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How many cave divers are here?

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by Capt Jim Wyatt, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Cave Diver

    Cave Diver Divemaster

    17,866
    2,523
    Congratulations to Tas, our newest Full Cave member! :balloons:
     
  2. BabyDuck

    BabyDuck Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winterville, NC
    5,614
    430
    that's wonderful, ter! y'all gonna be around next week?
     
  3. tasdiver

    tasdiver Muffin Meg Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
    305
    1
    Thanks all !!!

    Tim and I have the Spree trip next weekend then I'm taking mix so our next planned trip to the caves is the weekend of May 8 & 9.

    Hope to see you soon !!!
     
  4. wb416

    wb416 Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives:
    Location: Southeast Cincinnati
    3,143
    2
    Nice avatar! It even looks like you! :D
     
  5. boulderjohn

    boulderjohn Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boulder, CO
    27,535
    20,948
    OK, I will jump in. I was a general OW vacation resort warm water diver for a number of years before becoming a recreational instructor. I thought I was too old to get into anything more serious before deciding, what the heck, even if I don't get in much cave diving before I hang it up due to age-related decrepitude, that is more than I would have done if I didn't do it at all. So I got my NSS-CDS Apprentice rating in early February, and, Jim, I'll see you in a couple of weeks.
     
  6. SandyRobinson

    SandyRobinson Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Moultrie, Georgia
    910
    306
    OW in 1980.

    How long certified as an O/W diver before you completed cave training, by what agency?
    NSSCDS Cavern in 1984
    No diving in the 90s - picked it back up in 2000
    NACD Cavern/Intro in 12/2005
    NACD Cave in 12/2007

    How many cave dives logged - 90 to 100 cave dives (45 after Cave) 450 total dives

    How many different caves have you been in - 8 systems

    What configuration you primarily dive caves in - Just switched from BM to SM

    Are you stage cave certified, DPV cave certified, sidemount certified?
    Stage cert - I dive a stage occasionally but have no plans to obtain this cert.
    DPV - in the future but no hurry - will not dive DPV until I get the cert.
    SM cert - no but I will later this year.
    Other - interested to the survey course
     
  7. denisegg

    denisegg Indescribable! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Alabama
    10,066
    524
    How can one place a value on cave diving? So I have 230 dives in all. 70 in cavern/cave/overhead environment. I am just learning to dive in a drysuit (26 total) and sidemount (8 total). The adventure continues. I will never stop learning...never stop progressing. Who can place a value on that?
     
  8. Oside Jimc

    Oside Jimc Solo Diver

    432
    0
    PADI Scuba Diver 1972
    PADI OW 2007
    PADI AOW 2008
    NSS-CDS Basic Cave 3/14/2010
    Plan in place for Apprentice/Full Spring 2011
     
  9. FIXXERVI6

    FIXXERVI6 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Watauga, TX
    1,747
    4
    "What year certified as a cave diver"
    04 I think

    "how long certified as an O/W diver before you completed cave training"
    dunno, few years, bad memory would have to go find my OW card and look at the date

    "by what agency"
    CDS

    "how many cave dives logged"
    logged or have done? logged, I dunno gotta find my log book, how many I've done, not sure don't keep a good log book, over 100

    "how many different caves have you been in"
    see log book statement, not sure, mostly FL caves

    "what configuration you primarily dive caves in"
    Was back mount for a long time then went all sidemount with a smattering of no mount, most dives usually involve stages, couple cave DPV dives, couple of swimming DPV out of the cave dives (not a drill)
     
  10. FIXXERVI6

    FIXXERVI6 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Watauga, TX
    1,747
    4
    Easy add up your total scuba expenses up to this point including travel expenses...

    I don't recommend it actually :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2010

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