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Diving vs. Posting About Diving

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by FloridaRanger, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. FloridaRanger

    FloridaRanger Barracuda

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    Does anyone else feel a little sheepish about being in here talking about diving when we could be out there actually diving?

    Personally, I've been chained by work -- and I love the conversations -- but I still feel a little like a :dork2: when I am typing instead of blowing bubbles.
     
  2. BCSGratefulDiver

    BCSGratefulDiver Mental toss flycoon ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I post while I'm at work ... after work, I go diving.

    I'm one of those lucky people who lives within a five-minute drive of a nice dive site ... with a dozen more within a half-hour or less. Better still, you can dive year-round here ...

    ... Bob (Grateful Diver)
     
  3. Reallydg

    Reallydg Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    I don't post when I can dive.
     
  4. FloridaRanger

    FloridaRanger Barracuda

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    Location: Florida West Coast
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  5. moneysavr

    moneysavr Solo Diver

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    way to many Virtual divers on SB
    but its way too much fun not to laugh at the post's when you cant be diving!
     
  6. FloridaRanger

    FloridaRanger Barracuda

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    Does your employer know of this? :wink:
     
  7. David_57

    David_57 Solo Diver

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    Location: Montreal, Canada
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    Yes I wondered myself as there are some on here with many thousands of posts
     
  8. FloridaRanger

    FloridaRanger Barracuda

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    Here's my midweek day off with no trips going out. My capt went out yesterday but I had to work. Loo-hoo-hoo-hoo-zer that I am.
     
  9. Guba

    Guba Regular of the Pub

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    Location: North Central Texas
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    Okay, Bob, now you're just being cruel to all of us who have some serious traveling to do to get to an ocean and even require a day trip just to get underwater! I'm positively green with envy.

    To answer the original question... For me, when I'm experiencing those long "dry spells", it's a comfort to be able to come here and at least be able to carry on a conversation about diving.

    I don't think the OP meant to imply this, but are there actually SB'ers who feel that participants in these threads need to "earn" the right to participate and contribute ideas by having "enough" dives, years of experience, or training? I sure hope not, because I doubt if I'd ever be able to "measure up" to those kinds of expectations, yet I certainly enjoy participating in the exchanges here. Granted, I try to make sure anything I post reflects only my opinion or are the results of whatever limited experience I might have. I strive not to project any kind of "machoism" and I certainly hope my posts don't come across that way. This is a great place to learn and even laugh, and I would hate to see any efforts made to curb that kind of free exhange, even from the inexperienced (such as me).
     
  10. SkimFisher

    SkimFisher Manta Ray

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    Yes, there absolutely are.

    The boards I don't care for are the ones that are all talk and no dive. I don't want another Facebook. I want a place I can find dive buddies and actually dive. Not discuss the weather and what my daily agenda is....
     

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