binklebonk wrote:You need to make sure you don't become a course junkie.
Thanks BB but wont be and am not a dive course junkie ...... I've been diving a little while, mostly in the tropics but had never certified ..... dumb ..... really dumb ....... cause now I know how kamakazi I was!!. I had specific goals in mind when chosing my courses ....... I have a passion for diving wrecks so needed to do advanced to get deep certified ...... and am still going to do the wreck specialty sometime next year and then will start planning my overseas wreck trips .... Vanuatu is a goal so is PG and Samoa.
I've been fortunate to have had 2 great instructors ... Matt Shortall whom I believe is quite well known in dive circles and Brad Mcconnichie a youngster but very thorough so I'm please with my candy floss for now
I'll definately be diving many and varied and as much as I can .... have just acquired a RIB and have my Powerboating Level 1 cert ...... but unfortunately not the confidence to take it out yet (its mans work as far as I'm concerned)
.... oh and dont have a towbar yet either .... Doh! but these things will come.