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What are things you wish you could tell your past self?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Addison Snyder, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Streydog

    Streydog Contributor

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    No matter what someone tells you if the water is colder than 75 F, forget it.
     
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  2. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
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    Bitcoin........
     
  3. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Jupiter, Florida, United States
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    I would tell me to save some of that money I spent partying and invest $10,000 in Apple when it's stock was at it's lowest in 1997. I did the numbers once and that would have made me a billionaire today!
     
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  4. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
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  5. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As much as I hate to say this, I think that if we had stopped that attack we would have faced a much worse one, probably a nuke or dirty bomb, within a decade. Before 9/11 our intelligence agencies were underfunded and had to follow rules that prevented them form collaborating, which is why we failed to stop 9/11 in the first place. After 9/11 the increase in funding, resources and the changing of rules have prevented much worse attacks. FYI, my sister was supposed to be in a meeting in the WTC that day but a few days before the people that she was meeting with decided to fly down to my sister's offices in Miami for the meeting instead. We didn't know she wasn't in the building for several hours after it collapsed and we couldn't reach her cell phone and feared the worst.
     
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  6. lowwall

    lowwall Contributor

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    Location: Chicago
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    Thought of a couple more from real life events:
    - Use checklists for both trip and daily packing.
    - The trip checklist should include a count of your bags for any number > 1.
    - Flight numbers and departure times may both be written as 4 digit numbers on your itinerary. Don't mix them up.
    - After snorkeling, no matter how nice the break, do not body surf back in while wearing your prescription dive mask.
    - Whatever the agreement, get it in writing.
     
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  7. pepperbelly

    pepperbelly Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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    Ok big guy, that blonde is trouble-dump her. In fact move to Cozumel.
    BTW yeah, a single hose regulator will work. Don’t wait so long to put the double hose away.
     
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  8. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
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    Someday, you'll look back on this and laugh.
     
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  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That's mine too!

    I wasted a bunch of time with the golfing. Should have skipped that part. The skiing and windsurfing were great and I wouldn’t have wanted to give those up instead of diving, even so, wish I'd started diving back then and done them all, except the golf.
     
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  10. KatieMac

    KatieMac Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Small town Ontario, Canada
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    LOL, I'm just getting serious about golf now. I can do both.
     
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