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Venio
07-20-2007, 23:07
I need a dive buddy for this coming Sunday at CSSP. My OW buddy ntburchf is injured and my future buddy is going to take the second part of his OW checkout dives that day, so I'm in need for someone to dive with. I'm a new diver, got certified last weekend and I've done one dive after it. I am safe and I can control my buoyancy well for a new diver.

Vercingetorix
07-21-2007, 14:47
Venio,
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>Can you dive Sunday, 22 Aug? My buddy bailed, too.

Venio
07-21-2007, 15:20
Awesome Rick! PM sent.

cleatus
07-22-2007, 15:54
Venio,
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV>I am also a fairly new diver and want to do some local diving. I am free most weekends if you are interested.</DIV>

gunnarman
07-23-2007, 19:14
cleatus,venio, i too always need a dive buddy. i can make just about any sunday at cssp. other places with advance notice. i will be at the pond this weekend as long as the doc does'nt say anything bad at my app. on thursday. holler

Venio
07-23-2007, 20:48
Well, I've already schedule dive with Illini Fan (Tom) for this coming Saturday. However, I don't mind if other people post in this thread looking for buddies. Even better, we can all meet this Saturday and dive from the same place at CSSP.

I realize it's hard for new divers to get buddies so it may be a good thing if we start something like a ST Dive Club. That way people like you and me that don't have permanent dive buddies will be able meet one. It's sound like an online dating service, but oh well, if it works why not!

Shoot back and let me know what you think about that.

Venko

Snyd
07-25-2007, 09:39
You-guys got room for one more. Experienced diver but have not been in the water in a year or so. Looking to get wet, check-fit gear and have some fun. Let me know.

Illini_Fan
07-25-2007, 09:42
The more the merrier -- PM with info on its way.

Illini_Fan
07-25-2007, 09:46
It sounds like we are getting some momentum for a good group on Saturday.

Confirmed: Venio, Illini_Fan, JipThePeople, Snyd
Possible: Illini_Fan's lazy son, ertechsq, ocean_dreamer

Snyd
07-25-2007, 11:19
Saturday is cool for me. What time are we talking about?

Illini_Fan
07-25-2007, 11:26
8am is when I plan on getting there.

Venio
07-25-2007, 11:27
Now, the plane is to meet 8am, left hand side of the park about half way down. Look for blue BMW convertible and green Jeep Cherokee. Those are Illini Fan and mine vehicles. I'll my cell does not work there so no point of posting the #.

cleatus
07-25-2007, 19:32
If Gunarman gets an OK feom the doc then we are going to try and meet on Sun. If not, I will try to meet up with you guys on Sat.

Illini_Fan
07-25-2007, 19:52
UPDATED: It sounds like we are getting some momentum for a good group on Saturday.

Confirmed: Venio, Illini_Fan, JipThePeople, Snyd
Possible: ertechsq, ocean_dreamer, cleatus

texarkandy
07-25-2007, 23:13
Maybe add two more to this party - we are recent OW certs also - we also have one ocean dive &amp; several home pool dives under our belts - this will be our first time at CSSP - will confirm onthis threadtomorrow or friday

Illini_Fan
07-25-2007, 23:33
By all means, come join us.


UPDATED: It sounds like we are getting some momentum for a good group on Saturday.

Confirmed: Venio, Illini_Fan, JipThePeople, Snyd
Possible: ertechsq, ocean_dreamer, cleatus, texarkandy +1

Vercingetorix
07-26-2007, 11:10
Add me as a POSSIBLE. But 8 AM???? Are you nuts???

Illini_Fan
07-26-2007, 11:16
Add me as a POSSIBLE. But 8 AM???? Are you nuts???

I'll update. No comment about my sanity. I think Venio is looking to do a full day of diving so I'm sure some of us will be there through the afternoon.

Illini_Fan
07-26-2007, 11:19
UPDATED (Thursday am):

Confirmed: Venio, Illini_Fan, JipThePeople, Snyd
Possible: ertechsq, ocean_dreamer, cleatus, texarkandy +1, Vercingetorix


Details:
Arrival: 8am (despite Vercingetorix's reference to my mental state)
Location: Trying to get one of the two pavilions on the left hand side of the park about half-way down
Vehicles: Illini_Fan (Blue BMW Z4)
Venio (green Jeep Cherokee)

Venio
07-26-2007, 11:37
UPDATED (Thursday am):

Confirmed: Venio, Illini_Fan, JipThePeople, Snyd
Possible: ertechsq, ocean_dreamer, cleatus, texarkandy +1, Vercingetorix


Details:
Arrival: 8am (despite Vercingetorix's reference to my mental state)
Location: Trying to get one of the two pavilions on the left hand side of the park about half-way down
Vehicles: Illini_Fan (Blue BMW Z4)
Venio (green Jeep Cherokee)




Very professional! smileys/smiley32.gif

Illini_Fan
07-26-2007, 11:43
Don't tell anyone that I wasn't 100% engaged in this conference call. smileys/smiley2.gif

Snyd
07-26-2007, 13:04
Good jobs guys! Sounds like a solid dive "plan". Does anyone have a specific agenda? Say for instance I am definitely looking to "fit" all my new gear. Or Compass exercises. Also, I am sure all you-guys got computers. Me old school analog til I earn it. See ya Saturday morning. 8am? @#(*! hehehe

Venio
07-26-2007, 13:31
My agenda includes practice with my new camera, and also I'll be working on buoyancy.

Illini_Fan
07-26-2007, 13:33
Cool -someone has a plan!!

I'm typically game to just be underwater and work on the multitude of items I still need to improve. Buoyancy and trim being top of mind

Snyd
07-26-2007, 15:05
One last question. Never been to CSSP. Do they rent tanks there?! Thanks

Illini_Fan
07-26-2007, 15:16
I'm pretty sure they do, but this should tell you for sure:

http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/

Venio
07-26-2007, 21:39
//This one got lost in the transition from the old board.

The rent is 13$ a day or 23$ for weekend(Sat-Sun).

Price list of the rental equipment available at CSSP is here (http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/CSSP_Rental_Contract.doc).

loudgonzo
07-27-2007, 09:30
I'm interested in joining for tomorrow morning if there is room for a straggler. I would like to work on buoyancy and navigation.

Illini_Fan
07-27-2007, 09:32
I'm interested in joining for tomorrow morning if there is room for a straggler. I would like to work on buoyancy and navigation.

Join us if you can -- I updated the list and that is the next post.

Illini_Fan
07-27-2007, 09:33
UPDATED (Friday am):

Confirmed: Venio, Illini_Fan, JipThePeople, Snyd, loudgonzo
Possible: ertechsq, ocean_dreamer, cleatus, texarkandy +1, Vercingetorix


Details:
Arrival: 8am
Location: Trying to get one of the two pavilions on the left hand side of the park about half-way down
Vehicles: Illini_Fan (Blue BMW Z4)
Venio (green Jeep Cherokee)

cleatus
07-27-2007, 18:46
Count me in

Illini_Fan
07-27-2007, 19:31
UPDATED (Friday early evening):

Confirmed: Venio, Illini_Fan, JipThePeople, Snyd, loudgonzo, cleatus
Possible: ertechsq, ocean_dreamer, texarkandy +1, Vercingetorix


Details:
Arrival: 8am
Location: Trying to get one of the two pavilions on the left hand side of the park about half-way down
Vehicles: Illini_Fan (Blue BMW Z4)
Venio (green Jeep Cherokee)

ertechsg
07-27-2007, 23:23
Add me as a POSSIBLE. But 8 AM???? Are you nuts???
Thats what I'm thinking. Barely had any coffee.

texdiveguy
07-28-2007, 02:30
Did 3.5 hours of diving there today....warm water temp above 30ffw....vis was from 3-30ft.. Lots of fish activity...saw no turtles.

loudgonzo
07-28-2007, 18:15
I was not able to make it, my youngest got sick last night. Try again next time, hope you guys had fun!

Illini_Fan
07-28-2007, 18:49
Hope the youngest recovers quickly and doesn't get any of his (her?) siblings sick.

I can't speak for the rest of the group, but I had fun -- and that is really the only thing that matters :)

Catch you next time.

Venio
07-28-2007, 21:42
It was a blast! Thanks to all that came. I'll post some pics once I do some photoshoping on them.

:smiley_scuba:

WaterRat
07-29-2007, 00:10
I was out there later in the day. Still had about 15 foot viz by the plane.

Ron

cleatus
07-29-2007, 17:51
I really had a good time Sat. Nice group of people.
Those pics turned out well Venio!

Venio
07-29-2007, 20:21
After a touch up with photoshop. The originals are green. :smiley_noSmile: We need to do that over again.