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2012 OW Training & Check Out Dives

Posted by reddevilscuba on October 12, 2012 at 4:40 PM

 by Jamie Taylor

To begin with, when I signed up for scuba diving Gary was so helpful making sure that all my questions were answered. Showing me various types of equipment and explaining the do’s and don’ts. After bugging the him numerous times “when is the class gonna start?”, the word came we will be starting July 14th. This diver was so stoked I showed up for class gear in hand and ready to go. Well needless to say I was a week early, there was a little chuckle from Gary but all good. During my classroom and pool sessions, right off the bat I was thrilled and excited to learn the sport of scuba diving. My Instructors/teachers/mentors and friends Brian and Gary made me feel so comfortable and safe based on the tremendous knowledge and experience they have. Although there was only two of us at the start, but my classmate and dive buddy Conner was great, shivering his ass off in the pool. We were then joined by Walter and Al all these guys were a joy to spend so time with . I would dive with these guys any day.

On the Check out dive weekend in Tobermory, I met a few more divers in the Red Devil family and was given a warm welcome by all, which everybody was so helpful with tips and hints and making sure that I was all geared up and ready to go. We completed the skills required to become very well organized divers and well briefed on the dive site. It was a great pleasure to have Brian as an instructor very patient. On day two, since Conner and I were the first two to complete our skills, Gary took us on a little tour around the lighthouse dive site, mega cool I loved it. After surfacing completing CESA, Gary shook our hands and congratulated us. Gary said, “Well Done! You’re divers now.” To-date I have 16 logged dives and it’s rising, Oh Oh I have been bit by the diving bug.

Categories: Good to Know - what have you learned in scuba lately?

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