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JLeFever
06-18-2011, 19:42
Starting my AOW next Sunday June 25th with deep and nav dive and last dives on July 5th.
Should be fun, I can't wait.
any tips?

Chilly
06-18-2011, 20:37
I'd dry-run some nav legs with my compass to build confidence. Become more familiar with your instrument and practice following a heading, making 90 and 180 degree turns, and any other skills indicated in your manual. Have a great time and tell us how it went!

navyhmc
06-18-2011, 20:53
As Chilly said: Have fun. do a little land practice with your compass and read through the book ahead of time so you have a good idea of what questions to ask.

snagel
06-18-2011, 21:43
Relax and have fun. As said, work on compess skills on land so you are familiar with the compass.

Snagel

JLeFever
06-19-2011, 13:02
Will do..
I've done the reviews in the book this past week,
and have been doing some on-land compass drills just to familiarize myself more with it.
Last time I messed with a compass was almost 30 years ago in boy scouts.
On tuesday I'm meeting up with an MSDT buddy of mine to do some parking lot compass patterns, etc.
thanks , I'll post up when I can.

JLeFever
06-27-2011, 16:21
Did my Navigation, Deep, and Boat dives yesterday at a site called Barracuda alley here in SC about 10-12 miles off coast.
Viz was great and saw an incredible number of fish.
Schools and schools of fish all surrounding me.. was a great day of diving.
Unfortunately no video of it, cuz the instructor wanted me to focus on skills instead of camera work, so maybe next time i'll get video of this site. it was incredible.

So now only 2 dives left for my Wreck dive and PPB to do on July 5th, then I'm AOW.
sweet..

After that, I'm on to Nitrox class.

TwistedSister209
06-27-2011, 16:46
Woo Hoo!

Vercingetorix
06-28-2011, 06:40
With AOW nearly behind you, consider Rescue Diver. I had a lot of fun in that class, built confidence (I had only 20 dives total at that time), learned a lot, and was really challenged. You'll have to take EFR/O2/CPR/AED as well. These are often combined in two courses.

JLeFever
07-04-2011, 14:30
Last 2 AOW dives are tomorrow in the afternoon on a civil war wreck at 50 feet called the Sherman.
Hope the weather holds, forecast is calling for 50% chance of rain. boooo
Will report back tomorrow night.

navyhmc
07-04-2011, 19:48
That dive in and of itself sounds totally cool. Give us a full report please.

PTAaron
07-04-2011, 20:52
Have a great time!!

JLeFever
07-05-2011, 18:19
Back at home now, gotta rinse all my gear and hang it out to dry.
Got some great video footage, will upload later tonight.

navyhmc
07-06-2011, 01:59
Back at home now, gotta rinse all my gear and hang it out to dry.
Got some great video footage, will upload later tonight.

It's 8 hours later....where's your report?

(yes,I'm totally forgetting it's 0200 central, 0300 eastern and you're in bed...) :smiley36:

Water Wolf
07-06-2011, 10:06
I was gonna post for the vid last night, but it's morning now! This sounds like a fun dive and I look forward to seeing the video!

JLeFever
07-06-2011, 13:16
Glad my AOW is done, now onto Nitrox class.

Sorry, I was pretty tired last night after cleaning all my gear and didn't get a chance to process and edit almost 45 minutes of video of the dives.
It's done now, All I have to do is upload to youtube.
Will post link later after it uploads.

Noob
07-06-2011, 14:00
Is it done yet? LOL

Congrats dude.

navyhmc
07-06-2011, 20:41
Glad my AOW is done, now onto Nitrox class.

Sorry, I was pretty tired last night after cleaning all my gear and didn't get a chance to process and edit almost 45 minutes of video of the dives.
It's done now, All I have to do is upload to youtube.
Will post link later after it uploads.

How about a post here in scuba videos? I can't get youtube at work...

JLeFever
07-06-2011, 23:16
YouTube - ‪Sherman Wreck dive‬‏ (http://youtu.be/rWfwfzS2inw?hd=1)

Watch in 720HD and let it load before watching.
Shot with GoPro HD camera with Snake River Prototyping flat lens and URPro cyan filter
enjoy