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Old 08-30-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Any other divers here?

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Old 08-31-2010, 02:57 PM   #2
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Any other divers here?
I used to but moved on to more convenient activities.

If I lived closer to the coast and/or had a place to stay there I'd certainly take it back up.

I still have my gear and snorkel when I get the chance.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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yep Last trip was through Micronesia, Yap and Palau were great
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:08 AM   #4
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On my list of things to do. Especially being out here now. Not like I can afford any new hobbies when I can't afford any of the old ones though
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:31 PM   #5
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went diving on Saba once. it was a ball. did 4 dives. if I lived near the coast I'd be doing it
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:11 AM   #6
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Not as much as I'd like, but do it when we can.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:39 AM   #7
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Got certified at 11. By 15, I couldn't manage it anymore. Stupid ears. But, now that I don't live in FL anymore, I don't feel so bad about it.
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Old 09-04-2010, 02:08 PM   #8
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Used to, all the time. Eons ago did a 175 ft bounce dive off the Flowerpot islands near Tobemory, Ontario. Otherwise, mainly in the Caribbean.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:31 PM   #9
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I used to but moved on to more convenient activities.

If I lived closer to the coast and/or had a place to stay there I'd certainly take it back up.

I still have my gear and snorkel when I get the chance.
You should go play Underwater Hockey. Get them fins, mask and snorkel wet again.

I dive, but not very freqently. Spendy hobby.

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Old 09-13-2010, 08:48 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'm Open Water Certified and do a quarry dives every month or so here just to keep fresh but only do good dives once a year. Diving quarrys and looking at trash they spread out on the bottom is not the most fun thing do do.

Going to Key West in October for some diving and next year going to do a liveaboard in the bahamas.

I wish I could do more, but it's an incredibly expensive sport unless you have a boat and a lot of good dive spots nearby. Wish I was into diving when I was living down in Florida, wasted opportunity for sure.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:37 AM   #11
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I dive, but not very freqently. Spendy hobby.

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Old 09-14-2010, 08:48 AM   #12
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You should go play Underwater Hockey. Get them fins, mask and snorkel wet again.

I dive, but not very freqently. Spendy hobby.

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They HAD that sport here at work (Olympic size pool) but the pool got a big leak (10k gallons a day) and they closed the pool.

As a matter of fact that pool closure was one of the last times I dove.
They needed certified divers to go in to see if we could find and fix the leaks. (My boss and I both went)

I found the leak all right. it was so bad that I could stand on the bottom with my arms raised as I squirted the dye and the dye would dive into the leaking expansion joint and be gone withing 3 seconds.
Once they heard that they closed the pool for good as soon as we got out.

They rightfully surmised that there must be a HUGE cavity under the pool that would have eventually collapsed and sucked whatever was in the pool down into that hole.

PS As I recall they used the softer boogie board type fins for that sport.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:07 PM   #13
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Just completed the last dive of the season. (I hope) 56 degree water temp and 3' of visibility. But it didn't really matter anyway, as I was inside a 48" pipe.
Lake Michigan starts to get cold this time of year.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:50 PM   #14
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My spouse and I both dive. I've been diving since 1986 - spouse earlier than that.

We both started in Maine and Massachusetts, as well as the Florida Keys. And now we also enjoy the Caribbean whenever possible.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:20 PM   #15
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