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How deep have you gone and why ?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by scubapro50, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. HeyJT

    HeyJT Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Somewhere between LA and OC with a gear in my trun
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    Last night: shore, night dive: 135' and not much to see but lots of sand and a playful seal. We did it for the "badge of honor" (or stupidity). Either one, we can at least both say, "I've been there and done that."
     
  2. muddiver

    muddiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Coast USA
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    135' off Molikini Island, Maui, HI. Because the DM had wandered down that deep and so did I before I checked my depth.

    130' off Catalina Island. Working dive looking for a sunk bouy for the Wriggley Marine Instute. Ran out of air and had to ascend to 50' on pony bottle and finished a 5 min deco at 15' on a hang off bottle.

    Oh, yea, the HMS Yukon is at 120' off San Diego harbor. Very cold dive. Been there twice. Want to go again.
     
  3. muddiver

    muddiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Coast USA
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    Give the Limey a brake, they only have air over there with 17% o2 in it. That's why they are soo daft. :rofl3:
     
  4. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
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    Often when someone asks me how deep I've gone on a dive, I will simply respond with "to the bottom." They usually don't ask for details.
     
  5. Divmstr223

    Divmstr223 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Barstow, CA
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    132 feet @ La Jolla Shores. Why? because 133ft is too deep!!! :D


    Hey, I'll be at La Jolla Shores this weekend.... perhaps someone wants to bounce one at 140ft with me...hmmmmm
     
  6. RyanC

    RyanC Master Instructor

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    We went to 42 m at a place called shires quarry near durban on deep speciality course. Its got to be the worst dive site ever! 0 viz at 10m, freezing cold in 3mm wetsuits, water stinks and 2 of the 3 of us lost all torches so did the dive on 1 back up light, with all the silt couldnt see guages anyway!
    Only good point, gave me huge confidence, but I dive to see things!
     
  7. naga

    naga Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Brasil
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    Christ...doesn't anybody use metric over there???????
     
  8. ShoalDiverSA

    ShoalDiverSA Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
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    My dad re-dubbed it $h!te quarry :11:

    Cheers,

    Andrew
     
  9. MikeFerrara

    MikeFerrara Instructor, Scuba

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    ok, I'm asking for details.
     
  10. MikeFerrara

    MikeFerrara Instructor, Scuba

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    I'm still amazed that these threads get so much attention.

    I've been pretty deep. I spent a lot of time, money and effort on equipment and training and doing lots of dives so that I could see some of the things I wanted to see with some degree of comfort and control.

    I really think the process and some of the things I saw were a whole lot more interesting than the actual depth. If you know where I've dived, you have a pretty good idea of what kind of deppths I've dived. I don't go out of my way to make a point of it because I don't want to make the folks that dive Dipolder twice a week laugh too hard.

    IMO, the more interesting questions would be concerning the dives you've done well and the how's and why's. If you throw a rock in the water it goes all the way to the bottom. So? There are quit a few who have posted in this thread who have the potential to grow up to be a fairly decent rock someday.
     

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