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SCUBA diving is FUN!


In August 1996 I became a certified SCUBA diver. After Dan and I had gone on a trip to Aruba in 1994 and done some snorkeling in their beautiful turquoise waters, I wanted to learn to dive. Well we took lessons up at Aquatic Specialties, in Merrimack NH. We had a great instructor and really enjoyed the classes (we took semi-private lessons; it was just me and Dan in the class).

We did our certification "out-dives" in New England! Tim (our instructor) and Sherri (Divemaster) took us to Isle of Shoals on the New Hampshire/Maine coast line, we dove near Duck Island. It was a beautiful, clear, warm day and the dives were more fun than I had anticipated. All the starfish, urchins, and lobsters were just unbelievable. I figured diving in New England would be dark, scary and really cold (and it was), but if I survived it (which I did), everything else I encountered would be a piece of cake.

I wouldn't mind doing more New England diving. Despite the cold and limited visibility it offers, it was more beautiful than I imagined it would be.

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