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Newbie noob

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:09 pm
by gmacorvick
Hi guys.. Read a lot from this forum. Gaining knowledge before i started to take my OW license. Im 34 and yes i dont know how to swim at all. Started to take my swimming lesson for a couple of days already. Hope i can float and swim soon and yes i know it takes time. Really interested into getting my license and all the way to instructor license if God willing. Job change is on my mind since im a flight crew for Airasia and i have been a flight attendant for the past 11 years. Dive has been a passion i wanna do for a long time and i guess it about time for me to leave aviation industry. Maybe in long term i hope i can be a licensed dive instructor and possibility of going O & G commercial diver in years to come. Pray for me and i hope i can make the right decision.

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:45 pm
by Narco
Welcome and have a safe dive. Dont forget to equalize!

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:11 am
by Daylight
i thought swimming was compulsory for all flight attendant?


anyway, u dont really need to know how to swim well. just dont fear the water

all the best. we've got trips lined up and waiting for u to join..

cheers!!

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:54 am
by run
wooo u really have a passion working in a pressure environment :0
Pressure cabin on air and pressure in deep water.

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:13 am
by toodus
Being a commercial diver is not fun. It's not like you are welding something underwater and a giant grouper pass you by. Corals swaying left and right. Moray eel swimming on the left.

It's pitch dark and hellish. Just be an instructor.

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:29 am
by gmacorvick
Yeah last time was compulsory but only a few like me don't know how to swim. Just got home from my swimming lesson..God so tiring. I hope i pass it and i be able to take my OW license soon. anyway im base in Kota Kinabalu.

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:41 am
by toodus
Waaaa...based in the Holiest Of Holiest Diving Grail    Lucky basterd....

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:23 pm
by gmacorvick
Tak guna juga bro kalau berenang pun macam submarine. So i better not waste this opportunity. Learn how to swim and get my OW license.

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:01 pm
by zaff1984
welcome buddy...  :afro: hv fun...

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:12 am
by jakesean
its so addictive you'll regret.. 

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:36 pm
by Dee
I just passed my OW diver license......went to Mabul and had 3 + 1 dives during my 2-day stay last month.  I though at my age, it is really too late for me to indulge myself in this activity. Good luck to you, hope you will get your license soon. 

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:45 pm
by gmacorvick
thank you for the warm welcome guys. Really get me going inside. I promise i will post my license once im done.

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:28 pm
by ericcc
if u in KK it is so easy to do your OW. just pop into any shop there and by Sunday evening you are a proudly licenced diver!

three cheers and join the club soon...

Re: Newbie noob

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:47 pm
by gmacorvick
Yeah underneath ma nose buddy. But i have to finish my swimming lesson 1st. And get myself a float. Then OW is not far off. Thanks buddy