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  1. jfr15867

    jfr15867 New Member

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    Hello everyone:

    I am Jorge, open water since January '18. Only 4 dives and counting...now my next goal is advance open water, but want to improve my skills in the water because I feel clumsy. Also learning SUP, if someone wants to combine both activities, I am open for too.
     
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    Tribal Chestnut Well-Known Member
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    Hi Jorge & welcome.

    Where are you based?

    What is SUP?
     
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    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Jorge - clumsy after four dives, yes of course. I still feel clumsy sometimes after more than fifty!

    I've just worked out that SUP is stand up paddle? I cannot see that working in scuba gear.:whistling:
     
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    jfr15867 New Member

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    Agree, scuba and SUP are not related, but I like both. In fact, I did the diving course because couldn't stand up over the paddle board when in Mexico. Stil needs flat waters to do it.
    Thank for replay.
     
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    Tribal Chesnut:

    Thank you for your greetings. SUP is stand up paddleboard. The easy description: is like windsurf, without the wind and with a oar.
    I live in Nuneaton and plan to dive in Stoney Cove for now.
     
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    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    You should also have a look at the BSAC route, rather than AOW. The training is club-led through volunteers - the first qualification is Ocean Diver, which is, I think, a bit more in-depth than OW, the next is Sports Diver, which I completed recently, which combines AOW and Nitrox with more in-depth work, especially for rescue skills - I had to strip my instructor's wife in shallow water* :whistling:. I took AOW about 18 months ago and went for Ocean Diver as I felt it would give me a better skillset for UK diving. Also, the club system allows a lot of mentoring of inexperienced divers. So, you would have regular opportunities to dive. Just looked, there is a club in Nuneaton! https://www.marlinsac.com

    * of her weights and other scuba gear only, of course.
     
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    jfr15867 New Member

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    JohnL:

    Thank you for the advice. Visited the web page and looks very interesting. I will contact them to see if suit my needs, as I work in the evenings. I like they are locals and looks to dive in the area.
     
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    I also work some evenings normally the ones when all the local clubs have their meets or pool sessions this is a pain in the arse. I also work Saturday afternoons which is the other time they have their pool sessions. This is one of the reasons I stopped diving as I couldn't get to blow any bubbles out of season.
     
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    Pitdiver:

    Once I fix my situation will be able to travel weekends and open to book a Sunday if that suit you better. Preferably somewhere with refilling service to do more than one dive. Be aware I am only OW so 18 meters (60 feet) is my limit.
     

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