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Skydiver from Bakersfield, CA

R_kindley27

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Hello everyone,

My name is Ryan, 23. I'm work as a Confined Space Rescue Supervisor and EMT in the oil and gas industry. In my spare time I am a B licensed sport Skydiver and recently received my open water diver. I found that freediving is super exciting in a different way than skydiving and have started accumulating my gear and diving alone. (Not advised I know...) Would kill to be able to meet up with someone/group on a weekend and do some diving/spearfishing. Unfortunately none of my friends are into skydiving or the ocean at the moment. Hope to see you guys out there. Blueskies/Blue water
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BatRay

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Hi Ryan, welcome to Deeperblue. Have you looked into a freediving class? That is the single best way to improve on safety and technique.

Where do you usually dive? I know Bako is a desolate place, with few opportunities nearby. Former Fresno area person here.
 
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R_kindley27

R_kindley27

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Jul 30, 2017
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Yes ive looked into it, and really would like to. But I do not have all of my gear yet. Most classes expect you to show up with all of your own gear. Btw, dont shop on Hurleyoutletstore.com its a scam I learned the hard way lol. I usually rent gear down. And dive in Pismo(freezing)/Huntington/Newport. And recently in catalina (amazing). Ya, not many oceans in the Central Valley lol.

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BatRay

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I know the feeling. It's tough to be a diver in a landlocked area, but somehow we manage. Thanks for the recommendation. I hope they didn't scam you too badly.
 
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Nick Bylsma

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Hi Ryan,

My name's Nick. I am new to freediving but absolutely loving it. I am looking for a dive buddy for anywhere from Long Beach to Santa Barbara. I could also do the occasional Catalina Trip. Let me know if you're still looking for someone to dive with.
 
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