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A funny thing happened… May 26, 2009

Posted by Chris Sullivan in Training.
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Yesterday I took the train to work as usual and pulled out a section of the PADI Instructor Workbook to review. The guy sitting across from me said “I’m taking that course as well”, and then went on to tell me that he was out at Gulliver’s Lake the previous day practicing for the upcoming Instructor Examination.

I told him that I was also at Gulliver’s Lake for the same reason and had the same IE coming up. Quite a coincidence! He said there were about 2 dozen candidates, the largest ever apparently, going to IE. His group, whose instructors aren’t affiliated with any dive shop, is larger than ours (which is 6 people).

He also told me he was a Linux consultant for IBM, so not only did we discuss diving but various computer-related topics. Amazing who you can run in to. Diving – go places, meet people, do things!

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1. Sunday at Gulliver’s Lake « Chronicle of an older diver - May 31, 2009

[…] long day at the lake, and home by 7:30. The next day I ran into a guy on my train to work who is also doing his Open Water Scuba Instructor Course and was at the same lake the day […]

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