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Noob
09-29-2009, 09:01
Tomorrow is my book exam. What are the main things to focus on for the test? I would think the Nitrogen calcs.

fisheater
09-29-2009, 10:00
Go through your five Knowledge Reviews. Everything on the exam should come from there.

If you understand what was covered there, you'll do just fine.

Lulubelle
09-29-2009, 10:14
I'd say it depends on where you are less comfortable. I have a science background, so my only review was the dive planning and calculations. Plus, that is stuff that you need to know cold to plan your dives. Promise me you will still practice even if you get a computer right out of the box? I had my computer go into freedive mode last dive and was happy that I still knew how to use my tables.

Noob
09-29-2009, 12:32
Oh I promise I will always use those dive charts and know how. I do own a computer but it has batteries. The charts dont. It always works.

Vercingetorix
09-29-2009, 13:14
Know your tables. Know your first aid, such as narcosis symptons. Relax.

Scuba Pete
09-29-2009, 14:26
If you did well on the quizes i dont think you should have any problems. Its really not that hard of a class from what i can remember about it. Go over the questions at the end of all the chapters and you should be ok.

navyhmc
09-29-2009, 15:20
Oh I promise I will always use those dive charts and know how. I do own a computer but it has batteries. The charts dont. It always works.

A very heathy and safe thought process to have noob.

Relax, go over the knowledge reviews, if you have a problem with a certain area, re-read. Relax and have fun! It's only a test and if you're as gung ho and you appear, you'll know the stuff and do well. :smiley20:

Oh, and let us know how you did!

comet24
09-29-2009, 15:44
If you've read the book, did the knowledge reviews and paid attention to your instructor you will be fine.

Going through the knowledge reviews is the best things to do.

BubblesMcCoy
09-29-2009, 16:08
As usual, navyhmc is right. Relax. As long as you're paying attention to the material and the quizes, and asking questions, you'll be fine. A good instructor is not going to let you fail, he/she will ensure that you know that material that you need to know, but diving is a learning process.

What you need to know from the course are the rules and procedures that will keep you safe. Beyond that, relax and enjoy the ride.

Noob
10-01-2009, 13:26
Well guys, I passed the written part. Now to the open water dive this weekend. I can not wait!:smilie40:

TJDiver
10-01-2009, 13:39
Woo Hoo! Congrats, Noob! Another addict is born. :smiley36:

Hey, where are you doing your check-out dives?

Noob
10-01-2009, 15:09
Mermet Springs IL.

navyhmc
10-02-2009, 15:49
Congrats! Good luck with the OW!

Just as easy as the pool, just a bit deeper, usually colder and there are fishes and can be lower vis. Take it easy and "Get 'R done!"

Noob
10-02-2009, 16:14
Thanks, yeah it will be colder then the pool. Much colder. The pool was 80-84 deg. this lake will probably be 72-76 deg.

I'll take some cheetos to feed the bluegill. :smilie40:

caburrid
10-04-2009, 14:00
Well guys, I passed the written part. Now to the open water dive this weekend. I can not wait!:smilie40:

Congrats and good luck on the tests dude! Enjoy the dives and keep your cool, and you will do fine!:smiley20::smiley20:

navyhmc
10-04-2009, 16:20
Aaand, how was the OW????

Inquiring minds want to know.

Noob
10-04-2009, 19:53
passed it with no problem. It was a ton easier then the pool I thought. After we did all the tests and stuff I went for a dive with my buddy since we had spare tanks. All is good. :smiley20:

Thanks for all the help!!!!

navyhmc
10-04-2009, 20:50
Good to go and welcome to the addiction!

fisheater
10-04-2009, 21:15
Yeah!!!!!

Now go out a dive and consider taking more classes. There's still a lot to learn.

Tekdivr
10-04-2009, 21:43
Congrats Noob! You've now entered a sport that you can grow with and one that should never grow old. Dive often, dive safely and continue learning. :smiley20:

Noob
10-05-2009, 09:00
Thanks guys:smiley20:

The next time my instructor gives some advanced classes I'll sign up.

Some I really think I'd like

Wreck diving
Night diving
deep diving
Navigation

so, I will get some dives under my belt and then start advancing.

Vercingetorix
10-05-2009, 09:14
Bravissimo!!!:smiley20::smiley32::smiley20::smiley 32:

Welcome to our happy family of addicts.

Next up...a pilgimage to the Holy Shrine of Scuba...ScubaToys

Oh, and kiss your money good-bye.


FYI. Concerning waiting before advancing. There's no need. I took AOW immediately after OW, even though there was a three-month hiatus without diving.

BubblesMcCoy
10-05-2009, 09:19
Congrats and welcome to the club. I agree with V, no reason to wait for AOW. Besides, its a fun way to experience some different diving environments (deep, night, etc.).

navyhmc
10-05-2009, 09:56
Where in MO Noob?

We might be able to meet at Oronogo depending on where you're at.

scubagirlj
10-05-2009, 10:20
do the peak performance buoyancy-its fun and really can make a difference in your diving

Noob
10-05-2009, 11:16
do the peak performance buoyancy-its fun and really can make a difference in your diving


That sounds like a good one:smiley20: probably would make a huge difference.


navyhmc, I'm about 25 miles south of st louis mo. Oronogo looks like its down around Joplin.

Table rock? Do you dive there? Its usually real clear. Bull shoals or Beaver might be good too. I dont know if you fish but I got a boat.

caburrid
10-05-2009, 18:13
passed it with no problem. It was a ton easier then the pool I thought. After we did all the tests and stuff I went for a dive with my buddy since we had spare tanks. All is good. :smiley20:

Thanks for all the help!!!!

Congrats dude!:smiley20: When are you getting your next dive in?

navyhmc
10-05-2009, 21:04
do the peak performance buoyancy-its fun and really can make a difference in your diving


That sounds like a good one:smiley20: probably would make a huge difference.


navyhmc, I'm about 25 miles south of st louis mo. Oronogo looks like its down around Joplin.

Table rock? Do you dive there? Its usually real clear. Bull shoals or Beaver might be good too. I dont know if you fish but I got a boat.

I've not dove TR or Bull for a loong time. Beaver is always good!

Noob
10-05-2009, 21:23
We should set something up next year to dive one of those lakes.:smilie40:

Tekdivr
10-05-2009, 22:47
do the peak performance buoyancy-its fun and really can make a difference in your diving


That sounds like a good one:smiley20: probably would make a huge difference.


navyhmc, I'm about 25 miles south of st louis mo. Oronogo looks like its down around Joplin.

Table rock? Do you dive there? Its usually real clear. Bull shoals or Beaver might be good too. I dont know if you fish but I got a boat.

I've not dove TR or Bull for a loong time. Beaver is always good!

I really like Beaver too!! BTW is that the name of a lake too? :smiley29::smiley36:

Noob
10-06-2009, 09:07
Yes, its a lake in AR. Good striper fishing there. I was waiting for this to go that route. LOL

Super clear water usually.


If I have a spear gun by then we could spear fish too!

Tekdivr
10-06-2009, 12:09
Sorry Noob, couldn't resist after reading Navy's response :smiley36:

Noob
10-06-2009, 12:40
Sorry Noob, couldn't resist after reading Navy's response :smiley36:

No problem, I think the same everytime I talk about that lake.:smilie39:

Its a great lake though. Super clear and deep.

navyhmc
10-06-2009, 13:58
We'll see what we can plan noob!

Noob
10-06-2009, 15:35
sounds good to me.:smiley20: