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How old are you?

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by Stoo, Aug 13, 2011.

What age are you?

  1. Under 20

    6 vote(s)
    2.0%
  2. 20 - 30

    52 vote(s)
    17.0%
  3. 31 - 40

    56 vote(s)
    18.3%
  4. 41 - 50

    67 vote(s)
    21.9%
  5. 51 - 60

    86 vote(s)
    28.1%
  6. 61 - 70

    36 vote(s)
    11.8%
  7. Dusty

    3 vote(s)
    1.0%
  1. nielsent

    nielsent Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
    213
    36
    28
    I only started diving a couple of years ago and i am not quite 30 yet... Probably started into solo around 50ish dives or so... However, I will admit that the person that put the idea into my head about solo diving was a NAUI Tec instructor and a avid solo diver that is in his 60's. He gave me a lot of information on the subject and mentored me on the ins and outs of diving in general. So you could say that i came into solo diving as a young man under the wisdom of an old man... (However, 60 don't seem that old to me).
     
  2. Tigerman

    Tigerman Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Norway
    7,223
    1,881
    113
    I'm only in my thirties and started solo diving around the age of thirty.
    I had put my life on the line in far more dangerous situations than solo diving before I started diving at all though, so managing risks was not something new to me.
     
  3. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
    3,186
    3,045
    113
    B*gger off and make you own poll. :D

    (It would be interesting)
     
  4. MauiScubaSteve

    MauiScubaSteve Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Olowalu, Maui
    4,766
    191
    0
    It's just that I "kinda" ignore that number, as much as possible. :idk:
     
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  5. bletso

    bletso Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Louisville KY
    290
    98
    28
    To some I was already old when I started diving at age 45. Now at 66 I must be ancient. I still prefer to dive with a buddy, though I teach solo and do dive it. Heck with my buddy, we are solo most of the time, usually passing each other a couple times during a dive or at the anchor line at the end. I am no longer afraid of deco as a lot of my dives involve some and we dive the devil mix all the time diving our homemade breathers.

    Safe Diving,

    Dale
     
  6. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,130
    8,779
    113
    I'm 52 and didn't begin diving until I was 30. I still solo a few times a year, but not as much as a few years ago. I have a buit-in buddy at home now. :)
    Before I met Merry, most of my dives were solo for several years.
     
  7. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Long Island NY
    3,373
    1,247
    113
    I started diving solo in 1970.
     
  8. sylpha

    sylpha Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: England
    565
    7
    0
    i haven't reached the age where i'm proud to have achieved being that old and i hope i've many more things to achieve before i get to that age so i'm going to claim a woman's privilege & be coy about my age:)
     
  9. captain

    captain Captain

    9,620
    9,147
    113
    Learned to dive solo as apposed to learning to dive then learning to dive solo.
     
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  10. LeadTurn_SD

    LeadTurn_SD Solo Diver

    2,927
    561
    113
    Began solo diving in 1976, as a teenager.

    So it was not due to lack of friends to dive with, evolutionary, or whatever.....

    The ocean was right there, and I wanted to dive!! Simple as that.

    Best wishes.
     
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