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Is 3 hours crazy?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by fishi, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. fishi

    fishi Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: underwater
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    What is the longest ride you have taken in a car to go diving? And returned home the same day.
     
  2. jupitermermaid

    jupitermermaid Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Jupiter, Fl
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    I'm spoiled living in South Florida, so I don't travel too far for one day. However, I have a dive buddy from Jacksonville (about 4, 4 1/2 hours one way) who comes down here to dive for the day and goes home that evening. Others drive a couple hours one way and return home the same day. Guess it all depends on how good the dive is and if you don't mind the driving.
     
  3. DivingPrincessE

    DivingPrincessE Great White

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Miramar & Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    3 hours is pretty common for me. I drive three hours just to dive in a quarry with better visibility (Lake Rawlings and Dutch Springs)
     
  4. Michael Schlink

    Michael Schlink Instructor, Scuba

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    3 hours to the coast, no problem. 8 hrs to cave country requires at least one night spent there. Now if it were 5 I might just make the run.............
     
  5. Hank658

    Hank658 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bronx, New York
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    Two hours to Dutch Springs and back is almost routine. Going to try RI this spring. That's about 3 1/2 hrs. Don't yet know if the return trip wil be happening the same day..:D
     
  6. bobcatdiver

    bobcatdiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ohio
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    Living in the Great state of Ohio and the part of the State I live in I drive 2 hours one way to dive a COLD DARK quarry with 10 ft viz. A 3 hour drive to some good diving I would be all over it.
     
  7. johnny_bravo

    johnny_bravo Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: SW Broward
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    Yup I've made the over 3 hour ride to Key Largo and back before...gruelling but worth it.

    Cheers.

    -J.-
     
  8. b1draper

    b1draper Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
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    Well here in Tallahassee, I'm about 30 minutes to a sink hole. I'm about an hour and fifteen minutes to the coast. I'm 2 hours to St. George or Panama City and 3 hours to Destin and I've been to them all.

    The problem in our area is there's only a few charters. There's two in the St. Marks/St. George area. There's a couple in PC and Destin. So usually I'll drive the 2-3 hours pulling a boat. Then we'll take the boat out and get a couple dives and drive the 2-3 hours back.
     
  9. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: West Texas/NH/CA
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    2 hours each way is normal for me to do a couple of Saturday dives in Mass or Maine. I think at 3 hours I would consider diving fewer weekends but staying overnight and get 4-5 dives in.
     
  10. Guba

    Guba Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: North Central Texas
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    Over half my dives are at the end of three hour drives. The longest driving day was 8 hours (from my home to Balmorhea, Texas), did three dives and then drove back--all within the same 24 hour period!

    I can get to Cozumel quicker.
     

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