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Pembroke Pines, FL
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50 - 99
Howdy all,

After living in South Florida for 22 years, I decided back in November it was time to pull the trigger. Got certified through a veterans program through SDI and well...I'm hooked!

Dove a couple of of boat dives but mostly I head to either Perry Street or the Yellow Brick Road with a buddy who is on a DM development program just to practice my skills with a goal of Advanced by Spring. Other times, I go with my LDS to practice when they have training dives and I like to lend a hand when I can (unload gear, wash, whatever).

After my first post cert dive, I decided it was time to pull the trigger on my own gear since I know its history and know how to use it.

Current gear list:
Dive Rite Transpac/Rec wing
Dive Rite XT1/XT4 reg set
Atomic Venom mask
Atomic X1 Bladefins
Steel HP80
Good ol Amazon flashlight (amazingly bright)

Between that and Christmas, I'm only using my Apple Watch Ultra for a computer as the subscription was on sale for Black Friday -- so far, it suits my basic needs but will grab a Shearwater when I recover!

Other than that, I've got a kiddo graduating high school in a few months, train jiujitsu, and like to fish! :)

Looking forward to meeting some locals to dive, have a beer, or just learn.
Welcome to the board,
Sounds like your ready for a BHB Road Trip !!
Welcome heftysmurf! Enjoy the ride... diving has been consistently the most amazing experience of my life. Hope it's that way for you! :)
Welcome to the board,
Sounds like your ready for a BHB Road Trip !!
I am definitely ready to get up there! Been mildly hectic the last week or so but it is definitely on my to-do list!
Welcome to the board, and welcome to the sport. New here myself. I grew up diving the gold coast and could never get enough. Enjoy every minute. Cheers

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