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creggur
07-17-2007, 07:29
Well my wife and I finished our checkdives yesterday, and I'm proud to announce there are two new NAUI certified SCUBA divers today!!!http://www.scubaboard.com/images/smilies/More%20Smiles/eyebrow.gif





All went well on the checkdives except for a little trouble with my BCD... When I was doing my BC remove and replace skill demonstration I had a little problem. When I was trying to get it back on I knocked my weight belt loose and it fell off. Fortunately it fell accross my calf and with my leg bent I was able hold it there and maintain my position. So then I get my BC back on, but the cummerbund has folded under and I couldn't secure my BC. So I'm struggling to get the left side of the cummerbund back out, holding my weight belt on my right calf.





I never panicked, but I did suck down some serious air during this exercise.. So I finally get the cummerbund out and BC secured, and I'm ready to put the weight belt back on... As luck would have it as I get prone with the weight belt around me it's on backward...http://www.scubaboard.com/images/smilies/Standard%20Smiles/11doh.gif So I had to get it turned around and going the right way. Finally I get it back on correctly.... Though it was a struggle, and I blew through some air doing all of this, I was quite proud of myself for not panicking, and just working through the situation as best I could.... All in all it was a fun day at Ginnie Springs in Florida....

Vercingetorix
07-17-2007, 08:03
Congrats and welcome to the club!!!
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Queen
07-17-2007, 08:05
Congratulations on your accomplishment!! smileys/smiley32.gif

ertechsg
07-17-2007, 11:33
Sounds like you'll make a good diver.JOB WELL DONE!

jacewindu
07-17-2007, 12:20
congrats; welcome to the club!

GottaDiveMore
07-17-2007, 12:28
Congrats !!! Find a good dive club, find a good dive shop, and keep that bookmark for ST.

frankc420
07-17-2007, 15:58
Congratulations! I'm sure you will be a great diver! Keep up the training!

FishFood
07-17-2007, 16:09
Congrats to you both! Weclome to the dive world, now hand over your credit cards :)

przeor
07-18-2007, 02:51
Congrats! Have you decided on a second job to feed you addiction yet... oops, maybe I shoudln't ruin that surprise!

Cichlid
07-18-2007, 07:10
Congrats! Delivering pizza isn't a bad second job fyi.

thesmoothdome
07-20-2007, 00:48
Congrats, and don't sweat the BC weight belt thing. Very few fish are asking you to do skills and the fact that you were able to deal with the situation says a lot for your comfort underwater. Enjoy diving!

medic001918
07-20-2007, 02:05
Congratulations. Many happy dives for you and your SO. Enjoy all the good times that scuba brings.
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gunnarman
07-20-2007, 19:19
congrats. wecome, and say hello to a new addiction.

the gooch
07-20-2007, 21:33
Congrats on your new cert. Now say goodbye to all your $. Did your instructor have you grossly overweighted in the fresh water like mine did at Weeki Wachee