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No, I never tried scuba diving 14 4.71%
No, but I do snorkel some times 24 8.08%
Yes, but not very active 136 45.79%
Yes, I'm an active scuba diver 123 41.41%
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Old 07-04-2006, 04:55   #91
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Wow, even a lot of cave and Trimixdivers here, also Rebreather-Dudes !

great !

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Old 21-07-2006, 22:24   #92
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Aloha Diver Girl,
Welcome aboard!!!
Yes, have been a diver since '82. Last time I was in my gear was to clean the bottom of my boat. Have been diving in warm water only. Carib, Philippines, Hawaii.
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Old 22-07-2006, 07:31   #93
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Welcome to the forum, Diver Girl! I learned to dive in the late 1970's, in Singapore (PADI Divemaster) and have had many happy dives in Singapore and Malaysia, the Philippines, Truk, Palau, Christmas Island, and the Caribbean. We always have our dive gear aboard Sunspot Baby on extended cruises, but never get to dive as much as we would like. Now that I am probably old enough to be everyone's grandma, I still enjoy diving, but am not into the deep depths, and strong currents. Come to think of it, I never was wild about the strong currents.

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Old 25-07-2006, 04:17   #94
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We're both divers!

My wife is a BSAC Dive Leader and Advanced Nitrox diver.
I'm also a BSAC Dive Leader and BSAC Club Instructor and Advanced Nitrox Diver.
We both started diving in 1996 and have over 500 dives between us.
We have dived the Red Sea, and the Med off the S of France. Probably the best diving has been off the coast of the UK (using dry suits) in the Scilly Isles and in Scapa Flow (site of the German WW1 high seas fleet which was scuttled there)

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Old 25-07-2006, 09:56   #95
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Old 25-07-2006, 10:12   #96
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Hi Diver Girl - I wasn't finished with my post but my computer spit out a reply. Anyway, my husband and I are both PADI Asst. Instructors. I received my open water cert. in 1993 just a week before my first ocean dive in Mexico. I still remember that first dive - the water was so clear and the visibility was at least 70 feet (so different from the nasty lake diving in Texas). One of our friends had also just gotten his open water cert. and was making his first ocean dive with us. Unfortunately he had eaten a really big and heavy breakfast, combined with the strong current and rolling seas, so at the end of our dive he was just ahead of me making his way to the boat when he threw up. Of course, the strong current pushed his breakfast right at me and there was no place for me to go without releasing the line I was holding – I was sure I would be swept out to sea. The dive guides on the boat saw all of this going on and while they were laughing and gagging, they managed to throw me a line and pull me up and onto the boat, then hosed me down. I suppose that is also why I vividly remember my first ocean dive…

We are planning to carry our dive gear on our boat when we leave for our extended cruise in January. Although we haven’t been diving as much as sailing these days, we plan to pick it back up. We have spoken to other experienced divers/cruisers who say that they prefer to free dive instead of hauling their gear, but we will just have to see for ourselves.

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Hi All,

Well I don't think Dive Girl is still around (her first and last post was over 3 years ago starting this thread). Thanks to her for starting the thread though.

My wife and I are going to be in the Bahamas Nov-Jan. We have a compressor aboard so if anyone is planning to be in the area let us know if you need a fill or some dive buddies.
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"Come to think of it, I never was wild about the strong currents. " We call it "riding the A Train" and use them for pickup dives. Enter here, exit there, someone runs shuttle back. Think of it as an amusement park ride.<G>
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active the last couple of years a bit slower built three diving schools and spent one year 700 hours under water so you can say active and 35 years of it instructor not padi
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Old 20-08-2006, 09:01   #100
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My wife and I got our Open Water Cert. last Sept. just before we left to cruise around Florida for the winter. Only got to dive twice on that trip, but we will be spending this winter/spring in the Bahamas. Intend to start taking additional courses there.
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Hellosailor - The A train is ok, if you have a reliable pickup. However, I really prefer a very easy light current that just carries a diver along rather than a rip-your-mask-off river. That's the nice thing about diving, there is something for everyone, you can pick and choose, and enjoy this lifetime sport.

Swingin on a Star - We'll look for you in the Bahamas. Conception Island is nice, and rumor has it that you can use the commercial dive boat moorings at the south end of the island if there is not a dive boat using them. However, we haven't tested this.

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Entlie - We're planning a stop near Georgetown so Conception island would be an easy one day sail over. We'll keep an eye out for Sunspot Baby (or an ear out for Bob Seger)

I've heard good things about diving Andros, caves and holes and such. Anyone have bottom time there?
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:30   #104
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Hi Diver Girl.

I'm a Padi Diver, I used to dive all the time for many years, but I havent dove in a few years now. I still do alot of snorkeling, some of the best places I know to get crawl fish ( Thats fla. lobster for the people that dont know what they really are ) and to speargun for fish or drop down at night for big shrimp, is usly in 8' to 12' of water anyway.
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Sorry, I didn't notice the date of this thread when I posted.
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