Extreme Diver Interview – Valerie Box

Every time I log in to write a new post or just check on posts, I can see how many times different blog posts have been “hit”. (by the way, you have to love how computer terminology makes other words get new meanings.) It amazes me that you guys come back every post or every week to read the blog posts. While the Diver Interview posts you are learning about your fellow divers, other posts are about events that Extreme Sports is involved in or whatever exciting things happen. I guess what I’m so ineloquently saying at this point in time, is Thank you. Thank you for coming and reading what I have to say, because really unless someone helps me write a post, you’re reading what I have to say about a particular post. As a lot of you know I have comps coming up for my Master’s Degree and I’m REALLY kind of stressing out. Writing these posts is extremely helpful and it just makes my heart burst with joy that you take the time to read them. So Thank you to everyone who helps write them, whether it be an interviewee or a guest poster or someone helping me find the right words to use (yes sometimes I’m at a loss for words…), and a special thank you to everyone who reads what I write in these posts. Now that we’re done being sappy, let’s move on and meet today’s interviewee, Valerie Box.

How did you get started diving?

On our bucket list we wanted to learn how to scuba dive. We were driving by and on the sign they had the trip to Cozumel listed. We came in and signed up for all that same day.

How long have you been diving?

2 years.

How many dives do you make in a typical year?

Not enough. I don’t really want to tell but I’ll say probably 15.

What other hobbies do you have?

Bicycling, Yoga, traveling.

Where is your favorite place to dive?

I love Cozumel and Honduras but I’m waiting to see if there is something better.

What is your most comical dive experience?

Cancun when we went Whale Shark Diving. The boat master said jump out and dive the whale sharks are there. I dove off the boat with my mask/snorkel half on and wound up on the back of a whale shark.

What is your occupation?

Registered Nurse

Words of wisdom/tips or tricks for fellow divers?

Enjoy every moment. Quit quitting. Don’t give up and get frustrated. (Don’t give up and get frustrated… That’s good good advice for life, I’m just saying )

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