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10,000+ dives

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by northernone, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. tilikum

    tilikum Banned

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    Humans are competitive, even in activities that should not be.
     
  2. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Technically all you wrote was "You first", which isn't the same as "I'll show you mine if you show me yours". I seam to remember trying that line on a little girl when we were in first-grade. It didn't work out then either. :fear:
     
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  3. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

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    Location: Illinois
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    Great video.
    Great technique, form & execution.
    (And no, by no means at all would I actually be qualified to critique, not even close)
    Excellent music choice.
    But here is the conundrum:
    So I think I saw the video, but,
    If it looked like it might have been shot in a quarry, does it count? Does it exist indeed? Did I really see it?
    :)
     
  4. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    Agreed. # of dives or total bottom time?

    As a vacation diver I get a limited # of opportunities to dive each year. So I make them count. Shallow and long. But not stupid long like many of these deco divers I read about with lots of extra dangly bottles. But I generally get way more dive time than my peers. Am I am happy.

    So years ago I stopped worrying about counting my number of dives. It will never be impressive. It will be fun, enjoyable and interesting. Our home made log book now prominently features bottom time as the big number (especially since my divebuddy has 13 more dives than me...)

    This attitude even applies more to deco divers...
     
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  5. tilikum

    tilikum Banned

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    I will die happy if I ever reach 500 dives much less 5,000.
     
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  6. EricTheDood

    EricTheDood DIR Practitioner

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    10,000 is nothing.

    Human lifespan = 100 years + 1 year in the womb (pregnant mom dives, even in labor, rounded up from 9 mos).

    5 dives a day * (101 years * 365 days/year + 25 leap year days) = 184,450 dives.
     
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  7. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Currently: Cozumel, from Canada
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    What about night dives. ...slackers.
     
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  8. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    Stopit with the dive counts. If you want to impress me, come up with a bottom time!
     
  9. EricTheDood

    EricTheDood DIR Practitioner

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    184,450 dives * 5 hours each = 922,250 hours of bottom time.
     
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  10. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Pufft, bottom time is for common air breathers. Decompression time is what counts. I did over 10 days on my second sat dive alone... and once was enough! My brother commonly did +/- 35 day sat dives in the North Sea but only did about 6 days of decompression. See how pointless this can get?

    It's not bottom time, number of dives, or how many regulators
    are in your dive locker. It's what you've learned and actually understand.

    How to you measure the measure of a man... or diver in this case?
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2017

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