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Post Mortem Required--Why Do You Dive?

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Surge 2018: Bonaire!' started by markmud, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi Max,

    SoCal diving including the Channel Islands is incredible and worthy of publishing pictures. The cold water is actually a blessing. Could you imagine how overrun the dive sites would be without the cool/cold water? I have not dived RPV. But I lived there for years.

    markm
     
  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    The Palos Verdes Peninsula is a treasure trove of diving. Some sites have way more invertebrate life than you will ever see at the Channel Islands. If we had the visibility of the islands around P.V. nobody would ever go to the islands again.
     
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  3. Bert van den Berg

    Bert van den Berg Solo Diver

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    50% social,
    25% hunting/gathering
    25% learning new things
    100% relaxing.

    Self employed and working from home. I rarely think about work when diving.
     
  4. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    High Bert,

    Do you relax more when solo, or buddy diving? Or does it matter?

    thanks,
    markm
     
  5. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi Max,

    We were diving St. Croix a few years back. A tech diver from the Puget Sound was asked where his favorite dive spot was. He said SoCal and the Channel Islands. I was a little taken-aback by his answer. But then, I thought about the u/w diversity, dive culture, and dive ops and tend to agree with him.

    markm
     
  6. Dish

    Dish Are you for Scuba? ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Mark, I’ve seen many of Max’s photos and they are pretty phenomenal.
     
  7. Bert van den Berg

    Bert van den Berg Solo Diver

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    Hi Mark,

    Much more relaxed when solo diving. Reason is I've been diving for 49 years and almost always feel responsible for buddy's safety since buddy will not have the same amount of experience.
     
  8. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Blue Whale

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    I dive to justify the time and expense I invested in gear and training in 1989.
    Ok, that was my smart a$$ answer. :) no offense.

    Actually I'm 100% social diver. Love the entire experience, including making new friends and seeing old friends again.
     
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  9. Dish

    Dish Are you for Scuba? ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We’re looking forward to meeting you, Gary. See you in Bonaire!
     
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  10. markmud

    markmud Self Reliant Diver--On All Dives. ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Hi Insta-Gator,

    I actually liked your first response. I guess it takes a smart-ass to enjoy a smart-ass!

    100% social diver...I did not see that one coming. Do you have other avocations where your interest is 100% social?

    thanks,
    markm
     

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