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    AND I THOUGHT SKYDIVING WAS AN EXPENSIVE SPORT! NOW SCUBA CERTIFIED!

    So this elderly woman in her 80's I was doing handyman work for on her house, horse pen, trimming trees on property, etc. for about a year. After getting to know each other and all the things she has done to include scuba diving many years ago and asking me about all the things I have done gold prospecting, metal detecting, paratrooper (HALO also), martial arts, and civilian skydiving, etc.

    After mentioning always wanted to scuba dive but never had the time or chance I figured when I retired from the Army I would do it. She has a friend who's ex-husband is a Scuba Instructor and she had gotten me a Scuba Diving Open Water Course as a Christmas present last year. Well due the winter months and me being on Active Duty and especially with the Hoax going on with limited time on the weekends working 6 days a week and places being closed it was delayed. Finally a month and a half ago I was able to start the course and finish my Open Water Certification on July 11th!

    During my course I have been buying diving gear, now all is left is BCD, tank, and weights! Maybe another thicker wetsuit! Water gets a little cold at 30ft and colder deeper down!

    So now that I have that accomplished I am going to do the advanced diving course, then move on to the next steps!

    Now at least I can go into rivers, lakes, and wherever and find all the iPhones, jewelry, and junk that people lost or tossed! Just like metal detecting, I will have to pick up other peoples trash!

    Of course I want to dive in some lakes, or places where I can also find some gold under water!

    If anyone around the Austin, Texas area is also an Open Water Diver, give me a shout and lets go diving!
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    There should be some good scuba clubs in and around Austin. I cannot Express enough the value of hanging out with experienced divers especially as a beginner. Ask if they're blue water or swamp divers. Blue water do trips to exotic locations, swamp divers would dive a mud puddle if it's deep enough. As a detectorist your next step is an underwater detector. Your gear is only going to get more expensive and a lot more fun.


    There's some good treasure diving I'm told around Austin and S.A. too. Couple of places I'm dying to get my underwater detector in.
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    ... once you do advanced and get some bottom time, you need to get Rescue certified. I took a NAUI cert and it was by far the most fun scuba class I've had. Very interactive skill based with searches, in water recessatation, controlling a hysterical swimmer, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by controlfreq View Post
    ... once you do advanced and get some bottom time, you need to get Rescue certified. I took a NAUI cert and it was by far the most fun scuba class I've had. Very interactive skill based with searches, in water recessatation, controlling a hysterical swimmer, etc.
    That's going to be one I am going to get into as well. I will be 58 in 2 weeks, so as long as my health is good I am game for new adventures!
    If I was President; I would take away welfare! I wouldn't make any bargains with foreign countries! I wouldn't take #@*& from any country! I would close the borders! I would get rid of taxes! I would make EVERYONE own at least 5 guns! I would ENFORCE Finders Keepers Law !!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHarleyMan2 View Post
    That's going to be one I am going to get into as well. I will be 58 in 2 weeks, so as long as my health is good I am game for new adventures!
    58, you kids kill me...
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    58, you kids kill me...
    No worries, I will slow down so you can keep up! Us young fellas have to think about our older elders!
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