View Full Version : Hello from New Orleans

08-15-2007, 21:04
Myself, wife and two sons (21 & 18) got certified 2 weeks before Katrina hit and have not had time to dive until this summer. We got to do some great diving in Hawaii in May this year as a family when my youngest son graduated from high school. Got to do a night dive with Manta Rays which was one of the highlights of the trip.

Thought I would start my introduction with that info.


08-15-2007, 21:21
Welcome to the board!

What exactly made you and your entire family decide to start scuba diving?

08-15-2007, 21:27
welcome. sounds like a great trip!

08-15-2007, 21:28
hello and welcome my friend.

08-15-2007, 21:32
Welcome to the board! Thats cool that the entire family is into diving.

08-15-2007, 21:35
I was certified 3 years before I met my wife. My wife was going to do her checkout dives in the Florida Keys on our delayed Honeymoon (3 months after getting married) when we found out she was pregnant. Scratch the first attempt for her to get certified. Several more attempts and a few resort dives to get us by sustained our zeal for diving.

When we were telling this story with both of our grown sons listening, they both jumped up and said let's all get certified and so we did. We are a tight family and the parents paid for everything so everyone was happy!

08-15-2007, 22:19
Welcome to the board! That sounds cool how your sons got certified. :)

08-15-2007, 23:08
Welcome to ST! I'm from a family of divers as well! Family buddies rock!

08-16-2007, 06:12
Congrats on the certs. Welcome to the boards, it's a nice place to hang out....

08-16-2007, 09:18
N'awlens. Great City. Used to go to the Jazz Fest every year when I lived down south. Great City. Welcome. Glad to see you made it through Katrina.