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Catherine from Sun City Center FL | Scuba Diver

My schedule is fairly open to dive anywhere and any time. I just relocated to Florida. Love Blue Water!!!!!!


cathy_crippen - 12/21/2015 7:00 PM
I’m going to be there for the CSSP Polar Bear Dive!!!!!
Rafael_C - 12/23/2015 7:36 AM
Yei!!! I’ll get wet if they have a 7mm that fits me at Scuba Toys, if not I’ll be there for support.
cathy_crippen - 12/23/2015 9:36 AM
Scuba Toys WILL have one to fit you. heck, they fit MY figure!!!!!!!
M-i-k-e - 9/25/2015 6:37 PM
How has the diving coming along? I see you hve been very active on divebuddy!
cathy_crippen - 9/28/2015 11:56 AM
I just got back from the Gulf. Went on The Fling again and have some incredible videos, pictures, bruises and stories
cathy_crippen - 9/28/2015 11:56 AM
I’ll be updating my log on line later on today
Rafael_C - 9/30/2015 1:13 PM
I have to get me a Go-Pro Camera!
cathy_crippen - 9/30/2015 4:47 PM
Okay Raf - if you want ANY camera make sure it’s securely attached to you with something. I lost my gopro on the 4th dive. long story. strong current, high waves (7’ average) and I got the s&^t beat out of me.
Rafael_C - 10/01/2015 4:24 AM
I’m sure it was worth it, I would love to go to the Flower Gardens. Tell me something did you use Nitrox?
cathy_crippen - 10/01/2015 6:39 AM
oh yes, I did Nitrox - I wasn’t so tired after each dive, but keep in mind that your MOD is about 110’. But all the great reefs are down to about 85’ anyway. lots of fish, manta ray, sting ray, a few sharks and barracuda everywhere!
Rafael_C - 8/27/2015 5:46 PM
What charter did you use for the dive at the oil rigs?
cathy_crippen - 8/27/2015 5:52 PM
I used Captain Beard Charters: Garnett Beard.
cathy_crippen - 8/27/2015 5:53 PM
we had a great time and I’m emailing him to set up another dive charter with another friend.
Rafael_C - 8/27/2015 8:25 PM
Oh ok, I email him and for labor day weekend I was wondering which one to go with.
cathy_crippen - 8/28/2015 6:19 AM
I had a great time with Garnett Beard (Capt Beard Charters). For day trips, we went on a speed boat (catamaran hull and 2 outboard motors) and did 3 dives. he provided the tanks. I have no experience with ultradive
Rafael_C - 8/28/2015 4:51 PM
Cool, thanks Kathy, sounds like Capt Beard is a good charter.
kevinmccrackin - 8/23/2015 4:32 PM
I ready to go diving. I live in Dallas.
cathy_crippen - 8/27/2015 5:56 PM
This Sunday there’s a fun event at Athens Scuba Park: Treasure Hunt! I’ll be going out there with another new buddy I met on this site.
cathy_crippen - 8/09/2015 3:13 PM
During the descent, the current was strong but at the bottom it was a lot slower. and with you - we had more current on the West Bank. there were storms off in the distance so we did our night dive on the west bank rather than the rig - the boat was really pitching us around. thanks for the video. I am still trying to figure out how to use my GoPro.
Smithsgold - 8/04/2015 11:07 PM
Enjoyed the pictures !!! Thanks for sharing them !!!
cathy_crippen - 8/05/2015 8:32 AM
Glad you like them. they are courtesy of the buddy I was with on that particular dive: Heath H.
onthelake2much - 7/05/2015 10:49 AM
It is but the drawback, 230.00. After that if you commit to four hours a year, free diving therew for life!

I need three more dive before August 8 if you are interested in CSSP or Athens. I need a buddy for that!

I have a rescue class there Aug 1 and 2 but no one just to log dive with. Aquarina Springs requires 20 dives outside of training. I’m only at 17 :(
cathy_crippen - 5/15/2015 4:29 PM
I’m excited - going to CSSP on the 24th!