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Lost My Buddy Due to Divorce

Discussion in 'Women's Community Forums' started by Dbboyd64, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Dbboyd64

    Dbboyd64 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philadelphia
    Hi ladies-

    I'm newly divorced and lost my regular dive buddy as a result as well as a connection to my SCUBA Club. (Domestic Violence was involved at the end and I needed to avoid HIM)

    Has anyone here been through the same thing and how did you get/maintain your your connection to diving/find new buddies?

    I'm desperate to get back in the water, but my old connections just arn't there anymore.

  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Great Lakes
    I’m not divorced but I am single without a SO.

    Most of my dive buddies are guys whose wives are not interested in diving. Dive buddies range from mid-30s to mid -50s. I’m 49.

    I’ve primarily met buddies through my shop and then they introduced me to others. I met a few on the local Lake Michigan dive boat. A regional diving FB page is another source, as is SB.

    I have a regular buddy and rotate the others through as schedules allow.
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  3. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    I'm certain there is more than one club in your vicinity? And you found us! Join the group in their trips as posted here. They do two or more a year!
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  4. divad

    divad Solo Diver


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  5. Dan_T

    Dan_T Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Texas
    ....@silex is no longer here, hmmm.

    Welcome to SB, @Dbboyd64 SB is a good start to find dive buddies.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
  6. pconsidine

    pconsidine ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cornwall-on-Hudson. New York
    Also if you regularly dive Dutch Springs you would have no problem with the amount of dives you have to pickup dive buddies, I have buddied up with a bunch of divers from South Jersey/ Philly areas.
  7. Scuba Scott

    Scuba Scott Instructor, Scuba ScubaBoard Supporter

    Sign up on DiveBuddy.com
    You should have no problem finding someone to dive with. The reality is there are a lot of single divers out there wishing they had someone to dive with but think they are the only ones. I constantly see posts for people looking for buddies at Dutch Springs. You are far from alone.
    You will find another local group. Until then, join an internet group and find buddies that way.
    Sites like singledivers sound like a dating site but they book dive travel for divers traveling solo and put you in a group.
  8. PhillyDave

    PhillyDave Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: 7714 Castor Ave. Philly, PA 19152
    You can join us at the Philadelphia Seahorses Dive Club meetings the second Tuesday of the month to meet other divers. It's free and we have many female divers. The meetings are held at Scubadelphia. Hope to see you soon.
  9. maat1976

    maat1976 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Singapore
    When my ex and I divorced, I lost my dive buddy too. I've been a better diver for it, and I don't have to give hoot about his input into trip planning anymore.

    I prefer the random dive buddies on trips now... you'll find your way again. :)
    shoredivr likes this.

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