Archive for the ‘NC diving’ Category

Recreational Diving is All About Having Fun!

Sunday, June 26, 2011 10:35 Comments Off

I dive because I enjoy many different aspects of the sport. The ability to swim and breathe underwater is a thrill for many people and the first time someone does it often changes their life. I enjoy looking for different life under the waves and taking their picture. This ranges from the big sharks and […]

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Diving the Markham/Hyde, June 14, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011 0:20 2 Comments

Anthony and I wake up early, again, to go out diving. This time we are joined by Johanna, Anthony’s wife.  I am teaching her for her Advanced Open Water certification.  We are headed to the John D. Gill Markham/Hyde. The marine forecast is not kind to us and there are 3-5 foot swells as we […]

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Diving the Hyde and Markham June 12, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 23:47 Comments Off

This has been a busy week of diving for me and it is only half over! My son, Anthony flew into town Saturday night straight from deployment on the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) aircraft carrier where he currently works in the Navy. He is the one who got me back into diving and was […]

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Boy Scouts Discover Scuba Diving

Friday, June 10, 2011 1:10 Comments Off

On Saturday, I hosted a Discover Scuba Diving session for the Boy Scouts at the YMCA. We had 6 Scouts and 2 parents sign up for the event.  It was a lot of fun to show everyone why I like scuba diving so much and what the North Carolina coast has to offer. Doing these […]

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Diving the Hyde June 5, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:23 1 Comment

After we finished our cool dive on the John D. Gill on Sunday, we motored inshore a few miles to stop at the USACOE Hyde.  I have mentioned this great wreck in a previous post as being one of my favorite dives.  As usual, the Hyde did not disappoint me. The life on and around […]

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Diving the John D. Gill

Monday, June 6, 2011 22:09 Comments Off

Sunday, I joined the charter to the John D. Gill and Hyde. They day started perfect for us. The sun was out, the temperature moderate and the boat was full of fun divers. We were going out on the Aquatic Safaris I, the 48′ Island Hopper which makes for a very comfortable ride in the […]

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Diving the USS Indra, AR-330

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 13:39 2 Comments

I lied in my previous post.  Well, I took a little literary license.  We did not go straight back to the dock from the U-352.  We came inshore and did a nice dive on the USS Indra (ARL-37).  The Indra was a landing craft repair ship commissioned in 1945 and saw limited service in the […]

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Diving the U-352

Monday, May 23, 2011 14:00 Comments Off

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to check off one of the dives that has been on my must-do list.  I’ll have to share that list with you in a separate post.  This one is all about a German submarine.  The U-352 is a submarine that was sunk off the North Carolina Coast near Morehead City […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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