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#1 PennyBGood

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:18 PM

Hi there,

I'm Penny from Ontario and I just got my Open Water certification (SSI) last week in Cuba. I did a "Discover Scuba" 2 years ago in Mexico and fell in love with diving, and finally took the plunge to get certified.

The moment I fell in love with diving was when my "Discover" instructor took me through a small arch filled with largish fish all facing the same way (don't know what they were - I have so much to learn). They calmly parted for us. I felt like I was a part of a whole different world, I almost couldn't believe it was real.

I'm mostly interested in warm, not very deep dives (although I realize that may change), to see pretty coral and fish and other marine life. I would love to dive with Whale Sharks. I would also like to eventually get into photography as that is something I love on land.

I'm hoping to join a trip next fall/winter. In the meantime I'll probably attempt some shallow wreck diving near my home (when we thaw out) - I'm fortunate to live near a premier place for wreck diving in Ontario.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:00 PM

:hiya:  Penny and  :welcome:  to the wonderful world of SingleDivers.com.  It's a great place to find like minded divers and go to fabulous places and see all the things you want to.  Congrats on your OW Certification and hope you are on a trip soon.  Please check out our trip list, Kamala and crew put on the best trips to wonderous destinations.

 

Kathy aka little mermaid  


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#3 MNJoe

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:52 AM

Welcome to SingleDivers.com!! 

 

I have been to Ontario for a few fishing trips, but not for diving. Had some great times there.  

 

Keith

 

aka  MNJoe


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:43 AM

Hi there,

I'm Penny from Ontario and I just got my Open Water certification (SSI) last week in Cuba. I did a "Discover Scuba" 2 years ago in Mexico and fell in love with diving, and finally took the plunge to get certified.

The moment I fell in love with diving was when my "Discover" instructor took me through a small arch filled with largish fish all facing the same way (don't know what they were - I have so much to learn). They calmly parted for us. I felt like I was a part of a whole different world, I almost couldn't believe it was real.

I'm mostly interested in warm, not very deep dives (although I realize that may change), to see pretty coral and fish and other marine life. I would love to dive with Whale Sharks. I would also like to eventually get into photography as that is something I love on land.

I'm hoping to join a trip next fall/winter. In the meantime I'll probably attempt some shallow wreck diving near my home (when we thaw out) - I'm fortunate to live near a premier place for wreck diving in Ontario.

 

Hello Penny and once again welcome to our global scuba club! :welcome: I see some early bird members have already chimed in as well. Regarding your post, I highlighted some of your plans and preferences to mention the same Media Luna week in Roatan included in your welcoming email message fits the bill perfectly! :wakawaka: Here's hoping as the time draws near you are able to make your first trip with us one of the most popular "The Wench" :blond:  offers. Meanwhile splash around the Forums to see what the current buzz is; we are always just a post or email away if you have any questions... :diver:

P.S. We've heard from other members up your way what a great wreck dive resource the St. Lawrence provides - a little chilly for most of us thin blooded Yanks :rolleyes:  so we admire your commitment and enthusiasm for diving all the more!


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:56 PM

Welcome !

 

Cuba?   Wow...  most USofA' ns dream of going there.   Kamala managed a way to make a trip that was legal for USofA ns to dive there, but I didn't try hard enough to make my work life accommodate it in my schedule.

 

There are plenty of us in Florida on Singledivers.com   (did you notice that Kamala runs a trip here nearly every year?)   Yep, here we think that 72 F water is very very very cold.

 

I had a few business trips to Richmond Hill, ON, a few years back.... I tried real hard to finagle some extra time so I could try diving Lake Simcoe, but never did make it happen :-(



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Posted 21 March 2019 - 05:29 AM

Hi Penny! I was in Ontario long ago when I was a lot younger but not to dive. I'M working on finishing up my open water certification the first weekend in April at homestead crater in Utah. I just finished my pool skills last weekend. I hear it is very warm in the volcano so it will be like the caribbean! LOL.

I am taking the Bonaire trip in May and working toward getting my advanced certification while I'm there.

I went on discover scuba trips in Grand Cayman and Cozumel in December and got hooked like everyone else it seems.

Work always gets in the way of life but it's a necessary evil if I want to make trips with singledivers or my local dive shop.

Welcome! Hope to meet you on a trip in the near future.

Rayna
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