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View Poll Results: Are you a scuba diver?
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 09-03-2008, 04:49   #106
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PADI master diver. I used to be very active when I worked in Hawaii and the Caribbean. Since I moved to China I have not many opportunities to dive anymore.
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Old 12-03-2008, 14:50   #107
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i am also a rescue diver was certified 20 years ago in egypt sharm el sheik..have dove many places but non as awesome as the red sea.....altough snorkeling in akuml in riviera maya was very cool.....
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Old 12-03-2008, 21:37   #108
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why yes I am....

Hola...

Just open water cert... but done alot of stuff...
Are many cruisers free divers??? Now that has challenged me!!!!
OK sorry, back to the thread...
Dove SO Cal, BVI, Aus, Thailand (just before the tsunami), Hi, Maldives, Tx, and a few other places I can"t think of at the moment...
Still not a cruiser but aspiring.......................................... ..............

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 13-03-2008, 09:50   #109
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Just finished my Advanced Open Water Cert. I'm really upset with myself for waiting so late in life to discover diving. I think about all the years I sat on my boat drinking at Catalina when I could have been diving. I must say that diving rates right along side the enjoyment I get from hull speed under spinnaker.
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Old 18-03-2008, 00:07   #110
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I start my open water PADI course on the 25th!
Something I have always wanted to do. I am actually part dolphin and snorkel any chance I get.
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Old 23-03-2008, 18:13   #111
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(Former) PADI Divemaster, but haven’t been on air in over ten years and that was to scrub the bottom of the boat… no recreational diving for twenty plus years…
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Old 23-03-2008, 19:40   #112
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Got my paperwork back in the late 70's. Haven't done masses in the last couple of years as I took up flying. Just been getting back into it to find how much I've missed it without realising.

Just this weekend I was snorkelling with D2 (daughter no. 2, just turned 8) to find out she's more part dolphin than I realised. I keep a hooker on my boat for bottom cleaning and scallop killing. Plugged her into that and she was off. She loves it but wasn't that impressed she couldn't actually swim up to and catch a fish by hand. Now she wants a crack on full scuba, don't know about that just yet though.

edit - that's a hooker unit breathing thing, I should add just in case my wife reads this
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Old 23-03-2008, 21:38   #113
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GMac,
It's kinda funny... the way I explain flying to someone who has never done it??? It's like diving... a three dimensional world that is unusual... the way I explain diving... I'm thinking you'll get it!!!
I think you have a pilot or diver on your hands.............
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Old 23-03-2008, 22:18   #114
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Good thinking there airacer, never quite though about the similarities like that. 3 dimensions and a finite supply of something to keep an eye on. O2 and fuel, either way when one runs out you're a 2 dimensional landlubber again. I think I'd lean more to diving if push comes to shove. Just like cruising amongst the fish where flying amongst birds is spooky.

Just been shopping for D2. Nice set of gloves so she doesn't rip her hands up grabbing shellfish for mum and dads dinner (not that she's been told that bit yet ) and a better mask that is not quite like a diving helmet on her. She's up for a nice fly as well. Always wants to drive though, not too sure about that though
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A friend's 10 yr old daughter is just finishing up her SSI "Scuba Rangers" cert. I believe this allows them to dive to 12' with SCUBA. Lot's of kids here in Atlanta are into it and the dive shop is full of them.

PADI Avanced Open Water in '84, just got Nitrox Cert in Decemeber. Business has made me take back up a hobby I had forgotten I loved. For this project working with AGA full face masks for communication from OTS (Ocean Technology Systems). Quite the difference breathing through one's nose

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Got my paperwork back in the late 70's. Haven't done masses in the last couple of years as I took up flying. Just been getting back into it to find how much I've missed it without realising.

Just this weekend I was snorkelling with D2 (daughter no. 2, just turned 8) to find out she's more part dolphin than I realised. I keep a hooker on my boat for bottom cleaning and scallop killing. Plugged her into that and she was off. She loves it but wasn't that impressed she couldn't actually swim up to and catch a fish by hand. Now she wants a crack on full scuba, don't know about that just yet though.

edit - that's a hooker unit breathing thing, I should add just in case my wife reads this
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:11   #116
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Hi, Sail out of Miami. NAUI Instructor. Boat equipped with Brownie in addition to cylinders. Have dove Northern Japan (Mutsu Bay/North Pacific Ocean), Southern Japan (East China Sea), PI (Phillipine Sea), Med (around Crete, Greece), California (East Pacific), Hawaii, FL Keys, Mexico (Carib side) and Bahamas. Currently sail to both the Fl Keys and Bahamas. Next year going to Cay Sal. Wife is also Advanced/Rescue/NITROX certified. Doesn't want any part of being an instructor though - although she is the best dive buddy I've yet to find!

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Old 02-04-2008, 20:16   #117
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New Boy here.......
Yep....Been certified for 34 years...... Commercial Diver since 1976.....
Haven't been down for a while.......
doin' Bahamas next winter and plan to get back into it......

It's better down there!
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Old 02-04-2008, 23:56   #118
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Hello divergirl,
I bought my first sailboat because it was a cheap way to get my and my buddies out diving. Since then I became a PADI instructor, as well as a surface supply commercial diver. The diving here in norther British Columbia is great, now is it in Norway? I just returned from some fun diving in Mexico and Belize, playing with my new underwater vidio camera.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:32   #119
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Hey Diver Girl,
Yes, PADI Master Diver. Husband now retired. Going to live the dream and sail
the Caribbean, do a lot of diving, drink some wine. Thanks for asking.

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Old 02-05-2008, 07:44   #120
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