View Full Version : Greetings from a Newbie!

08-08-2007, 14:08
Just completed PADI Open Water Certification this weekend with my 16 y/o daughter. What a blast! We have been snorkling for years on our trips to the Caribbean, boy was that a waste after this experiance.

We are ready to go for it and have already planned our Nitrox Certification and looking at our Advanced Open Water Cert.

I am a Registered Nurse and my daughter will be entering into her Junior year of High School. We have some easy dive sites around Dallas/Fort Worth, but can't wait to go abroad.

Next June we will be on a cruise in the Mexican Riveria, then Hawaii the next year, so we have some great places ahead.

Any suggestions for short weekend trips around North Texas? Let us know, and thanks for this forum.

WV Diver
08-08-2007, 14:39
I've seen some Texans running around the board that can probably help you with local dive sites. Welcome to the board. Have fun in your travels, wish it were me going to these places.:smiley13:

08-08-2007, 15:09
Welcome to the boards, and congratulations to you and your daughter for your accomplishment!!!!

You'll find this is a nice place to hang out, and from one newbie to another, a good place to learn stuff too!!

08-08-2007, 15:18
Take your time, there's no rush and you'll find it more enjoyable with more diving experience under your belt.

Welcome by the way.

08-08-2007, 15:28
welcome to ST congrats on your certification

08-08-2007, 16:43
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your certification. Mexico isn't too far away. The north Texas lakes offer diving but they can be deep, dark, and low viz. IMHO on a day like today CSSP is a fun dive.

08-08-2007, 16:57
Also new divers (wife, son, self) AND neighbors. Wife is Reg. Nurse and son is 16 y/o......Is that cool or creepy?

08-08-2007, 21:00
hello and welcome to ST

08-08-2007, 21:06
Welcome to the board and congrats on your certs! It's gotta be great having a built in dive buddy. Enjoy the classes, they really got me hooked on diving.

08-08-2007, 21:07
Hi Scubanurse....I am also new to this board and am also a nurse with a 17 year old daughter (as well as a 21 year old son who dives). Your vacation plans sound great!Keep us informed.

WV Diver
08-08-2007, 21:10
Hi Scubanurse....I am also new to this board and am also a nurse with a 17 year old daughter (as well as a 21 year old son who dives). Your vacation plans sound great!Keep us informed.
Kokomo you are HOT:smiley2::smiley20:

08-09-2007, 11:23
Hey ScubaNurse! Welcome to ST! Here is a link (http://www.scubaboard.com/showthread.php?t=194905) to a thread on SB that has some good info on local diving sites that was just posted in the last couple of days. Have fun!

08-09-2007, 11:32
As a local north Texan I can say with reasonable certanty you have a drive ahead if good vis. is important to you. However Grapevine & P.K. are ok, but use plenty of markers, some thick skulls down here.

08-09-2007, 11:38
Hi .... and welcome to the board.

08-09-2007, 12:49
Welcome to the board!

08-09-2007, 13:58
We are neighbors. We live at Saddle Club Estate on Mineral Wells Hwy. Just a few miles from you.

We may be able to hook up at some point and see what's out there.

Thanks to all for the comments and feedback.

08-09-2007, 14:11
UNKLEPOTTY??? it's tuff enough to live with this nickname. Let's please get it right.:smiley36: seriously, we'd be glad to get together some time.

08-09-2007, 15:18
Welcome to the site and congrats on your certs!!

08-09-2007, 16:14
Welcome. I think it would make me feel better diving with TWO nurses on the dive boat.

08-09-2007, 17:01
Welcome to the Scuba Toys forum. I am sure that you will find a pleathera of knowledge on here so do not hesitate to ask questions.

Congrats on the OW cert. Take you time with other certifications. You do not want to do to much to fast. You will never remember it all...