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Hi all looking to get into diving

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Jul 11, 2021
Greetings from Guangzhou. :) My name is Andy and I am currently 25, looking to get into diving but don’t know much about it. I remember my first memories of diving (with assistance) was as a kid in Hainan, went to three dive sites but haven’t been diving since and never been professionally certified. I am looking at diving as an extension of my love for the sea and marine life. My favorites are World War 2 shipwrecks and even more, mesophotic and rariphotic reef systems.

When I have the chance to get certified hope I don’t get mean instructors! Haha.

Really really interested in knowing those of you who have been on deep reefs. At what depth does it really start getting dark and you need flashlights on? At what depth do you see stony corals almost disappear / soft corals become dominant?

By the way I love angelfish! Goldflake, Regal, Majestic, Blue Line, and many of the Centropyge are my faves!

Pleasure to be here.
I am Chinese-Canadian fully fluent in both English and Chinese, so for any of you out there who know both feel free to chat with me in either.
I also love wrasses, many Damselfish (especially genus Chrysiptera and Pomacentrus), butterflyfish, and the more sedentary fish like Hawkfish and Basslets. :) Not as big of a fan of Surgeonfish, don’t find them as beautiful on average though I’m sure a school of Yellows, Purples or Gems would be an awesome sight to see at some point in life.

On my diving bucket list is to see a harem of A. Ocellaris cf. Darwin (the black variant of the Ocellaris Clownfish) on a dive. :)
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