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chicapina
posted : July 17, 2008 Post subject: Newbie
Hey all I am booked to do my PADI OW on 9th Aug 08 this is something ive been wanting to do for some time now however i have chickened out from doing it in the cold murky waters of Wraysbury and have opted for Sharm.

However once I am back I would be interested in meeting with people to buddy with, I am a shift worker so can do weekdays and weekends I live and work in the Heathrow area.

Look forward to hearing from you

Cassandra

 
gary1963
posted : July 17, 2008 Post subject: Newbie
i live in ashford near heathrow and work shifts and need a new buddy i also have spare kit that you could borrow if you need it gve me a shout when you get back good luck gary
gfelstead@aol.com

 
msdkev
posted : July 23, 2008 Post subject: Newbie
Hi Cassandra
Have been recovering from an op and hope to be dive fit early/mid August so could time in well by time your back from Sharm. Hope you enjoy! Can e-mail msdkev@homecall.co.uk

 
chicapina
posted : July 26, 2008 Post subject: Newbie
Thankyou for your replies, didnt expect to get any being so green and all. Wil need to buddy with someone patient and fun who has lot's of experience that I can learn more from.

I will also need some info on where to hire equipment ect as dont want to purchase any till I know diving in the UK is for me and am well and truly hooked.

 
gary1963
posted : July 27, 2008 Post subject: Newbie
If you need to hire equipment and live near heathrow you can get it from wraysbury or there isa dive shop in thorpe industrial estate thet hires and the prices are ok if you want to buy from them

 
chicapina
posted : September 1, 2008 Post subject: Newbie
hey there

Just retured from Sham and Im thinking of diving in the UK however can someone tell me do I now need to do a DRY suit course ??

 
Jaydubs
posted : September 2, 2008 Post subject: Newbie
Hi Cassandra,
Yes i think you will find you do need to do a drysuit course. As it will teach you a few important things. I am also lead to believe (PADI book) that some dive centres asked for proof of training in a drysuit before they will hire one to you.

in answer to you your orig post.. I would love to have a buddy down south for trips to the south coast if your interested j.washington@hotmail.co.uk

 
gary1963
posted : September 4, 2008 Post subject: Newbie
if you need to do a drysuit course they do one at wraysbury i think it is about 30 or 40 pounds

 
steveb
posted : September 17, 2008 Post subject: Newbie
hi i am a new ow diver off to the maldives on the 25 of sep, i do not know any divers so when i get back would love someone to buddy with. I am from derbyshire but will drive down to dive. My email is stevelbellamy@yahoo.co.uk hope to hear from you

 
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