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US divers - maybe more local diving due to the CV?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Marie13, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. boat sju

    boat sju Contributor

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    I'd say lockdowns became necessary to get the point across. Let's face it, 80% of people are stupid or selfish. Look for pictures of spring break, national parks, or people crowding the rails to see the Comfort dock. Seriously, there's some irony with that last one.
     
  2. Cap335

    Cap335 Dive Shop

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    When the country opens back up I intend on trips to southern California to dive with my older brothers son, southern Florida to dive with my Brother in laws sons, Florida Panhandle to dive with friends and of course around Texas diving with friends and family.
     
  3. boat sju

    boat sju Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Haslett, Michigan
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    I was hoping to get back to doing some Great Lakes diving this summer now that I've retired. But my drysuit seems to have shrunk.
     
  4. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

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    :wink:yeah they seem too over time ..I think it has to do with humidity
     
  5. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There’s not somewhere a list of nice dive shops which are organising dives in smaller groups ?
     
  6. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Most of my diving is local diving in Massachusetts so that won’t change. I do plan on adding a few more trips around the country though. I was supposed to dive in the 1,000 Islands later this month but that trip is postponed for now. Probably a trip to NC or FL will be in order as well.
     
  7. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Contributor

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    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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    Oh come on Barb, there’s great diving both North and South of you. Drive up to Sonoma County, it’s great?
     
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  8. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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    GREAT SUBJECT!
    Yeah, I’d love to see more divers start diving local and get involved in the local scene. We need the participation.
     
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  9. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, California
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    I don’t care for the diving in California. I’ve dived the Channel Islands, Catalina Island, Monterey and Point Lobos, Coronados Islands, San Diego, Sonoma Coast....“Great” is in the eye of the beholder. I don’t find it great. Given this, I pretty much only dive when I go away. My idea of “great” is Raja Ampat or something in the coral triangle and even in the Red Sea; there’s nothing in the Caribbean and definitely not local. Besides, @Marie13 ’s question was quite clear. She asked vacation divers what our take is.....“If international travel is still very limited, but you can travel within the US, do any of you vacation divers think you might take up more local/US diving? AKA - if you've gone to Coz, would you do Florida if you can't get out of the country? Or would you take a dip in your local quarry or lake?

    I guess it comes down to: do you want to dive at all costs or if you can't get to warm water, you just won't dive?”

    That’s my honest answer. I can’t be bothered given the effort to get there, the logistics, and the cleanup given the “reward”, or lack thereof for me. It’s subjective. Others love it and it’s fine.
     
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  10. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    4,418
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    Ok then,
    I guess I got told.
     
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