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How many calories do I burn diving???

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by mikeguerrero, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. mikeguerrero

    mikeguerrero DIR Practitioner

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    Hi all,

    I just read up that I can burn about 437 calories per hour while diving... Okay that's better than my gym membership which I seldom use...

    So who wants to burn calories with me at Monterey....
     
  2. dannobee

    dannobee Instructor, Scuba

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    I read that somewhere a while back, too. Then I thought about how I dive and figured it couldn't be true. Rolling off of a boat, then meandering around and mostly hanging out in the water column sure doesn't burn that many calories for me. ;)

    But then some people scull, kick like crazy, and are grossly overweighted, so it *could* be possible to burn that many calories, especially if they're shore diving Monastery or some of the Garrapata/Big Sur sites. :eyebrow:


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  3. dpbishop

    dpbishop Solo Diver

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  4. dhammer

    dhammer Barracuda

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    I'll burn some calories with you, but I'm not sure it'll be enough to offset that after-dive pizza at Gianni's.
     
  5. mikeguerrero

    mikeguerrero DIR Practitioner

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    LOL,

    That is truly the truth, LOL... On a serious note, Devin I need to get in a dive with you. I'm on X-mas break already but I'm moving and should be done today. I'd like to do a simple Break Water dive out to the Metridiums or the wall, just 2 dives.

    I would be diving wet since my drysuit class is not until the first week of January. I would be a good candidate as a buddy since I know the i3 up and personal :)

    MG
     
  6. bbianchi

    bbianchi Divemaster

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    When the conditions are right I think North Monastery is easier to dive than breakwater ;) :D.

    Good luck with the move Mike, mine is going to happen whenever my bank funds my loan!! GRRR stupid holidays! ;) Er no really, I LOVE Christmas. Either way I SHOULD have "garage access" by Friday so im still planning to head down to Fresno this weekend and get all my stuff outa storage and at least stick it in the garage. Ill have no chance of finding people to help me move over new years.
     
  7. Gombessa

    Gombessa DIR Practitioner

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    The funny thing is that I tend to try and MINIMIZE any physical activity during diving, by staying still and moving as little as possible. That can't be a great form of aerobic exercise!
     
  8. dhammer

    dhammer Barracuda

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    I think no matter where you dive, it's the exit that really drives up the calories burned. And of course, the workout you get just putting on your gear.
     
  9. reefduffer

    reefduffer ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  10. rakkis

    rakkis IDC Staff Instructor

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    Most of the calories are burned passively as your body tries to maintain core temperature.
     

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