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View Poll Results: Are you a scuba diver?
No, I never tried scuba diving 14 4.73%
No, but I do snorkel some times 24 8.11%
Yes, but not very active 136 45.95%
Yes, I'm an active scuba diver 122 41.22%
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:01   #136
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Yes, I'm a diver as well. I am on the dive rescue team where I live. I would say that I'm an active diver with about a 50/50 split in training dives with the team and just making bubbles for fun.

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Old 05-06-2008, 13:45   #137
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I'm a PADI Instructor (though its 10 years since I actually taught), Ana's done Open Water.

Hoping to get back into diving now we've got a boat...



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Old 10-06-2008, 18:34   #138
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Now that I'm retiring and moving onto a boat in northern FL, I'll start diving again. Give me a shout if you need a buddy.
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Old 26-08-2008, 04:20   #139
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Just got PADI certified with my wife and 12 yr old son. We have snokeled extensively while cruising the bahamas and keys and have done 2 tourist dives in Bermuda and tahiti. Bermuda was our first and it was atrip!! We got our 'lesson' on the boat on the way out to the dive site where 'The Deep; was filmed, sadly Ms. Bisset was not to be seen there. I heard nothing of the 'lesson' as the boats motors pretty much drowned out the instructor. So you can imagine my first time as I don tens of pounds of unfamiliar equipment and take the plunge. My bodies 1st reaction is oh boy you don't breath underwater, abort now. Later I got a rare (for me) nose bleed and I thought my brains were coming out into my mask. Earlier my wife had decided she was not going in. She stayed on the boat with one other person who was violently seasick. after listening to the mal de mer and then smelling it she decided she was better off taking the plunge. its all a fond memory now.

About one year ago we bought a brownie and used it a couple of times, now that we're certified I thing we'll use it quite a bit more.
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Old 26-08-2008, 05:19   #140
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My wife and I are both divers. SHE is a commercial Diver Medic, can weld under water and treat my silly but in a hyperbaric chamber if I need it. I am A PADI Asst. Instructor and Technical diver.

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Old 26-08-2008, 20:30   #141
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Was out diving the other day. Recreational diving. Is a Scuba Pro Nighthawk a good BC? I need a newer one. My '82 model is leaking.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:49   #142
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I am too

Yessum....I'm a BSAC Advanced diver....thats not a PADI advanced diver
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:50   #143
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I will be in Marathon Florida starting 26 September to the end of October doing some diving and sailing. If anyone wants to dive, drink or sail let me know.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:03   #144
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Isle Royale Shipwreck

Attached is a picture of the lifeboat from the wreck of the Kamloops on Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. Diving will take you all over the world and you will meet interesting people.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:15   #145
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We are both divers

We are new to the forum and very pleased to see a scuba diving forum. We are both PADI Divemasters and actively dive here in B.C. as well as in the tropics. Hope to meet other diving couples!

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Old 10-09-2008, 07:26   #146
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My wife and I are both divers: I'm a tech diver Welcome to Crunch's Scuba Home, ...Under the Sea. (FWIW, I seriously need to update my site) and she's on her 7th OW dive. In two years we will be living on a boat diving in the South Pacific.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:27   #147
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Been diving for about 6-7 years, I guess somewhere between 300-400 dives.
AOW, Advanced EANx, hack wannabe UW photographer, 1 failed rudder salvage.

Plan on moving aboard a cat in the spring, was thinking Gemini originally, but now I'm really lusting after a Lagoon 380, FP, or a Leopard.

Then eventually cruising full time and saying goodbye to cold water and the drysuit.
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Old 20-11-2008, 01:13   #148
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i started off as a BSAC diver in Scotland,I joined a club and learned to dive for a hobby,we found a couple of notable scottish wrecks away back in the 80,s.then i had the Idea of turning pro and went to work as a rig Diver in the North Sea.I only managed 650 ft,i fizzed a couple of times doing surface interval diving and decided to retire with my brain intact.

I took up sailing last year,i have only snorkelled since quitting as a pro,but buying some scuba gear is definately on the cards.
My current sailing area does not lend itself to comfortable diving (North Sea) its bloody cold.
All of my old diving buddies from Scotland turned to sailing as well
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Old 20-11-2008, 07:22   #149
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Regarding "turning to sailing"

More than 30 years ago I was with some friends diving off San Diego like we did 7 days a week for the 7 years I was there. We all owned power boats set up for diving and fishing. Many times while sitting there off the coast we would watch the cruising boats and day sailors go by and there was always a comment about how slow that life style was.
One day a friend of ours said he would meet us at the kelp beds on saturday for a day of diving. He owned 40 foot sailboat that he eventually sailed to Fiji with his girlfriend.
Again there were lots of comments about how long it would take him to get there. After all the kelp beds are almost 6 miles from the marina.
We all got underway that day after loading the boats at 6am, trailering to the ramp, launching boats then there was the standup, hang-on 30 knot run.
Soon after we were anchored our friend came into view from around the point.
His gf was on the bow, long hair flying in the breeze, cup of coffee in one hand danish in the other.
The anchor magically dropped and soon we were all collecting abalone and lobster.
when the dive was over we did our normal routine. Peel off wet rubber, put on dry clothes over salty bodies.
My friend disappeared for a short time then reemerged looking fresh and relaxed. Of course he immediately announced that he had taken a hot shower.
There was more to the story, dining, drinking and lots of talk. Mostly about the sailboats that went by us that day as usual.
I remember stepping onboard that sailboat and deciding then and there it was my future.

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