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washowi
12-16-2008, 6:43 PM
I made Divemaster..been a few months......just waiting to see if this is my next career......construction is not booming

NAUI #50108


Let's go freaking diving somewhere.......

SShindell
12-16-2008, 6:51 PM
congratulations Todd.

Barbara
12-16-2008, 6:52 PM
Congrats Todd! I'm very happy for you. I couldn't do it though. I think if I had to breath out of my mouth for that long, I'd have an anxiety attack!

Gwhiz
12-16-2008, 7:02 PM
:master: ! Congrats Todd!

ericmcj31
12-16-2008, 7:23 PM
where we going?

Steve
12-16-2008, 7:35 PM
ewwww. I can't even imagine Todd in a wetsuit! I'd be gouging my eyes out with a spoon...

ericmcj31
12-16-2008, 7:40 PM
yeah-he's prob. nearly as ugly as me in one!

Atlanta Aquarium
12-16-2008, 7:43 PM
Congrats!!!! Yeah, construction sux but don't tell that to finance, automaker, retailer and everything else in between.
Hope you will dive for Joculator, resplendent or even Clarion. You catch and ship 'em here. I'll sell them. :)

Ralph ATL
12-16-2008, 7:46 PM
congrats! that's awesome!

washowi
12-16-2008, 8:20 PM
Thank you all.......It was only 4 years ago I donned my first scuba tank in the pool in Duluth.....now over 300 dives later......cumulated months underwater...I have become a dive Pro......

Best thing I ever did......

I may get to do some trips now with the GAI...I am next on the list for Scientific Diver Training and NOAA certifications.. :)

Xyzpdq0121
12-16-2008, 8:22 PM
Congrats Todd, When you taking me out on an all expense paid trip?!?

washowi
12-16-2008, 8:24 PM
I will take you when you pay all the expenses!! :)

Xyzpdq0121
12-16-2008, 8:30 PM
I'll just borrow all your equip!!! ;)

washowi
12-16-2008, 8:34 PM
I have lots now.....so that's not a problem..even 7mm for guys like Mojo :)

Xyzpdq0121
12-16-2008, 9:01 PM
Ya, chris is a wuss... Heck I have not even had a chance to go out in the suit I bought for my fat butt from you!

ericmcj31
12-16-2008, 9:05 PM
let's go, let's go, let's go!

Kirru
12-16-2008, 9:16 PM
wow, congrats. i just got my basic certification in june. that was the best thing i had ever done

Scubagirl12
12-16-2008, 11:34 PM
let's go, let's go, let's go!

:yes:

are there any unique little places to dive inland around here? or is it just gross?

ericmcj31
12-16-2008, 11:36 PM
not really-I've been to a couple quarries. One is in white (cartersville), it is cold as a mother-(as are all quarries)-another quarry in Pelham, AL-and another in Athens, TN. They say you can dive Lake Lanier, but I've never dove there. Heck-I'd be up for PCB (but prob. too cold right now)-just to get in some saltwater! I might come over and dive Raj's or James' tanks just to stay in the practice!

washowi
12-17-2008, 12:39 AM
Cold is relative.......after diving in 53 degree water for 2 years...anything higher is a sauna to me....

Scubagirl12
12-17-2008, 1:05 AM
I might come over and dive Raj's or James' tanks just to stay in the practice!
me too! :lol2: although we might displace all their water!

Cold is relative.......after diving in 53 degree water for 2 years...anything higher is a sauna to me....

im sure it is but cold is still cold to me. i have dove north carolina and crystal and rainbow river. those were cold

jmaneyapanda
12-17-2008, 4:59 AM
I was certifiied in Buffalo, and had to make my "test" dive in a quarry in April. I spit on all your guys "cold".

BTW, Congrats Todd. That is quite an accomplishment.

stacy22
12-17-2008, 5:04 AM
I wore a full wetsuit to dive in the Florida Keys in JULY and still got cold after about 30 minutes underwater. I am a weather wuss.

Trigger
12-17-2008, 5:50 AM
Congrats Todd!!

My first dive was on the Great Barrier Reef. Did not realize at the time how lucky I was. The clams were huge!

Jmaneyapanda did you ever dive in Lake Erie? Some pretty cool stuff in there when it is not frozen!!

fishwhisperer
12-17-2008, 8:22 AM
Hey Todd....I'm a certified rescue diver :) thanks to GAI!

delaneymohr
12-17-2008, 8:51 AM
You are living the dream.
I have had my advanced for close to 10 years. I always thought if I won the lottery that is what I would do.. Become a Dive Master then Instructor...

D.

mojo
12-17-2008, 9:52 AM
I wore a full wetsuit to dive in the Florida Keys in JULY and still got cold after about 30 minutes underwater. I am a weather wuss.

I wear a 5mm with 7mm hood in the south pacific in summer and still get cold... I don't have that built-in insulation like Todd! ;)

Congrats, Todd!

Skriz
12-17-2008, 9:57 AM
Congrats Todd, but what exactly does that mean? What can you do now that you're a MASTER?

Spike
12-17-2008, 10:29 AM
:thumbs:congrats Todd

washowi
01-18-2009, 1:18 AM
Hey Todd....I'm a certified rescue diver :) thanks to GAI!



Sally!! Congrats! I missed your post about that!

Well done! Next up Dry Suit training! Right.

You sure you could drag me out of that tank without lift bags :)

washowi
01-18-2009, 1:20 AM
Congrats Todd, but what exactly does that mean? What can you do now that you're a MASTER?


That means I am a professional diver....with all the liability and greif that goes along with that! :)

Other than that, I could be paid to lead dives, help train students, basically I could work a boat or resort or anything my mind can think of.

Oh, and a spent alot of money and time in training :)

washowi
01-18-2009, 1:21 AM
Congrats Todd, but what exactly does that mean? What can you do now that you're a MASTER?


That means I am a professional diver....with all the liability and grief that goes along with that! :)

Other than that, I could be paid to lead dives, help train students, basically I could work a boat or resort or anything my mind can think of.

Oh, and a spent alot of money and time in training :)

jmaneyapanda
01-18-2009, 8:28 AM
Congrats Todd!!

My first dive was on the Great Barrier Reef. Did not realize at the time how lucky I was. The clams were huge!

Jmaneyapanda did you ever dive in Lake Erie? Some pretty cool stuff in there when it is not frozen!!

Yup, I dove in Erie, Niagara River, and Lake Ontario.

fishwhisperer
01-18-2009, 8:35 AM
Sally!! Congrats! I missed your post about that!

Well done! Next up Dry Suit training! Right.

You sure you could drag me out of that tank without lift bags :)

There is always the whale shark stretcher :) just kidding!!

washowi
01-18-2009, 9:39 AM
no, that may be a possibility :)

wmboots
01-18-2009, 1:37 PM
congrats Todd but wouldn't count on making much as a dive pro unless things at GAI workout for you. Still won't pay what your probably used too. But then again you could always go to Sandals, Beeches or someother resort and look for some cougars. Oppps sorry your no longer 20 something.