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Sparkyvett
04-28-2008, 10:29
:smiley20: I got certified this weekend at the Homestead Crater in Utah. The water was warm about 98 degrees. It was also a little murky, a big group of 30 people before us stirred up a lot of the sediment. So you couldn't see that well.
:smiley21: The only bad thing is that my new Uwatec Smartcom failed a few minutes into the first dive, so I've got to get it replaced or fixed before my Mexico trip in a few weeks.! For some reason the depth just started showing 3 dashes and the time went to zero. One of my instructors has the same computer and looked at mine and said not to worry that they would take care of it. I'll also post this in the computer section to see if anyone else has had a simmilar problem.

Foo2
04-28-2008, 10:35
Congrats on your new cert!!! That's awesome!! Sorry to hear that your computer pooped out on you. That sucks! Hopefully you can get it taken care of soon.

mixahl
04-28-2008, 10:42
Congrats on your certification! Thank God for insurance...

ScottW
04-28-2008, 11:13
:smiley20: :smiley20:Congrats on the cert.
:smiley19: On the computer going south
:smiley19: On not leaving me any vis for later today.

reactive
04-28-2008, 11:15
Congrats on the new cert and joining the ranks of SCUBA! Sorry to hear about your computer though, that just stinks!

frogman159
04-28-2008, 12:02
:smiley20: great work

Sparkyvett
04-28-2008, 12:17
:smiley19: On not leaving me any vis for later today.

Sorry about that, but I'd blame Alpine Scuba out of Ft. Collins, CO for the visibility problems, they had about 30 people there, I don't know how they all fit! We (from High Plains Scuba) only had 11 of us.

Flatliner
04-28-2008, 12:22
Congrats from a fellow SSI diver!

ratown
04-28-2008, 12:27
Congratulations man.

harb99
04-28-2008, 13:37
:smiley20: congrats

jwdizney
04-28-2008, 19:28
CONGRATS!:smiley20:

Capt Hook
04-28-2008, 21:16
Congrats!

DiverMAN
04-28-2008, 21:22
Congrats...

matt151617
04-30-2008, 21:48
The water was 98 degrees? Seriously?

ratown
04-30-2008, 21:52
98 degrees? Mmmmmmm that sounds good. How is it 98 degrees? Is it a volcano caldera??? lol

DiverMAN
04-30-2008, 21:58
98 degrees? Mmmmmmm that sounds good. How is it 98 degrees? Is it a volcano caldera??? lol
or a hot tub?...

mixahl
04-30-2008, 22:10
Congrats! Diving in a crater tends to get hot! :smiley36::smiley36:

matt151617
04-30-2008, 22:20
Maybe he meant 89, which is a little more reasonable. I don't think there is many bodies of water that are naturally 98 degrees, aside from hot springs. For reference, the pool that I work at, we keep our hot tub between 102 and 104.

fisheater
05-01-2008, 00:50
Diving in 98 degrees would make it feel like diving in piss. Wouldn't it? (Never an issue in NorCal.)

Congrats on your new cert.

Too bad your computer went south before you could. Have fun in Mexico.

EuphoriaII
05-01-2008, 08:44
Congratulations. Now practice, practice, practice.
I find myself constantly getting better as a diver but it's only through practice

Sparkyvett
05-05-2008, 12:09
98 degrees? Mmmmmmm that sounds good. How is it 98 degrees? Is it a volcano caldera??? lol

The homestead crater in Utah is a natural artesian hot spring. Kind of like Old faithful (geyser) in Yellowstone, without the geyser part and scalding hot water. You do get hot, but it beats a 7mm suit in a cold lake!

kahoots
06-15-2008, 09:45
Congratulations! I am almost there too.

JimHar99
06-15-2008, 10:09
Congrats on your certification.

Wow, 98 degrees is pretty warm. Now when you get to Mexico and hit 80 degree water it'll feel cold.

diver 85
07-10-2008, 00:12
It probably got overheated and melted something inside???........man, you dove in a hottub........

Sasha_K
07-10-2008, 00:15
Congrats!

mchain
07-10-2008, 08:54
congratulations!

Don Wray
07-10-2008, 16:12
Congratulations! Now, go have fun and dive, dive, dive. Best wishes

Merrimorte
07-12-2008, 01:06
Congrats! I too shall be ssi certed here in less than 2 weeks. The wait has been horrific! :>

Merri

Vercingetorix
07-12-2008, 13:56
Congrats! I too shall be ssi certed here in less than 2 weeks. The wait has been horrificI feel your pain.

Let us know when you complete yours. If/When something cool or unexpected happens during the class, let us know that as well. Open a new thread.

Merrimorte
08-10-2008, 05:31
Congrats! I too shall be ssi certed here in less than 2 weeks. The wait has been horrificI feel your pain.

Let us know when you complete yours. If/When something cool or unexpected happens during the class, let us know that as well. Open a new thread.


Got it July 27th! Put 14 dives in already... but NEEEEDDD MORE!

.....yup addicted

plot
08-10-2008, 08:41
98 degrees... isn't that the crappy boyband jessica simpsons ex-hubby was from?

congrats on the cert, let us know how mexico is!

Jenn
08-10-2008, 08:51
Congratulations on the ow certification. Have fun with your new found love.

sravin1
08-10-2008, 21:46
congrats on your cert. enjoy your diving safely and responsibly

firemedic8082
08-10-2008, 21:56
Congratulations. Now prepare to spend all your money on diving....