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Drift diving ruin a marriage?

Discussion in 'Humor, Games, Clips, Yarns and Tales' started by txgoose, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. txgoose

    txgoose Manta Ray

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    I’m already jealous of my wife’s SAC. And she uses it against me by frequently telling me her tank pressure and asking for mine, near the end of a dive. I have to ignore her. There is a ten to fifteen minute window in there where she is just really hard to live with.

    I am hoping to introduce her to the Keys this coming summer and I think that it would be fun to get her on a fairly simple drift dive or two if I can manage it. But dang heck, if that chick doesn’t even need to kick/fin anymore there is a distinct possibility that she might surface with more air than she went under with.

    Do I avoid drift diving or do I avoid my wife while drift diving?

    TIA
     
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  2. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Not much drift diving in the Keys, although it does happen infrequently. You suck it up, be glad you have a buddy who can provide you with air in the event that you have a gear failure, and move along like the rest of us with smartass wives from Texas.
     
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  3. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hopefully it all balances out....heck, that’s what a relationship is all about....let her enjoy her lung capacity....I’m sure you have a better trait over her too :wink:

    If it becomes too much, cut her when you see sharks around...
     
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  4. melanie.

    melanie. Barracuda

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    I dive mainly with my dad now and he had a pretty good solution.
    He bought a set of double 80s... then took my double 100s and gave me the 80s lol.

    Just buy a bigger tank for yourself so you don't divorce her lol. Or buy a long hose and start the dive on her air (that may have been standard dive planning for my buddies for a while)
     
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  5. AdivingBel

    AdivingBel Solo Diver

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    just hold her hand and suck off her air midway through your dive to balance your tanks. you both get longer dives and it's romantic. win - win... :flowers::)
     
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  6. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

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    Ask your wife to please stop bothering you because you are starting to get mad. If she refuses you have bigger problems than air consumption.
     
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  7. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Yeah. Then ask her if she is over reacting....

    I used to have an Idaho wife too.....
     
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  8. Coztick

    Coztick Barracuda

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    Your wife dives?
    NICE!!!
    You're very lucky.
    You shouldn't be irritated by the fact that your wife's a better diver than you.
    Could be worse, she's gotta dive with a gas hoover!
    Seriously, a long hose for her and/or a bigger cylinder for you and watch you NDL's with all that extra bottom time...
     
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  9. Blasto

    Blasto Solo Diver

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    Sounds like your marriage is ruining your drift diving.
     
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  10. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    She wouldn’t be competitive if she wasn’t insecure about her diving ability. Or maybe she just wants to keep you alive by making sure you are surfacing with a safety margin of air?
     
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