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#574137 - 08/18/20 08:23 PM Back in the Saddle, Again....  
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Ok, here is the story.
Sometime back I decided to get back into SCUBA diving. I first qualified back in about 1987 and did some diving for a number of years, even doing some competition spear fishing.
Anyway I got married and had kids and the diving set on the back burner. I would dive once every 6-7 years it seemed.
My son also wanted to get into SCUBA so we decided to take the class together. I was going to just take a refresher but the dive shop, the same one I used in '87, suggested I just retake the whole class, offering to reduce my fees by 50%.

So my son and I signed up together and did the pool lessons.
Last weekend we went to Beaver Lake, Arkansas and did our Open Water Qualifying dives.
My son did very well and enjoyed himself tremendously.

It was a golden weekend for both of us.

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#574138 - 08/19/20 07:57 AM Re: Back in the Saddle, Again.... [Re: Parrott_head]  
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Congrats sounds like a great time.


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#574139 - 08/19/20 09:05 AM Re: Back in the Saddle, Again.... [Re: Parrott_head]  
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Funny thing, I am thinking about the same thing. Now that I live on the lake, I have had thoughts of getting back into scuba. One reason is to check my dock and anchoring points. We also travel to Mexico regularly and I could dive on the reef just offshore. It is the same reef that extends down to Belize.


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#574147 - 08/20/20 12:44 AM Re: Back in the Saddle, Again.... [Re: Parrott_head]  
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#574179 - 08/22/20 11:16 PM Re: Back in the Saddle, Again.... [Re: Parrott_head]  
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Well this weekend we went to Lake Murray in south central Oklahoma. Did two dives of about 40 minutes each in 25 feet of water. There are underwater platforms set up on the lake so you can practice your technique and buoyancy control. We had a good time. Look forward to many more.


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#574196 - 08/26/20 08:24 AM Re: Back in the Saddle, Again.... [Re: Parrott_head]  
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All this diving could lead to another boat


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#574200 - 08/28/20 06:46 PM Re: Back in the Saddle, Again.... [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin
All this diving could lead to another boat

A gently used tritoon, about 24 foot or so would be nice...


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