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Looking for a Dive Buddy

Discussion in 'Diving and Marine Life' started by SFREE, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. SFREE

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    Guys, I just moved to the area and am an avid diver. I have my PADI Advanced Cert. and I am hoping to find someone who is certified that would like to do some shore diving from Dauin area a couple mornings a week. I have my own gear except tanks, so we only have to rent tanks, then we could explore the shoreline reefs, and areas without having to pay the prices of Dive packages.

    I have nothing against the Dive Companies, but since I live here, and have a large family, I can't afford to pay their prices just to tag along with their divers.

    Let me know if your interested and we can do a meet and greet to work out details.

    I'm also not against starting a small Diver's Club to put together a dive once a week where certified Advanced divers that live here can get together once a week and dive an area.

    P.S. I put Advanced OW Certifiied, because I'm pretty sure you have to have AOW in order to dive with other AOW's. (Basic OW requires a DM or DiveMaster or better Diver in your group if I'm not mistaken.)
     
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    I'm not a diver myself but if you do want to start such a club I'd be happy to facilitate a spot on the website for you to post relevant information, meetup/dive schedules, promote, etc.

    That could be a public or private sub-forum (you moderate), informational page on the main-site, blog, showcase. Easy enough to set up, just let me know if you decide to do that and would be interested.
     
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    Thanks for the opportunity. Let me talk about out with some locals I am beginning to meet and see if they are interested. I'll definitely let you know.

    Sam
     
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    Sounds like a great idea i only live in Dumaguete part time through the winters and work in the states in the summers. It can get expensive paying tourists prices to dive on a regular basis.
     
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    Let me know when you'll be around and we'll try to get a dive setup.

    Sam
     
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    Hi, a friend of mine heard you are looking for a dive buddy and is interested in hooking up with you. I will send you a private message with his details. He lives in Dauin and dives all the time. If you can not open the private conversation, let me know.
     
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    Thanks. I'll get in contact with him.
     
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    Hi Sam,
    It would be great starting next year when we move to the PHP to dive with you.
    I have my PADI license but will not have any equipment with me.
    Diving will be one of my hobbies over there.
    Till then :2thumbs::2thumbs::2thumbs:
     
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    When in Siquijor pm me in advance. I am AOW/Rescue Certified, have my own gear AND a banka good for 4-6. Fuel and crew costs would be the ask. I have access to tanks and know some good spots.

    cheers,

    C
     
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