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Name / E-mail State City or Area Cert Level Comments or Diving interests
David Bunch
KY  Louisville NAUI Open Water Looking to visit some local lakes and quarries.
NJ Lakewood Padi OW, AOW, Rescue Diver going for Nitrox and Dive master Looking for dive buddies in NJ
Shirley O' Donnell
CA San Francisco Rescue Diver/Divemaster canditate I like to dive during the week or occasional weekends in Monterey. Drive down early--2-3 dives and home.
Tyler Schmitt
MO St. Louis Rescue, Nitrox I would love to go check out new spots. Mermet is great but you can only do one spot so many times. I am free every other weekend and open to the possibility of day trips maybe during the week.
Amir Gershon
MT Toronto 2 star (soon to be DM - July 25th - 2004) Toronto, Ont. Canada, and Israel during the summers.
Keith Birchall
RI Albion Advanced Open Water I am an advanced diver with 3+ years experience. I enjoy night dives, scallop diving, wreck dives or just about anytime I can get a dive in I am up for.
WA Puget sound and Spokane Nitrox Am looking for dive buddy
Rex Holding
OK Altus
Advanced and Commercial 10 years  
Derek Miller
OK Midwest City DiveMaster Nitrox, Night Need to get some diving in. Can go any time. Never been diving in Oklahoma, trying to find out where to go.
NH Lakes Region open water husband works way too much (self-employed) he's anxious to get in the water. Certified last yr to "relax" enjoys nubble light, and going to cape ann
NH Hampton padi owd  
KS Overland Park Open Water I have been diving for a year now. Need someone to dive with in this area or an occasional trip.
Gilbert "Lee" Venson
AK Neosho  PADI, SDI, advanced open water I'm from Florida and I'm down here visiting my uncle for a while and was looking for someone to dive with while i am here.
Lee Venson
FL Jacksonville Advanced open water. PADI, SDI I'm 18 years old and I'm looking for a dive buddy for diving in springs/ocean. I've been to Cozmuel, Mexico. Grand Caymans, Beaver Lake, Arkansas. Tablerock Lake, Missouri. Ginnie Springs, Florida. So if you want to dive with me just email me and we see what we can do.
Tom Nunn
MI Big Rapids  PADI OPEN WATER Looking for Diving Buddy for west Michigan area
Tyler Schmitt
MO St. Louis Advanced Open Water (Resuce by the end of June) Spec. Nitrox, Dry suit I just want to dive. Weekends work well, I love camping and I don't always have cash so spring for a hotel. I don't mind a little bit of a drive either. I would also love to make some day trips to close spots.
Phil Wheelden
MD Aberdeen Master Scuba Diver Looking for dive buddies of any level ! Dive anytime, locally. Call 410-297-9712
Ron Birchfield
IN Lafayette PADI RESCUE  
MO Springfield SSI/Open Water/Nitrox Just moved to Mo from Tx...starting classes for Master...needing a new dive partner in Mo now...let me know
Jim Johnson
 NJ Willingboro open water Looking to dive local quarries (dutch springs, summerville lake wv. ect.) maybe even the keys?
Chet Rasberry
CA Newporte Beach,Ca open water Have own boat looking for dive friend for weekend trips.
Quintin Gomez
RI Bartlesville open water, dry suit I am a spearfisherman and I am looking for buddies who enjoy spearfishing
Bernadette Johnson
 PA Newtown   Looking for one on one scuba instruction.  Have taken the NAUI scuba course but need extra help.
Doug Reed
CO Lyons Open Water Working on advanced cert. Possibly work on getting to DM
Matt Bilski
RI Coventry PADI Open water diver 2 years I'm new to diving and I have been certified for about 2 years now and only did 2 dives. I'm looking to get into it little more now but like part time during the summer when the weather is warm and I need buddy if anyone is interested please email me.
Paul LaFountain
 Jesus Valencia
MO St. Louis PADI Advanced O/W and Rescue Diver Looking for a buddy to dive Mermet Springs, Table Rock, Florida Keys and Great Lakes. Practice skills and probably going into cave and ice diving
Don Owen
 AR Baresville O.W. I received my certification this week. Looking for someone to dive with that doesn't mind a beginner, male or female. I have all of my own equipment. Looking to dive at as often as I can.
 TN Nashville Open Water / Nitrox  
Gerrit Panhuise
 WA Lynnwood open water I need a dive partner.
Roger Ginnett
AR Rogers O/W Need a dive buddy for weekend diving on Beaver Lake, Norfolk Lake or Lake Ouachita.  Please email me if you can spare some weekends and safety is #1 focus.
NH Chichester   BSAC Dive Leader, just taken up photography, and keen "Treasure" (wife calls it junk) diver. we have a boat,
Keith Gordon
OR Bend Oregon  Beginer No exspeirence needed age 13 to 14 years old
Stephen Hamre
MN Fridley NAUI Advanced Diver- Working towards Master Looking for local buddy to dive area lakes and wreck diving in Lake Superior
Lee Kearney
IA Clear Lake advanced (100+ dives) several dive sites in my area, enjoy diving local lakes and quarries. travel to okoboji and wazee occasionally. would be happy to show local dive sites to interested divers.
Kevin Rex
NY Rochester and New York PADI  OW I have a summer place on Canandaguia Lake and am looking for a local Dive Buddy
Daniel Stallings
  FL West Palm Beach  PADI, NAUI OW, AOW, MD, Nitrox, Search, Recovery, Rescue, Wreck, Cavern, Photo, & Hunter DAN O2 Provider, CPR/1stAID,  
 Rich DeMarco
NJ Stanhope OW I'm responsible 25 year old male. Have a drysuit and all equipment.  Need a buddy to make a few more dives before I go for my AOW this summer.  Looking for Dive buddy for Dutch springs 2004 Any weekend. ASAP :)
Walter Davis
ME Saco padi rescue, advanced, nitrox, dan o2, acde commerical diver
I live in southern Maine and I love to dive I'm also a commercial diver and nitrox cert would love to go diving every day if I could I have an underwater metal detector and a digital underwater camcorder I'm going to start diving soon so lets get together and get wet email me hope to here from u soon.
Brian Lind
MO O Fallon Advanced Open Water I'm still very new to diving and looking for a buddy to dive with on weekends. My plans are to become a Dive Master sometime in the future, right now I want to enjoy and learn.

Alex Pineiro

AK Elmendorf Air Force Base. Anchorage AOW Available some weekdays and some weekends. My 15 year old is my regular buddy but he can't always go. Shore diving out of Whittier right now but willing to try new sites. Male or female buddy is ok with me
Seaview Divers CT Quaker Hill all levels Dive.s weekly, trips, always someone to dive with.
 James Autry MD Edgewood  PADI OW New diver, looking for buddy for weekend and some weekday quarry dives
cell  4439102893 or email
MO Kansas City working on Advanced reentering sport after 10 years. Just purchased all new equipment and am looking for dive buddies who like weekend lake diving. Email me. (2/04)
Rhonda Billings
 MO  MARYVILLE ADVANCED South MO. for the weekends. I have not dove for a year now and would like to get back into it!
Rick Prather
OK Altus Open Water and going for my advanced this summer. I have 14 dives under my belt, with a max depth of 97ft at Cozumel, Mexico. Looking for dive buddies in Oklahoma and Texas. I travel to Lake Tenkiller most times. This is my new email listing.
AR Flippen starting lessons in June 2004 looking for somebody to take lessons with let me no
Brandon Gray
MO Kansas City PADI Open Water Only diver in the family. I have lots of free time weekdays/weekends if anyone needs a dive partner to go just about anywhere in the midwest.
Rick Carter
KS Halstead Divemaster, Nitrox, Deep, Navigation, Search/Recovery I have done all my diving in Thailand and would like to meet local people and be introduced to diving in the area, when I return home.
Norman Gallup
IL Effingham SSI I like fishing and underwater research, finding wrecks, and planning  and building a mini sub. Need a partner with similar interests to go diving 
with. I'm married but, wife doesn't dive. I'm a general contractor so I can be available most any time, preferably weekends, Contact me and we'll talk and see if we're compatible and then we can arrange a dive. Males or females welcome.
Allen Ballard
AR Gassville Advanced open water Love to spearfish and treasure hunt.  I have the equipment to do both.
Rahul Banerji
FL Palm Harbor PADI Advanced Open Water I am 39. I am a rank novice at underwater digital photography, spear fishing but have pretty decent experience in diving a lot of  interesting and exotic places like the Florida gulf coast, northeast  (Mass, Maine), Caribbean
(Bermuda, Bahamas, Mexico,  Cayman Islands), Easter Island (Pacific Ocean), Hawaii, Red Sea(Egypt/Israel) etc. Looking  to hook up with dive  buddies/buddetes for local gulf  coast and fresh water  (crystal springs) diving as well as  future international trips.
Rose Sroda
FL Orlando Area Open Water working on Advanced Looking for dive partner for 
weekends at springs/ocean to explore new areas/lobster/ photography..
whatever! Safety conscious a must
Anthony McCarr
OR Gresham OW Just got certified in Dec.'03 for my  OW and looking for a dive  buddy to gain more expiernce with.
Thomas R. Pearce
CA Elk Grove PADI OW Certified 11/03.  Would like to do local freshwater diving in 
Sacramento area, occasional 
trips to coast.
OK Blanchard SSI Stress and rescue highest cert. Looking for dive buddy that can 
travel on long weekends, have 
friend on Cozumel island with 
dive shop, also traveled to 
Honduras. Will dive local states.
James MacNeil
Ma. Norfolk  AOW I just got into dry suit diving. I also shoot underwater video
Lewis Philips
Alabama   Mobile SSI, TDI, SDI DAN  I've posted a link back to Scuba Adventurer at
Mark Poffenbarger
HI  Kona open water I will be on the big Island 12/26-1/3, 2004 and need a dive buddy for shore and boat dives. I can't get enough. I will be located in Kona.
Willy Peterson
MO Kansas City Beginner Been diving for three years and love to dive anywhere. Selling BCD, regulator and computer/console - used twice.
Nadine Johnson
AZ Phoenix Open Water -NAUI Looking to do some underwater photography in nearby oceans (mostly Cali and Mexico)
Alan Bingham
PA Pottstown Beginner Just certified Looking for dive buddy winter or summer.
Alan Bingham
PA 1998 Detweiler, Rd Beginner Just certified Looking for dive buddy, for winter diving local quarries. If interested, please contact .
Tim Irizarry
AR Little Rock Open Water My work schedule allows me to dive primarily during the week...Can't get enough diving!!!
Russ Keck
OK Broken Arrow Rescue Diver, Currently working on Divemaster Have boat will travel
Michael Kurth
AK Wrangell PADI Divemaster/Rebreather Will (and do) dive at the drop of a hat. I like wrecks and walls. Next summer (2004)planning a trip on Vancouver Island and Lake Superior. Anyone want to dive?
John Landaker
MD Hagerstown YMCA open water Open weekends some weekdays
cert. 2002, don't mind the cold
AR Batesville Rescue/ Padi  
Bill Rutherford
NH Milford Advanced Open Water / Nitrox Looking for dive buddies for weekend and some weekday dives, Drop me a e-mail sometime
NJ Lakewood OW, AOW, Rescue diver Hi all,
I m 28, male, french, looking for a dive buddy male or female. I love night dive and spear fishing.
Rick Prather
OK Altus Open Water, soon to get Advanced Level at Cozmel in Oct 2003 I am newly certified and am looking for people/places to dive.
MO Columbia NASE Open Water Diver Recently completed by Open Water Dive certification and looking for dive buddies in Missouri area. I have a flexible schedule and am available during week or weekend.
Pat Hayes
MO Springfield Open Water Just recently got certified and looking for people to dive with in/around Missouri. 
Erin V.
HI   Open Water Diver Just got certified this summer and love diving!  Need a buddy to go along with, preferable someone with a little more expierence then myself, but anyone who's interested!
HI Kona Rescue IAM ON ISLAND several times a year.  This trip, I will be in Kona until 8-17-03
Douglas W Pani
MO Fulton/Columbia area PADI open water/ advance Looking for dive buddies to dive Mid-west lakes and rivers. Missouri and surrounding states. 2 or 3 day weekends. Like to dive great lakes shipwrecks. E-mail me if interested!!
Michael Felton
MO Union Advanced O/W Looking for someone to dive with in the area.  I'm available just about anytime.
SookHee Klein
CO Denver Open Water I'm going to take the Advance class soon. Looking to Dive around Colorado more, so I can have more time with scuba diving close and to have FUN more often with out a lot of the expense!
MO Greenwood / Kansas City open water PADI Would love to find someone to dive with in area lakes on the weekends. I haven't dove in 18 months and I need a refresher dive to get ready for Cozumel in October.
Nasir Shahab
MO Columbia PADI open water diver Haven't been diving for while but now want to resume diving in Missouri and surrounding areas.
Mike Bossie
ME Augusta PADI Open Water Just looking for someone to dive with on occasional weekends
AZ Bullhead City OW As much diving as possible ... looking to start doing some metal detecting in lakes and rivers.  Also enjoy underwater photography and wreck diving
Mike Morelock
TX North Richland Hills Advance, Nitrox. Rescue soon Just looking for a buddy. Lake Diving around the area and or Gulf.
Matthew Duran
CO Englewood Open Water Want to be a dive master and an instructor by years end.
Jesse Bartlett
RI  East Providence PADI Open Waters 1998 RI lobster license, spearfish, camera, explore etc 1 day notice please 401 439 6274 AFTER 9 pm; all weekend any time Jess
OK OKC Open Water  
Phil Kommer
IL Chicago Suburbs Open water, SSI Certified early this summer and love it!  I have my own equipment so I am very flexible.  The wife is not a diver so I have to do what I can to find a buddy.  Haigh quarry is a regular for me.  Email me if your looking for a buddy to go!
SC Greenville AOWI, SCR, COMMERICAL Underwater photography
Mike McNown
KS Wichita Master Diver / Nitrox / Cavern  
Wendy Choponis
IA Seymour AOW Ocean and very clear water
IA Okoboji Advanced w/ specialties I am a big fisherman, also just to get out.  Near West Lake Okoboji, less than 10 min. Lots to see.
Chris Catlett
  MO ste. genevieve IADRS Looking for someone to dive with around St. Louis area and then some. email me
John Meyer
 VT Brattleboro open water Looking for someone to dive with locally.  I am 31, and new to diving.  I do not wish to do extreme diving.
Trevor Bacon
KS Prairie Village Adv. Will dive pretty much at the drop of a dime (anytime). Go to Joplin and Stockton mainly. Just enjoy logging the dives!!!!!
Bill Johnson
 NJ Oakridge Open Water 
going for more time permitting
Love to dive always ready to go want to start getting into wrecks I am a safe diver an need a safe buddy male or female  like meeting new people an making new friends young or old.
Toby Guy
TX DFW Open Water, NAUI Looking for someone do dive with in Texas or Oklahoma Lakes.
Jerry Finney
MO Alton Open Water Been awhile since I have been in the water. need to get back in.
Terry Young
 AR Hot Springs Open Water

New to diving can't get enough.

FL DaytonaBeach,
beginner: OW, basic EANx I seek buddy (M) or team of beginners aimed to the intensive weekends diving in the CENTRAL- NORTHEAST FL. Puhuu kotikielta. #1058; #1072; #1082; #1078; #1077; #1080; #1097; #1091;  #1088; #1089;  #1075; #1086;  #1074; #1103;  #1093; #1076; #1083; #1079;  :-).
Pete Alvarado or
MO Kansas City PADI Advanced O/W Looking for a dive buddy to dive local lakes in area on weekends.
Tammy Cummiskey
NY New York City PADI OpenWater Hi!  Love diving-travel to the Caribbean 3 to 4 times a year.  Looking for dive buddy for more East Coast Diving.  Dutch Spring in PA, the Island...
Kris Lewellen
FL Near Ponce De Leon 
Close to Vortex Springs
Instructor Springs, Ocean, Photo, Wrecks
MO St Joseph NASDS O/W & PADI Advanced Just moved to MO from Buffalo, NY area. Lake Erie wreck diving all year round, also did some diving at Sherkston Quarry in Ont, Canada. Past member of a Police/Fire Dept Water rescue dive team. Looking for people & places to dive in and around MO.
Scott Anderson
KS Hays Open Water  
Rick Hollingsworth
MO Camdenton Open Water
Looking to find someone to dive with around Missouri or within a few hours of Missouri. Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays.
Shalom Barber-Shoaf
MO Lake St. Louis Open Water Rescue
Rick C. A. Shoaf
  MO Lake St. Louis & Kansas City Dive Rescue Specialist - Master Diver Sport Dive
Hazmat Diving
Ice Diving
U/W Evidence Collection
Bill Cowles
OR Portland NAUI/SSI OW, Dry Suit certified Looking for new or experienced divers to team up with for dives in the Northwest.
Youngju Lee
LA Metairie OW OW beginner diver.
Michael Campbell
MO Kansas City Open Water  
Jim Hensley
OK skiatook Advanced & nitrox  
Ted Lloyd
VA  Northern Virginia OW Looking for people to dive with.  Am 45, married, and wife does not dive.  Available weekends and willing to travel within driving distance of DC metro.
Scott Munro
MO Kansas City Open Water, Beginner Looking for someone in area to just go diving with. 
James Jackson
AR Sparkman PADI Divemaster/SSI Inst. I like underwater hunting, constructing habitat, river and pond diving in search of anything interesting. I also enjoy quicky trips to out of state dive sites, with Florida my favorite.
Jerome A. Operario
CA San Diego master diver Can dive night and day on the weekends with a week notice.
Joe Monsebais
OK Chickasha Open Water New diver, looking for some one to do some lake diving.
Jason Stephens
MO Overland Padi Advanced Open Water / Nitrox LETS GET WET!!
Glen Nicholas Valera
MO St. Charles NAUI / PADI ADV New to the Midwest from Southern California and looking for new dive buddies
Joe Chicano
WA Aberdeen Open Water  
Richard Headley
 TX Fort Worth Padi Master Diver Diving lakes in OK, AK, and TX.
Richard B. Neese
Emanuel Stephens
GA   Atlanta Padi OWSI All around outdoorsman. Love biking camping working out. Looking for serious dive team members willing to dive ANYWHERE. If you are a one dimensional diver (only super clear 80 degree water) no need to e-mail, just people who love the water. If you are really serious, you can call me at (904)705-2046 will be moving to Georgia 1/2003
Eric OKeefe
    KS  Lenexa Master Diver/
DM in training
I enjoy all types of diving in Midwest. Just looking for people to get bottom time with.
Bill Cowley
 St. Louis MasterDiver 
and working on Divemaster.
I should be a Divemaster soon and work out of The Great American Diving Company in St. Charles. I'm interested in diving in Missouri, Mermet Springs, etc. I live in Florissant, MO. Looking for a Dive buddy, I look forward to hearing from you!
  TN Bristol open water Just got cert late this summer only have a few dives in local lake but looking to do some ocean diving in FL or Mexico
NH  Belmont   Just starting have about 14 dives But hooked!
Jonathan Tindall
Ed Barnes
TX DFW Open Water Looking for diving buddy or buddies to dive with. I want to dive more than once a year.
Butch Branch
OK Oklahoma City Open Water I am newly certified and am looking for people/places to dive.
Jeff Loftis
TX Texas Panhandle

Rescue, advanced nitrox, trimix, full cave

I dive in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, & MO. Just love to dive, anywhere, any time
Frank Minogue



Open Water,
 working on

New to sport, looking for dive buddies.

 Jeff Holder



open water
 working on the rest

Texas lake diving
Bob Lynch
RI  Warwick Rhode Island open water diver New to diving and would just like to get more time diving, but need to have some buddies to dive with. I can go pretty much any time. So I would like to hear from any one interested.
  NH pepperell, ma. padi open water Just looking to hook up for some good times and lots of laughs.
Sean Perera
GA    Roswell / Atlanta


looking for a dive buddy in the local area, Fl. keys, cavern, cave, wreck diving male or female doesn't matter
 NY NY Advanced Loves to dive. Looking for a buddy.
MO Lake of the Ozarks O/W,  Stress/rescue always looking for some where new to dive. Have Been to Rolla(MO), Norfork(Ark),Table rock(MO), Mermet(ILL), Lake of the Ozarks(MO), Clearlake(MB Canada)
John Vivolo
NY New York Open Water/Advanced Open Water I'm looking to go scuba in Key Largo for a few days...found really reasonable place. Thinking about going during the week of thanksgiving...maybe back the day before or stay the whole week. But...I need a buddy to come with me. Any experience is welcome...I'm not that experienced, but we all learn with practice.
 Dusty Forbes
OK Skiatook Openwater New to sport and loving it. Looking for dive buddies.
Bill and Amanda Hayes
VA Virginia Beach area open water - new   
MO Kansas City Area Advanced Looking for someone to dive with close to my area. Looking to find more dive sites I don't know about. Any suggestions?? E-mail me!!
Gary VandeBruinhorst
KS Wichita Advanced/
Dive Beaver Lake often, go to Bonne Terre Mine Annually (Feb) Salt water 1 - 2 times per year. Doo Dah Divers dive club, Wichita, KS.
Chris Esch
AR Benton open water  
Jesse Bartlett
RI  East Providence PADI 
3 years active
I have RI lobster licensee, like night dives, photography, spear fishing, need a constant buddy but will go with anyone. 36 male
  Dana Hudes
NY NYC Open Water Some Northeast experience as well as FL and HI. Interested in any open water diving. Enthusiastic dry land photographer, I take point'n'shoot pics UW (of stuff that stays put).
Lou Chen

NH Upper Valley & S. NH Rescue 70+ dives in past year
Safety-minded but laid back
Interested in photography, nt dives, wrecks along Mass or NH seacoast and freshwater (not preferred) on weekday nts or weekends
Sheldon Fingler




Brandon LaPrairie


Central Louisiana

Open water and stress and rescue with more than 50 dives sincOctober 2001

Looking for a buddy to dive with just about anywhere in Louisiana. 

Tony M. Chaney



PADI ow/aow/ rescue/ deep/ multi-level/dry suit/night/nitrox/ dan02 provider/ masterscuba diver

All areas of interest, anytime, anywhere

MO Columbia advanced If you are interested in diving, please send me an email.
KS Wichita O/W Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri or Kansas. 
TX Arlington Scuba diver - NAUI Looking for a buddy who would like to dive a few times within a day round trip to the DFW metroplex. Please just email me if interested.

Shannon Britton


San Marcos

dive master

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