Archive for 2011

North Carolina Coast Dive Links

Saturday, May 21, 2011 11:53 3 Comments

My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I that my parents got me in 1980.  There wasn’t much of an Internet back then.  Fast forward a few years and we can’t seem to live without the Internet.  As a diver who lives on the North Carolina coast, I tend to do a lot […]

This was posted under category: NC diving

Night Dive on the Hyde

Friday, May 20, 2011 13:41 Comments Off

Last night, I had the opportunity to get in the water for the first time since the Safari Hunt, May 7.  I was excited to get in the water again.  This was especially true since 1) I was going to the Hyde, one of my favorite wrecks.  2) This was a night dive, one of […]

This was posted under category: NC diving

How Did I End Up Being a Scuba Instructor?

Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:27 Comments Off

I recently obtained my PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) certification.  This means that I can train divers for their initial Open Water certification all the way up to Divemaster and Master Scuba Diver.  I am also allowed to teach various specialties that are offered and eventually create my own distinctive specialties.  This is not […]

This was posted under category: Biography, Dive Training

Taking Pictures, Keeping Memories

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 14:21 Comments Off

I was moving some pictures around between computers an hard drives the other day. As I moved them, I would glance at them and recall the time that they were taken. That’s the beauty of photography.  The pictures are a link to the past and help stir images and memories of when that event occurred.  […]

This was posted under category: Biography, Dive Equipment

I Got Certified to ___. What, There’s More?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:34 Comments Off

When I hear that someone is a certified diver, it is usually because they had a specific goal in mind.  A couple may get certified because they are going on vacation in Cozumel and they want to be able to do a little diving while they are there.  Some young adults get certified because they […]

This was posted under category: Dive Training, NC diving

Overconfidence Always Leads to Trouble

Monday, May 16, 2011 18:06 2 Comments

I know you have heard this before.  Don’t be overconfident.  You will get bit in the rear one of these days.  Overconfidence leads to intentional lapses on quality control standards and unintentional lapses with safety guidelines.  In the world of diving, avoiding overconfidence is critical to having fun and being safe.   I was headed out […]

This was posted under category: Dive Safety, Dive Training

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