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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #75 on: December 12, 2014, 08:39:59 PM »
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #76 on: December 12, 2014, 08:46:03 PM »
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l achieved PADI Dive Master  . After 22 years & 10000 logged dives  , decided  l was over getting wet .                 :cheers:
so your still accredited??? Kewl - Cheap MySwag Dive Course - I'll sign cammo up for one, and I'll do a refresher.. although I was NAUI....
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #77 on: December 12, 2014, 08:49:05 PM »
so your still accredited??? Kewl - Cheap MySwag Dive Course - I'll sign cammo up for one, and I'll do a refresher.. although I was NAUI....

I will help out as well, DM with PADI, Speewa can be the boss though

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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #78 on: December 12, 2014, 09:43:29 PM »
I will help out as well, DM with PADI, Speewa can be the boss though

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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #79 on: December 12, 2014, 11:35:37 PM »
Was PADI advanced and started my DM course..........probably 300 dives logged, haven't dived for years, don't really miss it, too much other stuff in my life these days.
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #80 on: December 13, 2014, 05:06:48 AM »
Geeeez its not an Olympic sport , its SCUBA . Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. l achieved PADI Dive Master  . After 22 years & 10000 logged dives  , decided  l was over getting wet .                 :cheers:

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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #81 on: December 13, 2014, 05:41:15 AM »
Well said Geoff l am still involved with " Bubbles " & compressed air    ???    Though  the thought of slipping in to a rubber suit in a public place like a car park NoNo NO ,,,,Lets not go there  >:D            :cheers:
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #82 on: December 13, 2014, 06:53:02 AM »
Anyone on here a diver anywhere around the Byron bay to Gold Coast areas? We are driving up next weekend for a few weeks and wouldn't mind doing a warm water dive some where. I am a dive master but haven't dived for 12 months now. Will have my mask, snorkel and fins with me but will need to hire the rest. Any points in the right direction would be great
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #83 on: December 13, 2014, 08:58:59 AM »
Sundive out of Byron is the go, quick trip out to julian rock dive then come back, other wise there is one out of Bruns that stay out for 2 dives, depends on what direction you coming from. Conditions haven't been that good lately with the storms, blown out this weekend. 
Otherwise Kirra Dive out of tweed, they do Cook Island a lot and its usually a pretty good dive, the tweed river is a good shore dive to it you want to hire some gear and get your weights sorted first cheaper than a boat dive.
If conditions turn more favourable try and get at least 1 dive out to Julian, fantastic.
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #84 on: December 13, 2014, 09:15:03 AM »
Sundive out of Byron is the go, quick trip out to julian rock dive then come back, other wise there is one out of Bruns that stay out for 2 dives, depends on what direction you coming from. Conditions haven't been that good lately with the storms, blown out this weekend. 
Otherwise Kirra Dive out of tweed, they do Cook Island a lot and its usually a pretty good dive, the tweed river is a good shore dive to it you want to hire some gear and get your weights sorted first cheaper than a boat dive.
If conditions turn more favourable try and get at least 1 dive out to Julian, fantastic.
Renno :cheers:


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Yeah I was thinking more shore dives just to save a few $$ but might need to checkout the boat dives and as I'm so use to diving in a 7mm semi dry might be better to sort my weights out on a shore dive first lol if I can find room I might even take all my gear so will just need tank fills if I take a tank
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #85 on: December 13, 2014, 11:40:20 AM »
Dropped the cylinder in today to get back in service, time to get wet again

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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #86 on: December 13, 2014, 01:13:22 PM »
Dropped the cylinder in today to get back in service, time to get wet again

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found my old dive log book today while cleaning out the cupboard..... lots of dives from solomons missing :( I was going to copy them out of my buddys book, but that was 1993... :(
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #87 on: December 16, 2014, 10:30:44 AM »
Just requesting a replacement NAUI card, shows I did my course 26/10/1993! Wow, it has been a while...

Might need to do a refresher course on the facts and figures.
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #88 on: December 16, 2014, 10:51:57 AM »
What is all this NAUI, PADI?
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #89 on: December 16, 2014, 11:01:14 AM »
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What is all this NAUI, PADI?
Different associations

Edit: but its all about the instructor not the association he is from..


What is the difference between a PADI, SSI, and NAUI certification course?
If there is a $64 question in diving this is it. PADI, NAUI, and SSI are all organizations that train and certify dive certification courses. Each intends to devise dive courses and training methods that produce safe scuba divers, with minimal risk to the students and instructors.

A certification card from a dive course by any of these three organizations will entitle you to take a dive vacation, or to fill a tank at a dive shop.

PADI is the biggest of the three; around half of the divers certified in the world take a PADI course. In Cairns three of the four Dive Schools offer PADI course, while the fourth offers both PADI and SSI courses. NAUI is primarily based in the USA.

How do I learn more about these associations?
PADI http://www.padi.com/
SSI Australia http://www.ssiaust.com/
NAUI http://www.naui.com/
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #90 on: December 16, 2014, 11:15:40 AM »
Anyone on here a diver anywhere around the Byron bay to Gold Coast areas?
I'm just waiting on a mate to get back to me, He and his son have dived these GC / byron areas for years though mainly from boats.
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #91 on: December 16, 2014, 11:16:58 AM »
This place was my best diving..
http://www.uepi.com/

was that good I didn't want to leave :(


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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #92 on: December 16, 2014, 04:05:08 PM »
 
I'm just waiting on a mate to get back to me, He and his son have dived these GC / byron areas for years though mainly from boats.

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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #93 on: December 17, 2014, 12:29:12 PM »
I've got a PADI advanced open water ticket but havent dived in years, last dive was in fresh water in at Cape Maclear Lake Malawi.
 Would love to get some gear if the $$$ allow.
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #94 on: December 17, 2014, 12:32:01 PM »
dropped into the dive shop in frankston yesterday to ask some questions

$150 gets you an introduction dive inc gear hire and a basic instruction session
$80 for gear hire for people with their dive card.
+$500 for your dive ticket

most I've found so far are 450 up for your ticket.


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« Reply #95 on: December 17, 2014, 08:07:58 PM »
Got 2 sets of gear and 5 out of test bottles. Bottle tests being only valid for 24 month is paramount to theft. Most of my recent dives have been off a hookah. Nicest local diving spot is around the Kent group. Abroad my all time favourite place is the Red Sea.

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« Reply #96 on: December 17, 2014, 09:08:31 PM »
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #97 on: December 19, 2014, 10:33:15 PM »
Got 2 sets of gear and 5 out of test bottles. Bottle tests being only valid for 24 month is paramount to theft.
how much you being charged for a bottle test?

these prices normal?
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Re: Anybody into SCUBA Diving
« Reply #98 on: December 20, 2014, 09:40:45 AM »
Red Sea is awesome, went to Dahab on way from Eilat in southern Israel across the Sinai to Cairo,didnt have my dive ticket then but the snorkelling is great just off the beach.
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