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Diving During Eclipse

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Compressor, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. JimJam2

    JimJam2 Nassau Grouper

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    Location: SF Bay Area
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    I logged it as a night dive.
     
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  2. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    Everyone knows you're not supposed to look directly at a solar eclipse, even a partial one like it was here. I didn't want to mistakenly look at the sun, thus the glasses. I was in Regina, Sask. during the near total eclipse there in 1979. I stayed in the college cafeteria (I was getting my Masters there, that's how long ago it was) to be safe, and saw it get dark on the ground outside. It was a total eclipse elsewhere such as in Winnipeg.
     
  3. dberry

    dberry Hydrophilic ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philadelphia
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    Just for the record, looking directly at the sun during an eclipse is no worse than looking at the sun normally (i.e. it's very bad for you.) All the warnings are because during an eclipse there is a reason for people to stare at the sun; if you happened to glance up during the eclipse while cutting your grass on Monday it would not be worse than it would have been last week.
     
  4. Matt England

    Matt England Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Edmonton, KY
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    Pennyroyal did as well, in Hopkinsville KY.
     

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