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June 12th, 2012, 3:24 pm #1

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

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June 12th, 2012, 3:38 pm #3

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

Super nice , big congrats Kev !!!!(nt)
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June 12th, 2012, 4:08 pm #5

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

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June 12th, 2012, 4:13 pm #8

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

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June 12th, 2012, 5:10 pm #9

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

doesn't fall far from the tree. Please give him my congrats. I am open water in YMCA and PADI but have not been down in years--i need a refresher course.
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June 12th, 2012, 5:40 pm #10

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

And for a 10 year old he is rocking and rolling! I didn't get certified until is was in the Marines at 22 years old. Once my kids get older I'm going to get them involved with it too. Great family activity. Enjoy!



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June 12th, 2012, 7:40 pm #11

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I love SCUBA and I love my 307. Thanks for helping me appreciate the 'Gauge'!

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June 12th, 2012, 7:41 pm #12

doesn't fall far from the tree. Please give him my congrats. I am open water in YMCA and PADI but have not been down in years--i need a refresher course.
Best to you and the family
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June 12th, 2012, 7:43 pm #13

And for a 10 year old he is rocking and rolling! I didn't get certified until is was in the Marines at 22 years old. Once my kids get older I'm going to get them involved with it too. Great family activity. Enjoy!



"If I was on death row and given one last meal I would ask for a fortune cookie. "Come on 'long prosperous life!'"-
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I didn't get certified until I was 25ish? I can only imagine what it would have been like to carry that perspective from 10 until now. I'm fortunate to be able to give him that experience and to have had my own similar life experiences.

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June 12th, 2012, 7:44 pm #14

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

Howcome SSI instead of PADI or CMAS?



There's watches, and there's time-telling devices. Wether you notice the difference is a question of passion!

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June 12th, 2012, 8:17 pm #15

I was PADI certified and intended that my son be as well. However, after interviewing several schools, I found that the best dive instructor in our area was at a school that happened to offer the SSI course. When I got into the details of one certification entity verses another, I found there wasn't much difference.

So, ultimately, it was just the best instructor fit for my son.

Kev.

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June 12th, 2012, 10:08 pm #16

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

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June 12th, 2012, 11:47 pm #17

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

Must be a thrill to get your boy to dive with you. PADI AOW myself and looks like we might hit up the same dive spots in Monterey. I should look out for a diver wearing a PAM307 next time. =) Nothing beats diving in Hawaii however and I'm sure he'll have a blast.
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June 13th, 2012, 2:35 am #18

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

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June 13th, 2012, 3:05 am #19

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

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June 13th, 2012, 5:19 am #20

I just wanted to share a few quick iPhone shots of my son's SSI training over the weekend. He is only 10 but loves the ocean as much as I do. It is only natural that he would pursue this great sport. Reading about Mike Horn's Young Explorer's Program taught me not to limit my son's ambition for exploration because of his young age.



Here he is in Day 1 of his training. He took it very seriously and earned a 94% on the written exam (outsouring all of the adults in the class). I got certified over 15 years ago. It was interesting and somewhat reassuring to me how little the material and training had changed.



I happened to have my Doxa COSC Pro on that day. As I sat outside the pool (for hours), one customer of the dive shop noticed my Doxa and asked me about it. He said his brother, who currently lives in Turkey, has an orange Doxa and has dived with it for years. I've been diving with mine for seven years now. Anyone on this board from Holland, currently living in Turkey and diving with a Doxa? Lol, you never know, right?



Dirk Pitt has nothing on this little guy. It is only when he is saddled with all the modern SCUBA gear that I'm reminded - he is only 10 years old. By the way, he is sporting the Japan Tsunami Relief Luminox dive watch. All the proceeds for the sale of the watch went to the Japan Tsunami relief effort. I was happy to buy the watch, but it is smaller than I'm used to so I set it aside. When my son expressed interest in SCUBA, I offered it to him as a reward for getting certified.



Kids don't seem to have the fear we adults bear after a lifetime of speculation about 'what ifs' and obscure but memorable scary ocean tales. SCUBA has inherent risks to be sure, but training minimizes those risks and SSI did a great job with the training. He now has his "referral open water dive certification", 4 ocean dives and his certification will be complete. For those dives, we'll head to warmer waters of Hawaii. Where I'll be taking this one out to measure elapsed time and depth.



Thanks for looking. Hawaii dive shots (PAM 307) to come!

Kev.

I would like to talk to you about it, as I am a diving instructor myself.

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