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Best describe your diving.

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Eric Sedletzky, Mar 25, 2020.

What kind of diving do you do?

  1. Warm water

    66.8%
  2. Cold water

    44.6%
  3. Recreational 130’ max respecting NDL

    62.0%
  4. Technical wreck and cave unlimited

    16.3%
  5. Technical deep ocean unlimited

    9.8%
  6. Photography

    33.2%
  7. Hunting

    10.3%
  8. Just looking

    39.7%
  9. Vacation

    47.3%
  10. Local

    48.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    3,904
    3,818
    113
    It’s probably been done before here many times, but I’m just curious as to the makeup of SB users, what type of diver are you?
    Please answer the poll truthfully, and please answer which category most describes your diving. For instance, if you mostly dive recreationally and occasionally do a technical dive then answer recreational diving and not both. Same for all categories, please answer one box that best describes the majority of your diving.
    You can elaborate further in an additional post if you wish.
    Let’s see where this goes.
     
  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    6,480
    4,949
    113
    Cold water. Great Lakes wrecks or one of the regional quarries. Just starting my tech class.

    No warm water dives yet, unless you count the shallow side of the quarry at 70F
     
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  3. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Honolulu
    99
    88
    18
    Well, Hawaii definitely is warmer water than Puget Sound where I learned to dive. And it is local when I walk to the boat. :clearmask:
     
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  4. RIHappyDiver

    RIHappyDiver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Rhode Island
    362
    205
    43
    Checked off the top 3 and the bottom 3. Try to dive as much as possible locally (Rhode Island, some Massachusetts) in the warmer months, so colder water. Then, come winter, I try to get a Caribbean trip in. All rec diving, no drysuit.

    Erik
     
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  5. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
    8,986
    8,341
    113
    I clicked on all except hunting and just looking, then read your post. I changed it to cold water, as that's about 98% of my diving. I take a camera on every dive. I also enjoy deep dives, wreck dives, and maybe I will enjoy a warm water dive someday. I've made several dozen warm water dives, but none that I can say I really enjoyed.
     
  6. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    3,904
    3,818
    113
    You picked the top three and bottom three?
    Which one is it, mostly warm or mostly cold?, please pick one.
    Is it mostly vacation or mostly local?
    Please pick one only.
    I’m trying to get a harder line than ‘a little of each’.
    Thnx :wink:
     
  7. Brett Hatch

    Brett Hatch Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Oakland, CA
    57
    44
    18
    Cold, rec, just looking, local. Although I did recently get a warm water vacation in, and plan to do them regularly once the apocalypse has settled down. And I would like to get into tech diving some day. Photography and hunting are cool and all, but just aren't for me.
     
  8. GreggS

    GreggS Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Thomasville, NC
    554
    264
    63
    The majority of my diving is local recreational quarry diving. However, we (my wife and I) do at least one trip to the NC coast each year to do some wreck dives. We also have traveled to dive and hope to do more of that in the near future (we're booked for the Roatan invasion...hope we all get to go.). As we are AOW divers, we stay within the depth and NDL limits.
     
  9. MichaelMc

    MichaelMc Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    1,618
    919
    113
    My diving is virtual, imagined, and expressed through online retail therapy.
    Including buying cool tools, for a more streamlined toolkit, to fix imagined gear issues, on imagined dives.

    Also physical, as in more home physical training, so I image the (imagined) gear will sit more lightly on my body as I walk to the water, and even exit refreshed, not overburdened, from it.

    Oh, you meant until recently..., that was:
    - Cold, depends on how 55 degrees counts.
    - Often max 50', much less 130'.
    - Local. Looking at the pretty fish. Trying to do it in good style/technique.

    (Hopefully the OT humor will not derail the thread. No quick OT comments unless you also answer Eric's question. :))
     
  10. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New York, New York
    947
    1,071
    93
    Eric, you forgot to include cathartic and obsessive.

    Just mentioning for a friend.
     

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