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pm28570
05-04-2011, 09:11 AM
The recreational dive industry has been flat and declining for a number of years, the latest effort to bolster that segment of recreational activities: http://www.divenewswire.com/NewsITems.aspx?newsID=11512 (http://www.divenewswire.com/NewsITems.aspx?newsID=11512)

firefighterjake
05-04-2011, 03:03 PM
Interesting . . . not really my thing, but interesting.

Last year I combined a couple . . . actually three or so . . . of my favorite activities with a multi-day camping, caching and ATVing event to The County. It went over well and we had a unique mix of both cachers and ATVers -- some of whom just did one hobby and many of whom do both. It went over well enough that I hope to do this again . . .

pm28570
05-04-2011, 04:31 PM
Interesting . . . not really my thing, but interesting.

Last year I combined a couple . . . actually three or so . . . of my favorite activities with a multi-day camping, caching and ATVing event to The County. It went over well and we had a unique mix of both cachers and ATVers -- some of whom just did one hobby and many of whom do both. It went over well enough that I hope to do this again . . .

I recall....hope the dates work this year for me.

cano
05-04-2011, 05:18 PM
so is there any diving facility, providing courses, certification and gear in Maine? I absolutely LOVE snuba diving.

Haffy
05-04-2011, 06:28 PM
Never tried snuba diving so that sounds really interesting.....LOL

hollora
05-05-2011, 11:51 AM
Can't wait for the dates and I hope they work! It was a ton of fun! Muddy too!

RJB43NH
05-09-2011, 10:26 PM
Some of us did the "Winnepesauke bumblebee scuba" cache, GC2H5GD that is in about 40 feet of water in Lake Winnepesauke in Wolfboro, NH. What made finding this cache interesting was the coordinates were 175 feet off and we did it on March 10th this year.

MARTES
05-10-2011, 09:27 PM
You mean there's more to to than just caching? Wow!

hollora
05-10-2011, 10:42 PM
so is there any diving facility, providing courses, certification and gear in Maine? I absolutely LOVE snuba diving. I believe he may have missed your post but contact pm28570 - he is very familiar with the answers to your question cano!

dubord207
05-11-2011, 06:25 AM
Cano, Aqua City Scuba in Waterville is where I learned. They're on Water Street across from the newly renovated Hathaway Center.

pm28570
05-11-2011, 08:48 AM
Apologies Michal, I did overlook this. My time in the recreational dive industry dates back to when I was a career firefighter, over 27 years and continue in this industry now. First, I would discourage anyone from learning to dive JUST to go caching. Learning to dive has become much more consumer friendly but still requires a commitment of time and resources. However, it does open up a whole new world in many ways.

That said, As Dan mentioned, in Waterville there is Aqua City Scuba, a long time business who I now personally and competed with. The owner is an excellent instructor and business person. In Portland, there is Aqua Diving Academy who I also personally know and will provide professional customer service and instruction. These are the two that I personally know and can recommend.


I believe he may have missed your post but contact pm28570 - he is very familiar with the answers to your question cano!