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Ways to cope when diving is not an option

Discussion in 'Introductions and Greets' started by Sam Khaled, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Sam Khaled

    Sam Khaled Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: United Kingdom
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    Hello there virtual dive buddies,

    I’m a Rescue diver who just found happiness in the deep blue, diving has changed my life to the better, i’ve quit many bad habits including smoking to pursue my passion, i got my certifications from my home country (Kuwait) and i was trained well, i’ve recently moved to the UK to start University and i haven’t dove in awhile, i need to get my Uni stuff together before diving here.

    So, enlighten me and those who feel the same with your best ways to cope being out of water for long, also if anyone is from the UK and has good recommendations (dive spots etc) please let me know, i’m in East Sussex, Brighton.
     
  2. Andrew Dawson

    Andrew Dawson Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kenmore, WA
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    Personally, I enjoy reading about the theory of diving...researching the gear [especially different dive computer algorithms], history of diving, read over my training manuals and visualize the drills [s-drills, gas exchange, diver tows, etc]. I also do gear maintenance [treat rubber parts with 100% silicone, clean BCD, etc].

    BTW, welcome!!
     
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  3. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: same ocean as you
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    you would be better off treating your rubber parts with vaseline

    and stay out of the pubs Sam
     
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  4. jgttrey

    jgttrey ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Find dive shops you like, find a club, go to meetings & meet some other divers. There are some classes you can take that don't require dives - nitrox, science of diving type stuff - but see if you can find a "diving home" in your new location.

    It's all a poor second best, but if you find some folks that you can get to know (and like), you'll pick up a ton of knowledge just hanging around people "talking scuba." You'll also probably find out about a lot diving opportunities you'd otherwise miss.
     
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  5. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
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    Take a bath.
     
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  6. Andrew Dawson

    Andrew Dawson Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kenmore, WA
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    Funny! I actually bathe my 4 and 6yr old every night...and sometimes let them use an AL19 with two 2nd stages on it to practice "Scuba diving" :)
     
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  7. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    Winter is rough here (water not much above freezing and I dive wet only). If we don't head South for a month or 3, I dive one dive a day once every 2 weeks. I make it work. If you can't, there is always ScubaBoard, and my recommendation of reviewing all your dive course materials, mimicking skills while dry.
     
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  8. JMBL

    JMBL Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: France
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    Read about diving and diving history, you'll find tons of books about it. Watch videos : the old classics by Cousteau and Hans Hass, nowadays documentaries... That's how I've been coping while away from the water, since getting certified in 1990.
     
  9. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
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    Join a local diving club and do some pool dives?
     
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  10. Tripp09

    Tripp09 Aquanaut Naturalist ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Antonio & Marco Island
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    Welcome to ScubaBoard, Sam! I visit my dive shop, and think and dream about future dives!
     
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