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How many dives ina single Day ?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by uaflyer, Feb 19, 2005.

What is the most dives you have done in a single day

  1. 1-2

    3.3%
  2. 3-4

    41.8%
  3. 5-7

    48.4%
  4. 8-12

    4.4%
  5. 13+

    2.2%
  1. uaflyer

    uaflyer Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Germany\California
    72
    0
    0
    Just wondering how many folks have done.

    Surfacing doesn't count :11ztongue
    This means you actually leave the water and return.
     
  2. dive

    dive Instructor, Scuba

    139
    0
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    You should ask how many hours we spend in the water in a day... :10:
     
  3. Scubakevdm

    Scubakevdm ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    4,803
    156
    0
    I did 11 once while helping to research a site for a new artificial reef. Probably not the healthiest thing to do. I sure was careful on my ascents towards the end of the day.
     
  4. Knight1989

    Knight1989 Instructor, Scuba

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    When I was DMing and going through all my training, it was very common to average about 5 a day, almost every day. Most of them were shorter dives, at shallower depths. Usually taking a Discover Scuba Class out on thier Open water, Scuba refreshers, Tours, or my own training dives. So usually 40 ft or less. But Id try and sneak in one good 80+ft dive per day.
     
  5. NWGratefulDiver

    NWGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Pugetropolis
    46,455
    27,479
    113
    Warm water - 5 dives (Bonaire) with a total bottom time of 5 hours and 28 minutes

    Cold water - 4 dives (Nanaimo, BC) with a total bottom time of 3 hours and 43 minutes

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
  6. Vie

    Vie Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives:
    Location: Krung Thep, Siam, mostly.
    2,557
    3
    0
    Warm water - 5 dives (Ko Bon/Tachai, Thailand) with a total bottom time of 3 hours and 53 minutes.
     
  7. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest

    # of Dives:
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    20,970
    3,424
    113
    Cool water 7 dives (Catalina), warm water 6 dives (max allowed, Thailand). Diving that frequently I always do my deep dives first, then stay in the shallows (< 40 ft) videotaping for the last few.

    I generally don't count a dive if it is less than 30 minutes unless there is a specific reason to.

    Dr. Bill
     
  8. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Torrance, CA
    5,945
    3,401
    113
    For the past ten years it's been mainly 1-2 dives per day. I didn't count the short dives during my Divemaster class, otherwise I'd be one of those people bragging about having 20,000 dives. :D
     
  9. JustJoe

    JustJoe Barracuda

    380
    0
    0
    Hey Dr. B,

    Out of curiousity, why wouldn't you count all the dives?

    Joe
     
  10. mccabejc

    mccabejc Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Upland, CA
    1,326
    1
    0
    Interesting discussion. I'm wondering if there are any guidelines concerning maximum hours underwater in a single day. I'm heading for a dive vacation, and planning on 2-3 dives per day, all at less than 60 ft. Probably most will be 40ft. or less. I'm assuming that with long surface intervals, and doing what my conservative Cobra computer says, I should be okay even if I did more than that. Maybe I'll ask Dr. Deco.
     

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