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avra c.


New York, NY
Hometown: New York

Member since:

November 5, 2006

What type of diving do you like to do (cold water, warm water, wreck, cave, etc.) and where would you like to go in the future?

Wet! Reefs, wrecks, or ice. It's all good. Would like to do intro cavern/cave next. Anyone up for Ginnie Springs, FL? Would like to dive with anyone familiar with Beach 9th St. Rockaway. Finally got to SoCal and can't wait to get back!

When was your most recent dive excursion/trip and where?

Dutch Springs, GUE/DIR Fundamental Course. VERY challanging! Looking for other DIR divers to practice skills and drills & provide feedback on trim, etc. Have tanks...will travel! I get to Florida as often as I friend lives in Boca!

What was the date of your initial certification (month/year)?

2002. Certified around 1986 when I lived in St Thomas, USVI, but I never pursued it. Now of course I could kick myself! A friend got my son scuba lessons when he was 12 and I went along for the ride. This time the bug bit and we've been at it since.

What dive association(s) are you certified with (i.e., NAUI, PADI, SSI, TDI, etc.), what is your highest level of certification, and how many logged dives do you have? (If you've never been diving, that's great too, just tell us why you're here):

NAUI Instructor w/ training through GUE, PADI, DAN, AAUS, Urban Divers, NY Aquarium. Diving Emergency Specialist (DAN). Certifications in Ice, Deep, Wreck, Drysuit, Full Face Mask, Diver Propulsion Vehicles, Nautical Archeology, Underwater Communication, plus the usual ones.

How did you find out about us (Craigslist, Google, Yahoo,, etc. Please don't skip this question, it really helps us!)?

Urban Divers: a grass roots ecology/education org. focused on NY estuary. Have dived with them in Hudson River, Harlem River, Coney Island Creek, Newtown Creek, and even Gowanus Canal! Learn about scientific diving and water quality testing.


Keep up skills as member of NY Aquarium Volunteer Dive Team... highly recommended. Dive coral reefs in February with no airfare! Dive w/ huge green morays and stingrays! Learn more!

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