Hi, my name is Nicole Willoughby. (Check out my interview! here)
Deb asked me to introduce myself since I am the resident blogger here on the website. (Just in case you didn’t know, it is extremely difficult to write about yourself.) My husband, Mark and I became certified Scuba divers in July 2013.
I’ve had a lot of people ask how we became involved in the scuba diving world. On my personal blog in September 2010, I created a list of 101 things to complete in 1001 days (2 ¾ years).
Some of my goals were extremely attainable while others seemed extremely far-fetched. One of the goals was to try scuba diving. At that time I thought it was far-fetched. In late January 2013, Amy and Jason La Due were talking to the Cupp’s and us about an upcoming Try it Tuesday where you could come try scuba diving in a swimming pool. We decided to go give it a try, what could it hurt. From day 1 we were hooked. We signed up for the July class and as they say, the rest is history. Since becoming open water certified, Mark and I have also completed the Limited Penetration Wreck Diving certification & CPROX certification.
Aside from Scuba Diving, my other hobbies include riding/showing Cutting horses, photography, cake decorating, and cooking (my goal someday is to write a cookbook, who wants to buy it… lol).
One piece of advice I have for anyone who thinks they’d like to try scuba diving would be, go for it. Try it Tuesday was where we got our chance and we had a blast.