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Discussion in 'South Eastern United States' started by btyle, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. btyle

    btyle Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: East coast USA
    Hey ya'll new to diving and to North Carolina have open water cert, and a wife with a 2 year old. Looking for a dive partner for myself and as a couple. If anyone has any suggestions or would like to work something please let me know, thanks for your time and consideration.
  2. krawlings

    krawlings Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lawrenceville Ga.
    WELCOME TO SCUBA BOARD and to the wnderful world of diving.
  3. grantwiscour

    grantwiscour Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kona Coast, Big Island of Hawaii
    Welcome to SB....glad to have you aboard!
  4. RickyF

    RickyF Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Oahu
    Welcome to the board! I would suggest that you and your wife get your advanced open water and nitrox certs. Most of the diving off NC is beyond OW certification. Not sure exactly where in NC you are, but if close to Moorehead City, contact Olympus Dive Center and talk with them about your needs. Great bunch of people that are more than willing to work with you.
  5. Taiwanate

    Taiwanate Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Hi Btyle,

    I will be moving back to Savannah, Ga in June and plan on diving up and down the East Coast and Florida Springs a lot. My wife is also a diver but we have a 1 year old so she normally watches her while I dive. We have talked about trying to find some other dive families to do some diving with in the future so maybe we can meet up one weekend for some fun dives. I would second what RickyF said about getting your AOW and EANx certs as they will give you a bit more experience under an instructors eye and also open up a lot more dive opportunities for you. Anyway, let me know if you head south after June or I'll give you a heads up if I head north and maybe we can get some dives in together. Till then, take it easy.

  6. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
    Welcome to the board. Eastern NC covers a lot of area, what part of NC are you in?
    If it's the Raleigh area, we have an active dive club here and NC Divers is always a great place to find local NC divers.
  7. btyle

    btyle Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: East coast USA
    My appologizes for not responding to any of the posts it has taken me this long to find the thread where I originally posted in -_- (damn interwebs). Thanks for the heads up the wife will getting her advance/Nitrox, after she does I will get mine. We are in the Fayettville /Reaford area. She has been diving more then I have; so she is kind of my go to on what to do and not do so far. I would like to just get out some where are try something out. But like I said before it is really slow going.

    ---------- Post added April 2nd, 2012 at 08:38 PM ----------

    I have a brother that lives right outside of Savannah, it would be pretty nice to get a trip together. I will speak with the wife and see what she has to say; it would be weekend thing for sure.
  8. Critner

    Critner Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: North Carolina
    I live in Wilmington, NC and I am always looking for some divers to throw in on gas to go off shore. There are a lot of good ship wrecks off the coast here that are really fun to dive. Boat is a must for most diving and I don't always have access to one but I do know two places that can be pretty fun and you don't need a boat. A lot is dependent on the viz.

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