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Can No Longer Dive

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by Tankus, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Tankus

    Tankus Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    I’ve been certified for thirty years and have logged hundreds of dives. I have just undergone a major surgery that will prevent any further diving. I’m very down but it is what it is. Any thoughts on how I can somehow remain active in the dive community when I can no longer dive? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. horsediver1

    horsediver1 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Northern MN
    Maybe hooking up with your dive shop for a part time position. Keeps you in touch with divers and gives you a chance to share your knowledge with newer divers, another would be checking your area for a dive squad that may be in need of a topside tender, experienced people are hard to find ; Good luck in the future
    chillyinCanada likes this.
  3. drk5036

    drk5036 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Sapporo, Japan
    what about working on a boat? Or getting involved with a diving group, arranging planning and helping out newbies? I think you might get some pleasure from seeing other people able to enjoy your previous passion, even if you can no longer partake.
    Tuytles likes this.
  4. GJC

    GJC Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southern California, USA
    Teach CPR and First Aid.

    Volunteer at the Diving Museum on Islamorada.
    Tuytles likes this.
  5. Bierstadt

    Bierstadt Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Erie, PA
    Research wrecks and present your findings to your local dive club. Be your club's shore support guy.
  6. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    This. One of the dive shops in my town has such an employee. I enjoy talking to him when I go to that shop. I don't recall the reason that guy couldn't dive, just that he can't dive anymore.

    @Tankus are you sure you can't dive anymore? I thought I wasn't going to be diving anymore after my second spine surgery. I did have to give up cave diving, but open water diving is totally doable.
  7. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    • @Tankus
    • You provide very little information about your self
    • # of Logged Dives:200 - 499
    • Dive Classification:
      Experienced Diver
    • Years Certified:Ten Or More Years

    • Tell us more ??
  8. Jcp2

    Jcp2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

  9. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
    I am not a medical doctor, so I can't offer any advice other than to ask if you have checked with DAN or a doctor well versed in diving?

    Three years ago I had multiple surgeries and was told I would probably never dive again. Fortunately, in my case, I have resumed this year and am on my way to 50 or more dives this year (vs the 300-350 I used to do).

    I do feel your pain and there have been some good suggestions by previous posters.
  10. Tuytles

    Tuytles DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Texas
    May we ask, what kind is surgery now prevents you from diving?

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