Mine the Harvest

Advanced Diver Certified!

by on Sep.02, 2007, under Dive Trips

Syd and I finally made it in to take the last two written exams for our Deep and Navigation diving courses. We had completed the practical diving requierments several weeks back. These were the last two of the four classes needed to certify us as Advanced Open Water Divers! We should get our new cards in a few weeks.

The four classes (Deep Diving, Wreck, Nitrox and Navigation) allow us to do much more advanced dives, deeper wrecks, longer bottom time using mixes up to 50% 02, and the navigation comes in quite handy. We have already been using these skills on various dives already (like when we dove the Spiegel Grove) and are looking forward to more – such as diving the 880′ long Oriskany, an aircraft carrier they sunk off Tallihassie last year.

This fall we plan on taking our Rescue Diver course – that, along with the experience we already have, will qualify us as Master Divers, the highest recreational certification. After that it is all tech and commercial / professional level certifications.

We are looking at another trip to the Keys this fall, a four day weekend which will likely be the last Keys trip until next spring. There would certainly be another wreck dive or two involved.

Here is to some more great diving in our future!

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