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Coming back to diving after hiatus.

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by DiverDori, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. DiverDori

    DiverDori Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicago
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    Hi,
    I want to get back to diving. I'll check my log book, but I think it has been about five years. I plan to take a refresher course. I'm not sure if my equipment is still useable or if I will need new/rental.

    I'm super excited and a little bit nervous. I am 62 years old and a little afraid I might be too old. I finally am at a place in my life where I have both the time and the money to dive. The big hurdle was getting my husband on board. My neighbor told him about a great experience in Bonaire, so he is excited to get back to diving.
     
    Dark Wolf likes this.
  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    11,950
    10,491
    113
    Welcome back. Five years isn't a bunch to be away, so get your gear checked out, but don't necessarily fall for "it is too old". Even discontinued equipment can have service parts available, and even aftermarket parts can be sourced for some things...

    Feel free to tell us what you have for equipment so we too can weigh in on the suitability...

    Again, welcome back! Be safe, have fun!
     
  3. rvojr

    rvojr ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Williamstown, NJ
    87
    58
    18
    Welcome back!
     
  4. ibj40

    ibj40 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas
    2,160
    1,266
    113
    To those of us that are almost a decade ahead of you, 62 is young.

    Get your old man (I assume you are contemporaries) of the couch and on the boat!
     
    Melisande Leduc likes this.
  5. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    11,872
    2,479
    113
    Welcome back. I'm 65 and still going, though it's not like being 51 when I started....
     
  6. Tripp09

    Tripp09 Aquanaut Naturalist ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Antonio & Marco Island
    62
    26
    18
    Howdy from Texas and Welcome to ScubaBoard!!
     
  7. DiverDori

    DiverDori Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Chicago
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    Thanks. You guys make me feel like this is doable and I am not crazy. I'll dig out my equipment and see what I have.
     
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  8. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    55,197
    22,302
    113
    As a 62 year old instructor, I think you probably have many years of diving ahead of you. Have fun and post often.
     
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