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deepblue68
06/01/2014, 06:52 PM
I completed my open water certification today! Iam really excited and can't wait to go on my trip to the Bahamas. Iam going to do the stuarts cove shark dive. Has anyone dove with them?

ace_92101
06/01/2014, 07:20 PM
Congratulations! I've dove the Bahamas, but not that particular dive. Im not a big fan of shark feeding dives. That said, several members have posted on the Stuarts Cove shark dive. Where did you do your training?

deepblue68
06/02/2014, 07:06 AM
I went with scuba network for my school and did my open water at Dutch springs in Bethlehem pa. For my open water. I did 4 four dives with the school there.

ace_92101
06/02/2014, 07:39 AM
Nice. Going from fresh water to ocean water is always nice. Don't forget to give us a trip report when you come back.

snorvich
06/02/2014, 02:08 PM
I completed my open water certification today! Iam really excited and can't wait to go on my trip to the Bahamas. Iam going to do the stuarts cove shark dive. Has anyone dove with them?

Sure. They do a nice job.

billsreef
06/03/2014, 06:11 AM
I went with scuba network for my school and did my open water at Dutch springs in Bethlehem pa. For my open water. I did 4 four dives with the school there.

Dutch is a good place for training. However, keep in mind diving in the ocean will have a few important differences. Namely current, waves (can make climbing up the side of a boat interesting in dive gear), and of course SW is considerably more buoyant. When you get to the Bahamas, do a buoyancy check to get your weighting right before you get on the dive boat if possible...worth making the time for this, instead of off the back of the boat when the clock is ticking. When it comes time to get back on the boat, I highly recommend keeping the regulator in your mouth while climbing the ladder, just in case a wave comes along and knocks you off ;) Also be sure and don't hang under the ladder while someone else is climbing, just in case they fall off ;) Naturally, be sure and enjoy the nice clear Bahama water :) Unlike in Dutch Springs, you won't find any thermoclines to drop below and get chilled :D

SantaMonica
06/08/2014, 03:04 PM
Congrats on your Cert.

Saltliquid
06/14/2014, 07:12 AM
thermoclines

Oh don't remind me, we do a deep dive quite a ways out tomorrow and for sure there will be large temp variations on that dive and a ton of grey nurse to watch over us.

deepblue68
07/04/2014, 06:12 PM
I will keep that in mind billsreef.one week to go , can't wait.
I will post up when I get back.

billsreef
07/05/2014, 06:46 AM
Enjoy :beer:

deepblue68
07/20/2014, 06:02 PM
well i got back from the bahamas last night and thought i share a few photos of my dive with stuarts cove dive shop.
http://IMG_3961.jpg

woodnaquanut
07/20/2014, 06:15 PM
Somethings not right. No pic! :(

deepblue68
07/20/2014, 06:45 PM
i have to resize pictures.i will try to post up tomorrow.

jefstathiou
07/20/2014, 06:51 PM
Looking forward to the pictures. Congratulations on your first "big" dives!

deepblue68
07/20/2014, 06:58 PM
thanks! it was really awesome! i just can't wait to dive again.

deepblue68
07/20/2014, 07:04 PM
i will work on the pictures and get them up asap.

deepblue68
01/10/2015, 07:50 AM
Sorry got really busy with work and life. I also fiqured it out.

http://http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv96%3B5%3Dwp%3E2435%3D%3A%3A%3C%3D834%3DXROQDF%3E2%3B633%3C8935 246wp1lsi (http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv96%3B5%3Dwp%3E2435%3D%3A%3A%3C%3D834%3DXROQDF%3E2%3B633%3C8935 246wp1lsi)

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv%3A727%3Dot%3E2435%3D%3A%3A%3C%3D834%3DXROQDF%3E2%3B633%3C8934 246ot1lsi

http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv8%3B54%3Dot%3E2435%3D%3A%3A%3C%3D834%3DXROQDF%3E2%3B633%3C8929 246ot1lsi

deepblue68
01/10/2015, 07:55 AM
http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv6%3B%3A%3Enu%3D3344%3E9%3B%3B%3E743%3EWSNRCG%3D3%3A724%3B98423 37nu0mrj

deepblue68
01/10/2015, 08:09 AM
http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv6799%3Dot%3E2435%3D%3A%3A%3C%3D834%3DXROQDF%3E2%3B633%3C893524 6ot1lsi



http://images2.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp83232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv7633%3Dot%3E2435%3D%3A%3A%3C%3D834%3DXROQDF%3E2%3B633%3C892%3B 246ot1lsi

Captain smoke
01/10/2015, 08:42 AM
Ive been a TDI Advance tech-diver for 10+ years, enjoy your new hobby and life style. Scuba is very addictive sport.

billsreef
01/10/2015, 08:51 AM
Pics look good :thumbsup:

Scuba is very addictive sport.

That's the truth. 30+ years and I still can't get enough of it :D

deepblue68
01/10/2015, 02:10 PM
Thanks captain smoke and bills reef. I can't wait to dive again thinking may and maybe a trip to the keys over the summer

r-balljunkie
01/10/2015, 04:24 PM
congrats on getting certified.

I'm sure this experience has changed your opinion of sharks. really beautiful creatures very few get a chance to see in their " somewhat" natural state.

I'm with Ace, not a big fan of shark feeding.

Good luck and good diving.

deepblue68
01/10/2015, 04:31 PM
Thank you and Yes it has! I also did a reef wall dive which was a dream come true. Absolutely beautiful!

Balletomane
01/12/2015, 09:50 AM
Welcome to the fold! Now you have two hobbies you can't afford...unless you are Bill Gates.

deepblue68
01/12/2015, 03:13 PM
Your right about that! Lol

deepblue68
01/12/2015, 03:14 PM
Your right about that! Lol

Patchmty
01/26/2015, 02:54 PM
Great pics. Congrats on getting certified. Now you'll have a harder time deciding whether to get new lights, a dive computer or scheduling a trip to the beach. lol