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A group for anyone who loves diving and snorkling or would like to become a diver. Share you training experiences, favorite dive locations, etc.

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Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2011

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Do you have articles to share? Here's a place for links. 2 Replies

Started by SciFiDiver. Last reply by SciFiDiver Aug 17, 2009.

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Started by SciFiDiver. Last reply by SciFiDiver Jan 10, 2009.

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Comment by SciFiDiver on December 23, 2008 at 5:46pm
Hi, Angela. I wanted to certify in warm water so I did it in the Cayman Islands. But in the States? . . . I recommend you choose a scuba shop that has it's own pool so you can get lots of water practive BEFORE you certify. One such place is Aquatic Sports, 10803 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 503.245.4991 (where I trained). Their certification trip took place in Puget Sound but I didn't go along since I made my own plans to the Caribbean. It's excellent training at this shop, though, and I highly recommend them.
Comment by Angela Higgins on December 3, 2008 at 4:18pm
We just booked a trip to Negril, Jamaica. I am going to scuba this time myself! Any recommendations for practicing/certifying here in the states?
Comment by SciFiDiver on November 27, 2008 at 3:43pm
Baja Diving
Two days 'til I leave for Los Cabos and some great Baja Sur diving. I'll come back with photos and a full report. While in the Los Cabos area I'll visit San Lucas, La Paz, Los Barriles, Todos Santos and San Jose – then spend a few days on mainland Mexico in Barra de Navidad and Puerto Vallarta.
Hopefully I'll also have lots of time to udate my sites BajaDivers.com and MySpace.com/BajaDivers so tune in. Happy Holidays, everyone.
Comment by SciFiDiver on November 26, 2008 at 4:06pm
2009 EVENTS and CONFERENCES:

Jan 24-25, 2009 Texas Dive Show Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
www.divechronicles.com/texas

APRIL 25-26, 2009 Northwest Dive and Travel Expo,
Tacoma Convention Center, WA
www.nwdiveandtravelexpo.com

May 30-31, 2009 SCUBA SHOW Long Beach Convention Center
www.scubashow.com
Comment by SciFiDiver on September 27, 2008 at 9:33am
This is great input! I'll add Oregon Underwater to our list.

Oregon Underwater, 16316 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97236
503.761.8526

Steve’s Scuba, 13811 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222
503.652.8860

Aquatic Sports, 10803 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219
503.245.4991

Pacific Watersports, Inc, 17128 SW Shaw St, Aloha, OR 97007
503.642.3483

Under Water Works, 12170 SW Main St, Tigard, OR 97223
503.620.6993
Comment by Angela Higgins on September 25, 2008 at 11:20pm
Hey there-- just so you know, I have never actually scuba'd as I was always too petrified in the last (I saw Jaws once too many times as a kid and it truly ruined me). But I am happy to report that I finally got over my shark fear and did some hardcore snorkeling in Oahu over the last weekend-- did Sharks Cove and several beaches and though this will sound stupid, I went way out in the deep-- now I am READY TO GO! Sooooo, we are going to Jamaica again sometime in the spring and I am gonna scuba!!

By the way, we got some great snork gear at Oregon Underwater-- the lady there was awesome! Incredibly helpful!
 

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