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Indoor Scuba Waterpark

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania / New York / New Jersey' started by Paradocs1111, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Namastaras

    Namastaras Angel Fish

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    Seems like the perfect fit for the show Shark Tank! Bahahaha.
    In all reality, I think if you positioned it right in the market it may do better than most people think. The idea of marine and ocean conservation brings a lot of business revenue. Elephant sanctuaries, Big Cat Rescue locations and the like bring in a lot of revenue with a perception of being not for profit and maintain high operating costs. Feel it out on a crowdfunding platform?! I'm not sure western PA would be an ideal location and do agree it would have more of a chance as an adjunct attraction!
    I would love love love to see this a reality, maybe Elon Musk hasn't found his passion for diving yet, someone give him a call.
     
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  2. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It is only a single tank dive, 45 minutes. You have a “buddy” assigned, but you are really free to go where you want, as you have no secondary regulator, with your back up air being the surface at a maximum of 25 feet away, as well as a pony tank from a safety diver (4 in the water, one on deck).

    You get to swim really close to non shy sharks, rays, guitarfish, turtles, and smaller tropical fish in great visibility, and it’s very visually interesting. No matter how objectively “good” or “bad” you are, to the viewing audience, you are a rock star, especially to the kids. Wasn’t there another thread talking about getting young people interested in diving? My daughter wanted to dive EPCOT at age 10, finally certified at age 14 and dove it. She wouldn’t go back again because it would be boring, having been in the real ocean, but was super excited when she did.
     
  3. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    I’m an annual pass holder and go to Disney almost once a month. I’ve been going most of my life living so close. I’ve watched all the changes the original “living seas” has had to the current Nemo ride. So for me it’s just more of a nostalgic thing to finally dive in Epcot. I’m sure I’ll only do it once.
     
  4. rabe

    rabe Manta Ray

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    Location: Brisbane
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    It depends also on what you're looking for when you're diving...
    For me, being underwater, completely isolated from everyday life, noise, people, it's really therapeutic.
    Therefore, if I could have a facility that is able to provide my dose of therapy even when the ocean is angry, it would be a big thing...
     
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  5. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, ME
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    Then let's find out. Someone build this. :)
     
  6. Paradocs1111

    Paradocs1111 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Western Pennsylvania
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    Working on it!
     
  7. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: NYC
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    Shouldn't we just wait a little while? What with global warming and all it shouldn't be long before I can dive in my living room.
     
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  8. rabe

    rabe Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Brisbane
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    unfortunately true
     
  9. greeniguana

    greeniguana ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'd pay to spearfish in a man made pond. We're not allowed to spearfish in freshwater in FL
     

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