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  1. emscuba

    emscuba New Member

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    Hello! I’m Emma

    I’ve scuba dived a few times in my life, but never got certified due to the cost. Well, I finally took the plunge and am completing my Open Water and Advanced Open Water PADI courses! Not so sure about diving in the UK though (cold! - all of my diving experiences have been in the tropics). I’m off to Lanzarote soon to complete my dives :)

    Is anyone here from around Herts/Beds/Bucks?
     
  2. jb2cool

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    I think we have a couple from over there @minus273degrees is near there I think
     
  3. JohnL

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    Welcome, Emma. Most of my diving has been in Madeira, where I'm going to on Sunday. I've now bought my own kit and starting to dive in UK. Cold? Not if you have the right gear on. I tried my new dry suit in 7 degrees earlier this month and was cool but not cold - the great thing was that I was dry.
    Enjoy the courses - I found that AOW made me much more confident.
     
  4. Tribal Chestnut

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    Hi Emma

    Welcome!

    I'm in Herts.
     
  5. Iain Denham

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    Welcome aboard Emma, some might say diving in this country is better than Lanzarote..
     
  6. minus273degrees

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    HI Emma

    yea I'm in Beds
     
  7. NickPicks

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    Hi Emma.
    Where abouts in Herts/Beds/Bucks are you? I'm also in Herts (Hemel Hempstead). If you're looking to dive in the UK (it's not that cold with the right suit!), you could do worse than asking us for advice on clubs in the area.
     
  8. Alex Denny

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    I've been diving in Lanzarote in February and the water temperature was 19C. That's about the same as you get in the UK during the late summer season - so it doesn't need to be cold! (It is seasonal though!) I love cold water diving and will happily carry on throughout the year.

    Are you going to the Museo Atlantico? I went last time I was in Lanzarote and loved it, and now it is supposed to be even bigger and more impressive. I hope you have a great time.
     
  9. Tribal Chestnut

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    Looks like Emma's done a runner.

    I'm just SE of Watford.
     
  10. NickPicks

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    Bushey?
     
  11. Tribal Chestnut

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    Diving club's in Bushey. I'm in Radlett/Borehamwood, depending on day of the week.
     
  12. pitdiver

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    I'm in Central Beds between Bedford and Luton bad sadly don't dive anymore but still take an interest in this forum. Although I do miss the Friday rucks. Anyway welcome to the forum, ask any questions you will always get an answer. BTW my wife also used to dive she got to AOW.
     
  13. Dean areon

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  14. Dean areon

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    HI there I've from.dunstable and dive a least once a month at stoney and love it
     
  15. EdwardLynch1966

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    Hi, new here as well! Been diving when i was young and did a couple of PADI courses but never fully qualified. Looking to get back into diving again so thought i'd post on here and check out the forums!
     
  16. Wibble

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    Hi @EdwardLynch1966,

    Welcome to the forum. It's funny how life does this. Had a try dive on my honeymoon but never took it up until our silver anniversary. Like all addictions, it starts slow and builds up.

    Nice to see the season's finally upon us. Looking forwards to getting changed in warmer car parks.

    What's your plans for completing your training?
     
  17. JohnL

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    Welcome Edward, my gap between first try dives and taking it up seriously was nearly 60 years. You are as young as you feel.:)
     

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