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Tamara from Owensboro KY | Scuba Diver

I have been diving for 9 years and still feel there is still much to learn. I have just over 1,100 dives but I`m still willing to try, to learn & to improve. SSI Cert.: Adv. Open Water Instructor, Open Water Instructor Dive Control Specialist. PADI Cert.: OW, AOW, Equipment Specialist, Underwater Communications, Night diver, Deep Diver, Rescue diver, Underwater Navigation, Dry Suit Diver & Master Diver. IANTD Cert.: Nitrox, Cavern Diver, Adv. Nitrox & Deco procedures, Intro to Cave & TDI certs: Full Cave Diver, DPV Cave, Air Diluent CCR, CCR Full Cave. SDI- OW Instructor, Solo diver instructor. TDI Nitrox Instructor, Intro to Tech Instructor. I am a Full Cave rebreather diver. My "surface interval job" is a Quality Control Lab technician in a paper mill.


tstormdiver - 12/15/2014 3:48 PM
Here is a much better video of our shop’s trip to the Socorro Islands. Please enjoy!
tstormdiver - 11/25/2014 1:22 PM
Looks like I’ll be doing a bunch of cave diving late this winter/ early spring! My first trip will be in Feb. with 3- 4 other divers. Next trip will likely be my CCR Instructor & myself to continue my CCR Cave education & the 3rd time will be in April with a newly minted cave diver, to give him some post training experience.
tstormdiver - 10/31/2014 3:40 AM
An Afternoon to Remember-
After 3 days of CCR Cave course & 5 days of diving for enjoyment, as we were getting gas fills before we leave for home this weekend, a friend that I have been helping, as I can, with his cave diving gave me a very special gift. The book "Caverns Measureless to Man" was signed by many of the pioneers of modern cave diving, my instructor, another friend I have helped out & this particular friend. I was completely clueless, floored, speechless, honored & humbled (& a little teary eyed). "Wow" was about all I could say, but certainly didn’t convey my thoughts.... I was completely overwhelmed..... What an awesome way to end a fantastic trip!
tstormdiver - 10/28/2014 2:04 PM
This past week I started my CCR Cave course on my Prism2 with Larry Babcock. For the most part it was a chance to become familiar with the unit in a cave environment & with the sidemounted bailouts I will be learning to use. Larry covered some skills with me, But basically took me over varying terrain & depth changes to allow me to learn to keep perfect control of my buoyancy. To be honest, in my case, I am glad Larry is taking it slow with me. I learn best with little bitty bites & I am in no hurry. If I had small issues during the dives, Larry would watch me closely, but let me work the problem out for myself. I must say, the quiet in the caves is astounding..... To be able to hear my own heartbeat whilst diving.... Just awesome! I can already tell, this is an activity I will very much enjoy doing. Now I know what I need to improve on. I will take those lessons home & work on them during the winter & come back next time to continue on to the next steps.
tstormdiver - 10/18/2014 5:35 PM
Heading to FL in a few days to do my CCR Cave training! Looking forward to it!
tstormdiver - 10/06/2014 6:46 PM
I made a 100% on the following quiz:
Scuba Diving Acronyms Online Quiz
CrimsonDiver - 10/06/2014 6:15 PM
Loved your comment about surface interval job and look forward to diving with you.
tstormdiver - 10/06/2014 6:44 PM
Looks forward to it myself. May be Nov. Before I can get back to Pennyroyal. Have to work the next couple weekends,... then down to FL for some CCR Cave training. :)
ScubaMike - 7/22/2014 2:56 PM
Tstormdiver, congrats on 968! Just a few more and you’re in the "Thousand Club"!
Dive safe Bud!
tstormdiver - 7/22/2014 2:14 PM
Just caught up my log book..... I am now at 968 dives! Leaving for Bonaire Sat. should come back only 10- 20 shy of 1000!
SantaFeSandy - 9/10/2014 12:50 PM
Congrats on your diving accomplishments!!!. So exciting!!!
Smithsgold - 9/10/2014 4:49 PM
Good Luck Have Fun !!!!
mred5672 - 7/22/2014 10:23 AM
How often do you go to the quarry?
tstormdiver - 7/22/2014 2:07 PM
I typically am there 3/5 weekends, when I am not working the "real" job. Most weekends in the summer find me teaching classes.
mred5672 - 7/22/2014 4:03 PM
hope to see you there some time
tstormdiver - 7/22/2014 4:04 PM
I won’t be back there for a few weeks, but paln to be there again Aug 16th.
mred5672 - 7/22/2014 4:07 PM
ok I will see what I can do