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Bucket list dive spots?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by MoistNeoprene, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    Location: Italy
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    I don’t agree...why increasing depth should be a stupid goal? Moreover many wrecks are far from the surface, you can’t reach them only with the PADI OW...
     
  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    She wants to do a bounce dive to 133m.
     
  3. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    Ok, but even so there are reasons to do that as well. The main experience of the dive in that case would not be to spend some time at 133m but the rest of the dive... In general, as long as you dive deeper than 40 meters there is little light and less things to see, unless you dive to see a wreck or the sharks in the deep and so on. The experience is going down to 133m and then up, not necessarily staying at 133m I guess...
     
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  4. njdiverjoe

    njdiverjoe Nassau Grouper

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    Location: NJ
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    Unless there is something down there to see -- why take on the risk of such a big dive? If someone wanted darkness, a desolate environment, etc.. there are plenty of places you can achieve that without going to 400.

    Something that seemed to have gotten brushed aside is the timeline stated (In 2020) -- going from recreational to trimix, and then traveling beyond that to 400, all within about 1 year, is not a recipe for success.
     
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  5. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
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    A bit rushed indeed...
     
  6. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

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    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
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    If you do it in Norway there's a fair chance you'll be snorkeling rather than diving with them.
     
  7. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
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    100% snorkel...i'm pretty sure.... so i guess 99% :)
     
  8. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
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    ccr is allowed for the norway orcas iirc
     
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  9. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

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    Seems to me that's Becca's bucket. No one has to like it.
    You may see a bucket you like and a get similar bucket for you, but if there's one you don't like you shouldn't kick it.

    My bucket doesn't have any locations either. I like where I dive just fine, what I put in my bucket is more on the lines of frequency.
    Want to go back to average one dive a day.
    Have a few days with 2 dives to make up for weather days.
     
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  10. BikerBecca

    BikerBecca ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco
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    Thank You!!!

    I could not comprehend the criticism of something I want to do before I die. So I bit my tongue. Which is extremely difficult for a native NYer to do. LOL!
     
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