Apologies in advance as i realise this will sound like everyone else who ends up here probably, as i expect the story to be very similar
this has been a long time coming... im ashamed to say i should have taken up diving probably 30 years ago when me and a mate first talked about it.
that was back in the 90s.... roll onto 2007 and an holiday to Cuba
I spotted a guy getting given his first tester in the pool.
I was excited because id never even given it a second thought that diving maybe available on this holiday.
i quickly went over and registered my interest.
This resulted in 4 diving trips while i was seeing out the rest of my holiday, which i have to say was amazing!!
Just last week i returned from Turkey where i did another 2 dives...
I keep doing this, which is fine but having to sit or kneel 3-5m under the sea and get tested each time is costing me diving time while i prove myself not to panic (some usually do on each trip)
this last dive saw 12 others go through the same which takes time, on the second dive it was only about 15 minutes long which seemed to pass in 2 minutes
This time this is it, im coming home and doing PADI
So here i am, ive found a local diver to go with but havent made contact yet.
Just thought i would come here and lurk, read and ask questions to make sure i dont waste time down the wrong path.
i am 53 years old now, so dont want to waste another 20-30 years or it wont happen.
any advice appreciated