Hi James, Thanks for the welcome email. I met you a few times at Sea the World when I lived in Brighton, not sure if you remember. I took the Fundamentals class with Brandon and Scot back in 07 and dove the local lakes with Scuba Cult that summer. I've since moved back to South Florida and am looking to move my training forward. I'm very excited about UTD and looking forward to getting started. Oh and BTW, congratulations on your appointment as a UTD instructor! A nice accomplishment for you. Sincerely, Ray
Thanks for the hello! I feel so alone here in Texas, not many UTD/DIR divers in the Houston area. This is the primary reason I decided to join UTD and take the tech 1 & 2 course through George Watson in CO, he is the closest instructor to me. I look forward to becoming more involved with UTD in the future. Thanks again
hello Mr James,
I'm so happy to join UTD group,...
I try to perfectionate my tech dives whit the cave1 class, so i'm not sure what I have to do to start my class, I paid it but I can't find it.
so I asck for the spanish version,... is it possible?
James, great to meet you and learn from you as well. Hope to see you again in the future as we grow and develop as divers. I promise that once I get proficient with my camera underwater I'll update my profile pic with the proper gear configuration!
I guess we both learned something - lagniappe (a little bit something extra!).
ciao james scusa per i saluti in ritardo ma ho avuto problemi di lavoro che mi hanno impedito di scriverti. Sono istruttore fipsas cmas da 4 anni e mi immergo dal 1975.Ho imparato ad immergermi da mio padre che durante la 2°guerra mondiale era incursore della marina.Da tre anni ho il brevetto gue fund e da allora mi immergo regolarmente con il sistema dir.Vorrei contattare un'istruttore UTD per fare un tek1 e proseguire con voi la mia formazione subaquea.Mi puoi consiglare un'istruttore? grazie e ciao
Hi to all, and thanks for your welcome message; my scuba name is Mr.Brown and below you can read something's about me!
I'm 35 years old and i do to live the IT Manager for an automotive service company; I'm happy married with a beautiful woman (Paola ..she is also a diver) and actually i live in Bolzano in the north est of Italy (... but i was born in Naples).
I had my first scuba experience when i was very young and in the 2005, for a joke, i taken the OWD Padi certification level in a Club, during my summer holiday with my wife. After this first experience i have dive only in my holiday time, without more training or self practice during the winter o work time. During my holiday in 2007 with my wife had a no good experience and together we decide to restart from zero with a different approach (my wife lose the weight belt at 24 meter an she jump out of the water in few second).
I have take the first, second and third Fipsas/Cmas certification level (c/o a serious dive school in my region during the last 3 winters), nitrox and Rec Reb Draeger specialist during the summer period and now I'm approaching to TEK diver.
During the next month i will frequent a GUE fundamental Course on Garda Lake (my gym for the least 100 deep in hogarthian style) and if this the experience like me, maybe i will continue, after more practice, with other technical course... maybe UTD course.. why not!
At the end of May i will spent some days on he isle of Man, of course with my equipment and not for tt trophy! i will check if someone is on the Isle and want make some deep with an italian boy or only take some beer!
James good to meet you. Hopefullt the weather was good when you were here. Where did you dive while down here? When you come next time let me know as I run a shop, Horizon Divers. I would love to talk to you sometime.
I'd love to see the class, but I'm already committed through June. I'm running a wreck trip to NC and have a couple of recreational "deep" courses to run on top of some OW certs. I just discovered UTD at Beneath the Sea and am curious to learn more.
Thanks. I'm just learning my way around the site. I'm just south of Washington DC, where i teach independently and act as DSO for the local dive club. Over the last few years I've shifted both my diving and teaching towards the Hogarthian/UTD/DIR approach and look forward to learning here.