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Diver Down!

This is the first post* on a new blog that will serve as a sort of digital dive log.

As of now, I’m certified with PADI at the Advanced level, hoping to get my Rescue cert sooner than later and then perhaps progress to Dive Master.

I’ll post photos, dive notes, and announcements of upcoming trips here. I’m also going to try and back log all my previous dives.

I’ve been diving since I was 14 years old. I was certified in 1988 as a member of the Izmir Scuba Club in Izmir, Turkey (a part of the US military’s MWR program). However, I only dove for a year or so before moving and becoming inactive. I picked it up again in 2001 when a seminary professor encouraged me to get back into it. Since then I’ve earned my Advanced cert and dived the Florida Keys, the BVI, and several lakes and quarries in Texas, including an abandoned Nuclear missile silo.

For the past couple of years I’ve just been diving on vacation in the BVI. I moved to Nashville, TN a couple of years ago and am now hoping to get back into more active diving. There are some decent quarries around here and I live 5 minutes from a great dive shop (Blue Water Scuba in Cool Springs near Franklin).

In addition to joining the local scuba club (Cool Springs), I’m trying to find local friends who dive and pull them into a group of sorts to try and do some local diving.

The photo, btw, is of me during my first open water dive in Gumuldur, Turkey in 1988. I’m performing the mask removal drill for my instructor, Mac.

*The two posts below this one were imported from an older blog.

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