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OldManDiving
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New to Site!

Post by OldManDiving » Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:22 am

Hello All,

I'm new to this site. I'm getting back into diving. I have all my equipment (tanks being inspected as I write) but sadly I will need to replace several items due to age. I started diving back in 1993 and actually did some light diving for work. I dove until 1999 but found it difficult to find dive buddies then got busy with life. I'm now looking to get back into it again, looking at new dry suits and a couple other items then will be set. I have done all sorts of dives from boat, night, river, lake, pond etc. (years ago). I'm looking to get back into the diving scene and hoping to find a good group of people to join or join me for diving fun. Realistically it will take several more weeks to get all my new gear and take a refresher but hope to be out submerged soon.

Just wanted to say hello.

Al

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dsisson
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Re: New to Site!

Post by dsisson » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:26 am

Welcome - Several shops have dive events that make it easier to get hooked up with people for diving as well.

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Jeff Pack
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Re: New to Site!

Post by Jeff Pack » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:31 am

You also might consider one of the local dive clubs. The Marker Buoys are probably the most active.
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- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: New to Site!

Post by orcasc205 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:30 am

Welcome to the group, Al!

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Re: New to Site!

Post by OldManDiving » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:59 am

Thanks for the Information. I have stopped at a couple shops over the weekend. One local (in Bellingham) and one in Lynwood. once I have all my equipment ready to go I will see about getting into one of the dive clubs. I'm hoping to get around four dives in a month. Of course It will all depend on work. should know more in a couple weeks.

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Re: New to Site!

Post by orcasc205 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:07 pm

If you're up north, I've heard good things about Anacortes Diving & Supply.

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Re: New to Site!

Post by OldManDiving » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:32 pm

Thanks, I may stop in there this weekend. I want to look at some gear anyway and tend to talk more than look. Not sure if I'm going to replace my old dry suit with a dry suit or get a new wet suit and wait for this winter before I get a new drysuit. After 25 years the one I have is ready for replacement.

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Re: New to Site!

Post by YellowEye » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:47 pm

Welcome Back!

Anacortes diving is a great shop. A bit on the high price side but a great shop worth patronizing for great support. Member sharkb8 here is also from Bellingham, he may have more advice on local shops there.

Local sites for you I guess would be Keystone and Skyline and Rosario Beach? Or better yet the San Juans or British Columbia, but those'r closed for now. Or haha, dedicated divers like Scott W would drive from Bellingham to Redondo for a ThThTh dive! :rofl: :smt064

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Re: New to Site!

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:00 pm

Welcome to the club! Hope to see you around :)

Happy Diving!!
Live Long And Prosper!!!

Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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Re: New to Site!

Post by OldManDiving » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:23 am

I will need to tale a look at the undergarment. I tend to be on the warm site but it never hurts to have some extra under garments.

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Re: New to Site!

Post by Penopolypants » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:09 am

Welcome to the board, and welcome back to the addiction!
Come to the nerd side, we have pi!

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Re: New to Site!

Post by OldManDiving » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:56 pm

Thanks Penopoly! Now just needing to make the dive into purchasing new gear. Replacing my Drysuit, Mask, fin and snorkel is a must but actually looking at new BCD and dive computers. The old Sherwood Spirit DCS and gauges are still looking good but think I'm craving some new stuff.

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Re: New to Site!

Post by Jeff Pack » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:55 am

Shearwater just came out with a new Comp thats priced at 450$
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

CCR discussion on Caustic Cocktails.

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