New diver in Seattle

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New diver in Seattle

Post by JDelage » Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:57 pm

Hello everyone...

Let's see... I'm a French expat, living in Seattle for 7 1/2 years, and I'm going to be 35 in July. I work for Microsoft & live in Queen Anne.

I used to dive 20 yrs ago in France, but let my certification lapse, and I got re-certified last year in Cozumel, which is a really nice spot. I'm hoping to find here some good advice on diving spots, etc, and I hope to hook up with existing divers around here who can show me around and don't mind mentoring me a bit (I'm very comfy underwater, but the fact is, I'm new...)

Also, I recently got a fantastic DSLR (EOS-D20), and I *might* one day try to take underwater pics.

Cheers,

Joss

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Post by Joshua Smith » Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:05 pm

Ah, the Ayn Rand fan- welcome to our little club! Nice to meet you, or should I say "enchante?"
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Post by Sounder » Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:27 pm

Welcome to cold water you can't see in!!! \:D/ Look forward to meeting you!

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Post by Tangfish » Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:22 pm

The only other French divers I met were very, very good. So, I trust that a countryman of Jacques Cousteau would make a good addition to the Club. Let us know when you're ready to go \:D/

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Post by Tom Nic » Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:29 pm

Welcome Joss!

This is a great place to be to get used to the water in the Sound!

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Post by JDelage » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:57 am

Thanks all. For now, it seems my first priority would be to find a good shop in Seattle to set up a drysuit orientation & rent equipment from...

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Post by Sounder » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:33 pm

There are lots of great shops - where do you live/work?

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Post by JDelage » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:27 pm

I live on the top of Queen Anne, in Seattle.

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Post by DiverDown » Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:09 pm

This is a good shop..
Who run barter town?

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Post by Dave » Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:12 am

Welcome Joss. I am sure there are several of us that will gladly show you the spots we know and love and as always you are welcome at any club dive!!!
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