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65+ Grumpy Old Divers (or NOT Grumpy)

Discussion in 'Grumpy Old Divers' started by JamesBon92007, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
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    Not true! I bought a new regulator in 1983! :wink: Aside from that, it's a very accurate description of my dive gear :)
     
  2. timetraveler

    timetraveler Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne Beach, FL
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    SOFDiver said:

    Weight integrated BC, won’t think of it despite fact ya can’t keep a weight belt on due to a waist long gone. Makes me Grumpy.
    P.S. all in jest, but if the shoe fits.........


    What BC?
     
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  3. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
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    At 72, 65 seems like a kid to me. Headed to Key Largo to do some diving off Tavernier in late October. Not thinking of quiting any time soon.
     
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  4. agilis

    agilis Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: N.J.
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    10,399
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    I can barely remember 65. I was still chasing the occasional undergraduate way back then. Ah youth! To be only 65 again!
     
  5. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    12,116
    2,612
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    Turned 65 April (2019). I've found the last couple of years or so I've begun eliminating certain shore sites from my list. Not that I really CAN'T do those entries/exits anymore, but because the effort now is not worth the trouble.
     
  6. Rile

    Rile Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Metro ATL / St Pete, FL
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    Got OW certified at 65. That was three years ago. Now AOWD approaching 100 logged dives. Planning to stay in shape so I can enjoy this sport for many more years to come.
     
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  7. timetraveler

    timetraveler Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne Beach, FL
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    I'm just the opposite. As I've become older (than you), I've all but given up boat dives. I no longer want to put up with rigid schedules and crowded dive sites. My buddy and I go to Bonaire every year to shore dive.
     
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  8. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    3,799
    3,181
    113
    I just turned 73, you 65 year old whippersnappers.
     
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  9. ScubaAl

    ScubaAl Rebreather Pilot

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    70 and just returned from Florida cave country. Dove Little River, Peacock, P3, Cow, Jackson Blue. Scootered LR and JB last dive at Peacock we did the Grand Traverse all dives on rebreathers.
    Can't wait to get back :)
     
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  10. Perryed

    Perryed Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Missouri
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    Just turned 68 and have been diving for over 28 years. Maybe 700 or so dives. Just got my 12 and 17 tear old granddaughters certified and are taking them on trips which has reinvigorated my love of scuba. It was never really lagging but to see it through those younger eyes makes it take on a whole new life. A little slower on the up take , but I`ll rest when I`m dead!
     
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