For me the adventure started when I was 7 and once at the Black Sea one of my father friends bought me some snorkeling gear. That's how all started and I never stopped. Each year after this I went to the Black Sea and took my snorkeling gear with me (which by the way I still have and treasure - a black and hard mask and some blue heavy fins). Snorkeling was great and I did it for 20 years but I always wanted to stay more under water. Of course I have seen on TV those guys wearing strange suites and breathing compressed air from SCUBA bottles. Of course I wanted to be like them and of course my dream was to be able to go and explore the depths of the ocean lie Jacques-Yve Cousteau. I couldn't do it for 20 years and it took a short flight over the ocean to the US for me to start SCUBA.
Training was fantastic. Instructors and DiveCons were great. BUT probably the most fantastic of all was how I felt after 20 years of snorkeling and after being accustomed with about 1-2 minutes underwater, to take a breath of compressed air and being able to stay for 3 minutes and 30 minutes after that and 30 minutes after thatů Along the years I got more certifications and more dives and I got more experience and I will continue to take more lessons and when the times comes I will take my turn in the he teaching team to introduce to some other enthusiast the wonderful underwater world.
In my day job I am a firmware engineer so another fascination of mine (which started by the way when I was 7 also) is computers and programmable devices. Of course the dive computers caught my attention as soon as our diving instructor told us about them in the class.
I will try in this presentation to tell you all you always wanted to know about computers but you were afraid to ask and much, much more.
|Updated July 1, 2002 3:57 PM by Vlad Pambucol|