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Thinking about taking up golf ball diving.

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by icedrac, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. icedrac

    icedrac Angel Fish

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    Hello,
    I am looking to get in to golf ball retrieval. I talked to a guy here at the Dive Shack, my local dive shop. This seems like something i would like to get into. So any advice on doing so? Such as gear or companies to contact or even people to contact so i could do a few dives with. I am in mohave county. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. icedrac

    icedrac Angel Fish

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    Yeah the guy i talk to said it was a little harsh on the gear, but he has been doing it for a while.
     
  3. carrielsal

    carrielsal Divemaster

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    There have been several threads I have seen in the last year on SB that discusses the pros and cons. Have you searched the forums?
     
  4. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    Look for the recent story about the guy who died doing it not long ago.
     
  5. icedrac

    icedrac Angel Fish

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    ok i will do that. Thank you. I am still interested in doing this though.
     
  6. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    I had 2 freinds that did this for years without problems, but who knows.
     
  7. Divor

    Divor Solo Diver

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    Watch out for those snapping turtles!
     
  8. diverdoug1

    diverdoug1 Marine Scientist

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    I did it here in Florida, but most of it was on skin diving (some on SCUBA). Gators were a nuisance, but I guess that is not a problem in Arizona. I also hated running into Cottonmouths and big Snapping Turtles. I got bit by snakes 3 times, and bit by a Gator once. One time I figured out that I was making about $6 per hour after expenses (including a significant kick-back to the course). Very dirty / hard work (worse than cleaning boat hulls). STAY IN SCHOOL!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2010
  9. fstbttms

    fstbttms Manta Ray

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    If you listen to the people who post here looking for suckers... I mean, divers, to work their golf ball retrieval gigs for them, the money is phenomenal. Six figures, by one account. :rofl3:
     
  10. Abaco24

    Abaco24 Barracuda

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