Extreme Diver Interview – Nelda Patrick

So I interviewed our next Extreme Diver back in January during the Veteran’s Day Dive but the interview has been hanging out on my computer waiting for the perfect time to post. This week just so happens to be the perfect posting time because I may or may not have seen on facebook that there is a birthday this week for Nelda Patrick. Isn’t that a good time to post interviews on our blog? I think so, so without further ado, Nelda Patrick’s interview now gets to grace the Scuba Blog! And Happy Birthday!!

How did you get started diving?

My husband wanted us to do it.

How long have you been diving?

Since 2005

How many dives do you make in a typical year?

30 depend on the fun level

What other hobbies do you have?

Entertaining the granddaughter and with a “kid” like John there isn’t much time for anything else.

Where is your favorite place to dive?


What is your most comical dive experience?

The first experience trying to inflate a safety sausage. The weight wasn’t heavy enough on the end of the string, when we went to let the string out, it went everywhere. Stephanie Bell  got strung up in the string and finally the dive master had to take the string from us and help.

What is your occupation?

Independent sales consultant and administrative assistant

Words of wisdom/tips or tricks for fellow divers?

Never hold Grady’s hand when you’re underwater.

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