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    Default Sorta Newbie in Bradenton

    Good evening to everyone. I just joined last night after stalking the site for some time. I have been diving and spearing for about two years after getting back into it after a long break.
    Want to take the time to offer an open invitation to anyone who wants to head out in the Bradenton area.
    I go out usually with the same 5 guys, all at different times. 2 of them are DM's and the other two have about the same experience level as me.
    I have a 28T Contender and my buddy runs a 2860 Prokat walkaround. It works out if we want to get there fast and get back fast we take mine. If it is a little snotty and we want a smoother ride we take the cat.
    I have found a ton of information here over the past year and look forward to building some in person and online relationships and learning from you guys.

    Take care and shoot straight!

    Chris

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    you should try to hook upwith Faster7581 he is looking for a diver,and close to your area

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reef Pirate View Post
    Good evening to everyone. I just joined last night after stalking the site for some time. I have been diving and spearing for about two years after getting back into it after a long break.
    Want to take the time to offer an open invitation to anyone who wants to head out in the Bradenton area.
    I go out usually with the same 5 guys, all at different times. 2 of them are DM's and the other two have about the same experience level as me.
    I have a 28T Contender and my buddy runs a 2860 Prokat walkaround. It works out if we want to get there fast and get back fast we take mine. If it is a little snotty and we want a smoother ride we take the cat.
    I have found a ton of information here over the past year and look forward to building some in person and online relationships and learning from you guys.

    Take care and shoot straight!

    Chris






    AWESOME introductions welcome I am rather fond of 2860 Kats myself Chris if want to get down south a little keep in touch shoot me a pm


    Jamie/Capt/Dm/ fish and dive aholic, tooth aholic,

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    Welcome to the planet. I dive out of New Pass mostly and need a shooter from time to time all times of the week Monday -Sunday. Always game to get out and ride for a change.


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    PM sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reef Pirate View Post
    Good evening to everyone. I just joined last night after stalking the site for some time. I have been diving and spearing for about two years after getting back into it after a long break.
    Want to take the time to offer an open invitation to anyone who wants to head out in the Bradenton area.
    I go out usually with the same 5 guys, all at different times. 2 of them are DM's and the other two have about the same experience level as me.
    I have a 28T Contender and my buddy runs a 2860 Prokat walkaround. It works out if we want to get there fast and get back fast we take mine. If it is a little snotty and we want a smoother ride we take the cat.
    I have found a ton of information here over the past year and look forward to building some in person and online relationships and learning from you guys.

    Take care and shoot straight!

    Chris
    Great First Post , Welcome to SFP
    I think your going to fit in nicely

    Chris
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    Thanks for all the responses.
    I look forward to being able to expand my group of divers as well as learn some things.
    Weekends and Mondays are usually my best times to dive, though if the weather is good I have been known to have to take a day off from work because of illness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reef Pirate View Post
    Thanks for all the responses.
    I look forward to being able to expand my group of divers as well as learn some things.
    Weekends and Mondays are usually my best times to dive, though if the weather is good I have been known to have to take a day off from work because of illness!
    let me know when you want to go out.. i'm looking for more dive buddies also.

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    I have been on again off again diving lately. Work and fuel prices have slowed us down a little bit. Finally got everything squared away and wouldn't you know it, March rolls around. I will let everyone know the next time we are heading out to see if there are any takers. Not really running super far out to spear until grouper opens back up some time in 2089.
    Most runs will be 50 out or less so here is to hoping that the weather clears up sometime soon.

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    I live in Bradenton and also have a boat,a 2600 Century with twin 200 Yammies. So trading rides wouldn't be a problem. I usually launch at 59th Warners Bayou ramp. I have been in about the same position, with work taking up most of my time and these fuel prices are freakin ridiculous.
    Starting April it will be on! I've noticed more and more Bradenton spearos on the planet lately and that is a good thing, get to meet some more people around here. Maybe we could get a few people together and have a meet and great over an adult beverage or what ever quenches you thirst.

    Steve

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    Steve,
    My boat is at the Bayshore Gardens Marina. 2006 28T Contender. I am always up for meeting local spearfishing/diving partners in the area.

    Hit me up some time 941-405-9689.

    Chris

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    I'd love to hook up some time for some casual diving. Just point me at the fish and say go....

    I'm from Sarasota, very exp'd diver,can drive boat when needed. add me to your list, If I'm not already going out on a killing spree, I'd be happy to go and split cost with you. My wife has been asking me to refill the freezer with fish.

    Ryan Brown
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    941-256-6503

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    I'd be happy to meet some new dive buddies. My flats boat won't go deep enough to trade rides but I'm happy to chip in. New to spearing but experienced boater and fisherman. I'm located north of the river. Weekends are great weekdays possible with some notice. Really glad I found this site it's full of great info.

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    Met some of you guys last night. Will do up a post for that in a bit.

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    Anyone in Bradenton area still looking for a dive buddy for hunting? Nitrox or freediving.
    Last edited by mainsailman; 04-27-2015 at 02:21 PM. Reason: left out specific word

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