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Another reminder of why i solo

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by jbomb001, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

    Being as this is the solo forum, perhaps you should have your group hug elsewhere. If you are feeling in need of group think validation and consensus, this being the solo forum, I fear you are in the wrong place.

  2. undrwater

    undrwater Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cerritos, CA
    It does sound a bit like an oxymoron, doesn't it?
    Thanks for the therapy. Check's in the mail.
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  3. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: South Lebanon, Ohio
    Hey Grateful Diver,

    Yeah, I prefer to relax and enjoy that .5 sac rate and effortless buoyancy and trim control while in the water. It is very satisfying knowing I am sipping gas and enjoying the view without much effort.

    One good dive makes the running, biking, walking, and upper body program well worth it.

    While on the EKG machine for my Tec 40 physical, that flat line with the occasional little blip was my heart just loping along. No pain no strain. And that's what my heart is doing while I am diving...just loping along.

    Hey Nemrod:

    Solo diving is our salvation; I will gladly watch you solo dive at mach 1 while I am "dead-in-the-water" (nautical term for not moving)! To each his own!

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  4. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Beaverton, Oregon
    It's harder for me to be "dead in the water, as the water in my river is moving. :wink:

  5. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: On the Fun Side of Trump's Wall
    Where in the river do you dive, John? Seems like it'd be kinda nasty around the metro area. Upstream ... maybe around Hood River ... might be kinda nice ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
  6. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Beaverton, Oregon

    Actually, both the Willamette River and the Columbia River are not too interesting to me, although for decades now I've thought of diving on the flooded Celilo Falls area behind The Dalles Dam on the Columbia River. The Willamette River, at a part of Portland, is a SuperFund Cleanup Site, and so diving there would not be good. However, we have a number of rivers, and the Clackamas River comes into the Willamette River at about Oregon City, just below Willamette Falls. I have dived there in the Clackamas River, but usually go a bit upstream to Gladstone to dive High Rocks on the Clackamas River. That's my playground. Right now the river is high, and has a bunch of currents, but I have dived it in this condition in years past. I may actually dive it later this week. Here is a video I just produced featuring High Rocks on the Clackamas River, and the aquatic life found there.


    Last edited: Apr 12, 2016
  7. caseybird

    caseybird Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York City
    Go ahead PADI, teach that entry.
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