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How often do you talk about diving to non-divers? Forums excluded.

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Shipwreckscanada, May 1, 2012.

How often do you talk about diving to non-divers? Forums excluded.

  1. I talk about diving all day long.

    15 vote(s)
    24.6%
  2. I talk about diving once a day.

    13 vote(s)
    21.3%
  3. I talk about diving one to five times a week.

    16 vote(s)
    26.2%
  4. I talk about diving one to ten times a month.

    8 vote(s)
    13.1%
  5. I talk about diving ten to thirty times a year.

    6 vote(s)
    9.8%
  6. I never talk about diving with non-divers

    3 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. Shipwreckscanada

    Shipwreckscanada Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Montréal
    190
    22
    18
    My wife, not a diver, says I have a water logged scuba head because I talk about diving all the time. I have a scuba screensaver and wallpaper; I have scuba stickers all over the place, my car, computer cover, tool kit and much more. This leads to people asking questions and then I’m talking scuba again. So do I have a water logged scuba head?

    To find out I posed this poll.
     
  2. Qnape

    Qnape Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Jersey
    307
    152
    43
    Too often, perhaps. My wife is a non-diver also, but has been considering trying. My daughter has been my dive buddy - but not for long as she is off to college in the fall. I've only been diving a short time but have been very active, and I read a LOT so i do wind up talking about it to (thus far, patient) friends and co-workers.
     
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  3. Scuba_Noob

    Scuba_Noob Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Victoria, BC
    1,001
    193
    0
    The answer for me is 'too many times'. When I first started, it would occur in numerous conversations with non-divers. I was just so excited, and people positively reinforced this behavior by expressing how cool/hardcore it must be to dive. Then I realized I may have been talking about diving too much that it might seem obsessive. Thus, I cut down on it significantly.

    Now, I only discuss it with non-divers if they bring it up. I will probably not even mention that I do scuba dive. But still, people think it's extremely cool and bring it up a few times a week (1-5 times was my choice). I also post photos every so often, and people compliment them.

    Most of my dive talk is done with divers now.
     
  4. j yaeger

    j yaeger PADI Pro

    # of Dives:
    Location: Canton, New York, United States
    1,501
    307
    0
    i talk the talk all day long!
    promote the sport by inspiring the adventurer in folks!!
    when ever possible when traveling,i always wear something with a dive flag,or concerning diving
    always get asked about it,how cool is it? or where to go?
    just don't be a pest!!!!
    lobstermen in mass. don't really care for divers!!!!!
    have fun
    yaeg
     
  5. koozemani

    koozemani Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Tucson, AZ
    2,088
    669
    113
    Whenever the subject comes up. Coworkers will see my flipping through a magazine or reading some book and ask about it. That's all the opening I need to start. I've also found several who are divers that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. My soon to be wife is a diver and she gets tired of me talking about it.
     
  6. asha

    asha Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: San Diego, CA
    307
    126
    43
    I don't talk to that many non-divers ;) But when it does come up, it's usually within contexts like "why didn't you come to pilates yesterday?"
     
  7. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Norway
    7,197
    1,820
    113
    Whenever it comes up. If people ask me what Im gonna do with my vacation, they can blame themselves! :p
     
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  8. Captain12Pk

    Captain12Pk Divemaster

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Orange, CA
    482
    51
    28
    Only when they ask. But that wasn't a poll choice.
     
  9. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Murphy Cove, NS ,CANADA (Eastern Shore-Atlantic)
    7,658
    1,131
    113
    I voted 1 to 5 times a week. Mostly to my wife, a non-diver. Being out in the stix I'm not usually around many people. Talk a lot at the dive shop in the city but those are divers/student divers. Quite a few people on the NS Eastern Shore are divers, some of them even certified! In the band I play in each summer in NY the guy next to me dives a bit in the tropics--the rest of those crazy musicians would have no interest....
     
  10. Dr Dog

    Dr Dog DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Okanagan/Shuswap BC
    586
    174
    0
    I try to convert them to become divers
     

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