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" B.O.B's" any info?

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by neilsar, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. neilsar

    neilsar Guest

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    Last week the TODAY show ran a segment on "BOB's" in the BVI. My wife and I are vacationing there with another couple, non-scuba certifed. Thought this might be a good introduction. Any info out there re: BOB's in the BVI? :54:
     
  2. MgicTwnger

    MgicTwnger Manta Ray

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    The BOB was discussed here a while ago, you might try doing a search. At the time I found this site: http://www.geocities.com/mfaubert/bob.htm

    Although it dosn't say one way or the other, I would think that you have to be certified to use this thing.

    BTW, check out the expression on the face of the guy in the third picture down.
     
  3. cyklon_300

    cyklon_300 Loggerhead Turtle

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    NO cert required.

    I'd just go snorkeling instead of blowing cash on these things....
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    Can you say "embolism"?
     
  5. MgicTwnger

    MgicTwnger Manta Ray

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    That would explain the guy in the third picture.
     
  6. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    "That would explain the guy in the third picture."

    LOL!
     
  7. ckharlan66

    ckharlan66 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    To answer the original question I don't see how the risks would be any less with these than with traditional diving so I would recommend that you get a certification before using them so that you understand all the risks involved such as emoblism and DCS.

    Chad
     
  8. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    That would be an em-bob-lism to be exact.
     
  9. FLL Diver

    FLL Diver Solo Diver

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    Ha! I forgot I still had that page up on my yahoo account. :D I posted it so I could link the pictures back to a thread here about two years ago. Do a search - there's a couple of threads about them.

    I talked to the operators while I was waiting for my dive boat in Charlotte Amalie harbor in St. Thomas. You don't have to be certified to ride them. They're in about 15-20 feet of water, and run a set course guided by an overhead wire. There's also safety divers in the water.

    Marc
     
  10. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Wait a minute??? Wires? I was ready to buy one of these puppies, and I have to rig up wires??? :D
     

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