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Who's the oldest diver on the board?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Florabama, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Florabama

    Florabama Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Pensacola
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    I just turned the big 5-0 in February, and I am starting to feel my age especially in terms of my flexibility. This is giving me pause in that I fear I may not be able to dive into my 60s.

    Any sexagenarians on the board (no that's not a dirty old man although you could be a sexagenarian and be a dirty old man too:D )?
     
  2. H2Andy

    H2Andy Blue Whale

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NE Florida
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    me... i'm 213 .... dives old

    :wink:
     
  3. Barracuda2

    Barracuda2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Northwest Ohio
    1,482
    128
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    Take heart, Florabama. I'm 63 and still diving strong. My local YMCA, my bike, and my wife keep me fine tuned. You've got to exercise!!!! and as long as everything else stays together, exercise will keep you flexible and give your cardio and breathing endurance. I always have dive trips in the future; that's my carrot that keeps pushing me.
     
  4. Vie

    Vie Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives:
    Location: Krung Thep, Siam, mostly.
    2,557
    3
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    Uncle Pug? :D
     
  5. thmoose51

    thmoose51 NAUI Instructor

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  6. carlislere

    carlislere NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Austin, Texas
    1,002
    38
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    A friend of mine is 70 and still diving and teaching diving. Another is 64 or 65 and still diving and teaching tech diving.
    Exercise, Florabama, to help those aging tendons!
     
  7. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Post Falls, Idaho
    4,367
    42
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    59 and still an actrive PSD.

    Something just dawned on me. In less than three years I will be the same age as the year I started diving, 62. :D

    Gary D.
     
  8. laserdoc

    laserdoc Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sugar Hill,Ga
    438
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  9. laserdoc

    laserdoc Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sugar Hill,Ga
    438
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    I just turned 50 on monday.Ahhhhhh I don't exercise very much except walking through airports. Just got my AOW 2 weeks ago after diving for 21 years. I feel fine and have no flexabilty problems. Actually had a valve replaced in my heart 3/18/04 and was diving in Aruba 4 months later. I better be able to dive for 10 or more years. I keep buying new stuff!!!
     
  10. Diver Dennis

    Diver Dennis Solo Diver

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    I just returned from Puerto Galera in the Philippines. There was a 76 year old diver there who was just getting over a hip replacement. He was limping a bit but was diving 3 times a day. Now I'm just about 47 and I just hope I can be as good as this guy is when I'm 60...
     

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