The biggest adventure. I can't wait to go again! I'm in school for the next two years so I'm too broke go diving until I'm done, what torture! Maybe for my birthday! The way she envelopes every...
    aBigFish aBigFish 36-40 Jan 27, 2009

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    The freedom of gliding over the hard earth.

    Wow. It's like I'm flying. As a youngster still new and over confident we (6 of us) were 80 ft down on a sandy bottom. Vis was over 100 feet. Only random see pens dotted the bottom I took my tank and regs off and my buddy (still with his tank) and I went off. The freedom was...
    nomad1966 nomad1966 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    Vandenberg

    I just finished a week of diving in Key West and doubled-dipped the Vandenberg twice. The first day was a little disappointing as the visibility was only 40-50 feet. You could see the ship once you got up closer, but there was a bunch of stuff in the water making it hard to...
    parttimeposer parttimeposer 46-50, M Apr 8, 2012

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    Liquid Oxygen?

    Is there really such a thing? Watching The Abyss right now... again... seems like a fascinating idea... probably certain people wouldn't be able to handle it, though.
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    Fish Dreams

    There is something magical about entering the underwater world. We can only visit for a short time, but our thoughts remain in this world. I was first certified in scuba in Okinawa. Since then I have dove in California, Florida, Lake Michigan, and countless quarries. I love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    Scuba is one of my passions.

    Nothing like being down 100 ft in a serene environment with a colorful world.
    trev48 trev48 46-50, M Jan 24

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    DIVE Free Away From All Only Me

    Life is full of fun twists and turns.  I became twisted to "my life" when visiting my diving fun friend Cindy in Pompano Beach area.  She loves to scuba dive and since I was interested, we attended the Ocean fest down there.  It was fascinating this...
    skatelady skatelady 46-50, F Aug 21, 2008

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    Removed From Your Body's Limitations

    Your in a boat that rocks with the massive swells of the ocean, looking for coast to keep you locked into a sense of landed legs. Your master gives a briefing and splash!!! Then O.K.... thumbs down. You escape the world you've known all your life. You escape the limits of reality...
    melong melong 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Love It!

    Anyone ever done the dive at the Living Seas Exhibit at Epcot- Disney in Florida. Amazingly fun!
    vasblog vasblog 31-35, M Sep 20, 2013

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    Teh Awesome

    yeah i got certified this past spring through a course at my school. needless to say, SCUBA diving is pretty amazing.. i got pretty anxious before hopping into the water at my certification dive, but i don't know.. once i get in and everythings working the way it should it feels...
    soulsadriftx soulsadriftx 16-18, M Jun 28, 2007

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    Relaxing

    I just got certified over the summer and have only been diving during the open water certification but I loved it.  Just swiming throu the water with no stress, nothing to worry about.  I just need to find someone to go with and somewhere to go diving
    loneranger loneranger 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2007

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    Diving In Paradise

    at Seventeen I moved to Puerto Rico. it was an interesting time, living on my own, finishing High school at Ft. Buchanan. Working on the beach to earn money. one of my friends was a diver and got me interested. My dive instructor, didnt believe in pool work, so our first class...
    outdoorsguy outdoorsguy 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2011

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    Oki Dives (SCUBA)

      I live on the island of Okinawa, just south of Japan.  I dive the east China sea as often as possible.  Always Saturday mornings if seas conditions allow it and during the week when there is time.  The waters are warm most of the year and the visiblity is...
    Julesoblivion Julesoblivion 36-40, F Jun 22, 2008

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    Started This Summer

    Hoping I get to check out the Lost Villages and the Eastcliffe Hall before I go back to school in the fall.
    NoEh NoEh 22-25 Aug 5, 2010

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    :)

    I've only been scuba diving a few times, but I love it so much.  As soon as I have time, I'll do it again.
    bolganeagh bolganeagh 16-18, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2007

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    A Little Nervous

    i have my first class tomorrow and i'm a tad bit nervous. i keep thinking that i'm going to screw up in some way and end up trapped an d all alone in some sort of debri, running out of air, and basically dying. i know this is sort of foolish but tell that to my overactive...
    desieyez desieyez 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 18, 2007

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    Sharks??

     Who's afraid!!!!  In central CA, boy do we have them. They go along w/ the territory!!!!
    hotbianca hotbianca 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    Dive and Keep Diving!

    I want to breath compressed air at depth... But I can't get a flight soon enough... Diving...Diving is the only way I can feel at peace...    Can I meet more divers here?
    Eternal Eternal 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2009

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    Totally Can'T Forget This Experience....

    You know, when I was little, I loved watching adventure stories with Jacques Cousteau's famous research ship Calypso. He is regarded as the father of diving. Throughout my life, I have always wanted to dive like my idol, but due to the limited time, my career and some...
    ween84 ween84 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Daughter's Scuba Stories

    My first-grader daughter is fascinated by the idea of scuba diving. Of course she's never been, but she has a great imagination. One day the father of one of her first-grade friends asked me if I take her diving. I laughed and said no, and he laughed and said that she tells tall...
    scubadad scubadad 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Scuba Diving For Life

    I first became a lover of scuba diving when I was 20, on a trip to Kauai.  Was hesitant at first, but had a spectacular teacher.  Plus, having Kauai be your first scuba diving experience, is pretty great.  I go as often as possible, sometimes not even waiting for the summer...
    FGalvin FGalvin 36-40, M Feb 21, 2012

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    I <3 Scuba!

    Best hobby I've ever had by far! I've been an open water diver for over a year now and I can't thank my dad enough for getting me into this. My first good dive was in Cozumel, Mexico at Palancar Caves. The water was so clear and the wildlife so abundant. No cold water either haha...
    firemedic12 firemedic12 26-30, M Jul 20, 2013

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    The Fish =d

    Oh I just love the feeling of breathing under water and being surrounded by so many fish. Wow its darn awesome Love it got my advanced and plan to keep cimbing the ranks =D
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 15, 2008

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    Had My First Abort

    I imagine it's inevitable, but nonetheless disappointing. I was headed out for a double-dip wreck dive when the ship buried its bow a couple times and the mate called off the dive. This would've been the first time I'd seen sharks and I was less than happy about driving to the...
    parttimeposer parttimeposer 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    Rescue Diver Course

    I just recently got certified as a rescue diver. Now I'm not the most fit guy in the world but I'm no slouch. OMG this was the most challenging course in scuba diving that I have been on. The place that I took the course the viz was no more than 3 feet. At one point I had my dive...
    Rescuediver1874 Rescuediver1874 36-40, M Oct 16, 2013

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    Blackbeard's

    I was totally surprised last week. My birthday is coming up and my wife has been hiding something from me for the past month or so. Well I guess that my daughter could no longer keep it a secret and wanted to blab. So I got my birthday present early. I get to go on the Blackbeard...
    Rescuediver1874 Rescuediver1874 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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    First Ocean Dives

    I finally had a chance to dive somewhere besides a pool or quarry, and it was great. Water was warm, visibility was good and the people were all very pleasant. One of the things I like about diving is that you generally have to meet and talk to new people--your buddies. Unlike...
    parttimeposer parttimeposer 46-50, M Oct 16, 2011

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    First Dive

    The first time I went diving was in the Straights of Juan de Fuca(?sp).  My friend had bottles, and wet suits and we decided to give it a try.  He told me I needed 25lbs to get down.  I spun down like a lure.  Hit the bottom in a cloud of silt. ...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2009

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    Return To The Vandenberg

    A couple of times a year, I have the opportunity to escape my obligations and go diving. I started late in life, so don't know many other people who are divers, hence I'm always alone on these vacations. A week ago I decided to return to Key West and complete a wreck diving...
    parttimeposer parttimeposer 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    What was your first dive like?

    ? My boyfriend is a certified instructor and I really want to go with him. But I am so scared. I have a fear of not being able to breathe, and it sucks that you cannot surface as fast as you want. Can anyone calm my nerves about this? I'd like to impress my boyfriend.. He'd be so...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Did It For Years

    about 2 years i slowed way and and stop most diving as i am just getting to old and the pain from way to many broken bones hurts for a long time after diving even only to 20 feet to go crabing it iw as a different world under water
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 2, 2011

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    Mouse Diver

    I've been diving professionally and recreation-ally for years,  I spent time in the Military and had the opportunity to dive in some great if not dangerous locations all over the world.  After I left the service, I was approached by a company in Southern California and...
    Thorfyn Thorfyn 41-45 Feb 3, 2009

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