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Skipster aka ´Da´ Tater´ - live in The Woodlands, TX USA About Me: Hi... my name is Skip. I put my nickname as "da´ ´Tater" because so many people think I look (and talk) like Ron White. I had always wanted to get my SCUBA certs - just never had the time or the $ (or had the $ at the same time as I had the time???).Anyway, finally got my OW first week of July 2009. Finished my Nitrox and got my Advanced Diver. I am already working on NAUI Master Diver. I am a NAUI accredited First Aid/CPR/AED/O2 Instructor. So, if you need your certification and are in the Houston area, let me know!I also have my "Deep Diver" and "Underwater Digital Photogrpahy" specialties and recently completed my Rescue Diver cert.True, I have only been diving since July 2009. But, don´t let that fool ya´, because, as of March 2011, I already have 106 dives! (Can you say, "Hooked!" - no pun intended).Have been to Cozumel, the Bahamas (on a liveaboard), Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, Tortola, Turks, St. Thomas, Moorea, Rangiroa, Raiatea and Bora Bora. I did my first shark dive summer 2010 and absolutely can´t wait to do that again. My beautiful wife, Cindy, and I travel a couple of times per year and would love to meet up and dive - mainly because I can’t talk her into taking the class.Finally, I am also ordained as a non-denominational Pastor and, as such, can officate weddings (or Renewal of Vows!). Looking for dive buddies in southeast Texas and beyond.
Favorite Dive Gear
My Canon 30D and Aquatica underwater system.And my Atomic Cobalt computer.
Favorite Dive Locations
For Sharks... the Bahamas, For island beauty... St. Lucia, For inexpensive and plentiful dive sites... Cozumel
Are you kidding? DSDO!
Shark diving, Wreck diving, wall diving, reef diving.
Christian contemporary, old Rock and marching bands (yes, thank you, I am an old BQ).
Favorite TV Shows
Any special about diving. loved growing up watching "Seahunt."also, love old British comedies - Monty Python´s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers.
Shenandoah, The Alamo, Taken, The Patriot, Hunt for the Red October, Airplane, Caddy Shack, Animal House.
The Bible (for real... I read and study it every day). also like anything by Joseph Wambaugh (The Blue Knight, The Choirboys, The Onion Field, Lines and Shadows, etc).
"If you keep doing what you have been doing, you will keep getting what you have been getting.""Don´t sweat the small stuff - and everything is small."
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Hi Skip...sounds like you are addicted! Diving has become my passion in life and always looking forward to my next dive trip. My husband doesn´t dive but encourages me to...so I can´t ask for more.We are currently planning a trip to Grand Cayman in the fall with some friends....found a really sweet deal, just couldn´t pass it up out on the East End.I just did my first shark dive in Roatan this summer......was pretty darn awesome! Hoping to dive with the stingrays in Cayman this trip. Always looking for a new adventure!!!I also got hooked on underwater photography...means just more stuff, but I love it.
Da´ Tater impersonating Lloyd Bridges
cruisin´ some caves
on my first shark dive - July 2010
on my first shark dive - July 2010
a Pederson Cleaning Shrimp
Coming up from diving the wreck of the RMS Rhone that went down in 1867 - Tortola, BVI
Photo Contest Entries
Eye to Eye: Photographers go Eye to Eye with an Oceanic Whitetip Shark... a shark that Jacques Cousteau described the oceanic whitetip as "the most dangerous of all sharks" and it is said that it has attacked more humans than great whites, tigers and bulls combined! I thought they were majestic!
a Pederson Cleaning Shrimp: Bahamas
: Key West street sign on the USS Vandenberg wreck
: Parrot Fish on the USS Vandenberg wreck
on my first shark dive - July 2010: Bahamas
on my first shark dive - July 2010: Exuma Cays, Bahamas
a Pederson Cleaning Shrimp: Exuma Cays, Bahamas
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