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What do you typically do during scuba diving?

Discussion in 'Xtar' started by XTAR, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. XTAR

    XTAR Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: China
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    Scuba diving could be the ultimate escape from noise, troubles in life, give you chance to enjoy being “weightless flying” and explore fascinating underwater world. Do you still remember when you start the first scuba diving? Feel free to share your scuba diving stories and maybe start some fun discussion. :)
    • Reasons why you enjoy scuba diving: for fun, for work, for ...
    • Your favorite scuba diving locations...
    • Scuba diving activities: such as, photography creatures, spearfish/hunt, make cave diving...
     
  2. BLACKCRUSADER

    BLACKCRUSADER Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Taiwan
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    I like to take a nap during the dive. ( erh not really )

    I close my eyes sometimes and try to see if I can feel any difference in the pressure in my ears which would mean an ascent or descent. I get to a perfectly buoyant position and test myself. Mainly I dive to clear my mind of thoughts and if a good opportunity pops up take a photo or a video. Otherwise just relax and enjoy myself.
     
  3. JMBL

    JMBL Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: France
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    My answers :

    1°) Why did I start diving ?
    Grew up in the 70s in front of a tv set, with JY Cousteau documentaries being aired on a regular basis and I thought those guys were the coolest. Had to wait until I was 18 to start, broke my piggy bank and scrounged every penny I could find to finance my OWD. Now I'm almost 50 and diving is still my very expensive and exclusive mistress ! :D

    2°) What I do underwater ?
    - watching the underwater denizens, from the humblest shrimp to the proudest high sea fish, I love them all
    - sight seeing, I remember some places, almost barren, more mineral than anything but majestic like a cathedral
    - like the atmosphere and the feeling of being somewhere else, almost on another planet... Especially after a deep dive : topside is close but faraway in time still... I do like long deco (when my butt is not freezing of course :p)
    - allows me to leave of troubles behind, compulsory to enjoy the dive, kind of cleaning my brain, very therapeutic, soothing...
     
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  4. beldridg

    beldridg Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southern California, USA
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    Deco. Lots of deco. :)
     
  5. arew+4

    arew+4 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pa
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    Crystal clear warm water please!
    Shooting pictures, and lionfish (In the Caribbean)
     
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  6. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NYC
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    From my previous thread, "Why we Dive"

     
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  7. Bert van den Berg

    Bert van den Berg Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Zealand
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    I do two very different types of diving. One is smelling the roses and looking to see anything new and/or unusual. Even after a few thousand dives this still happens occasionally. The other type of diving is hunting/gathering. Mostly crayfish (lobster). It can be very challenging.
     
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  8. Anthony A.

    Anthony A. Manta Ray

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    I look at my new peregrine and count the minutes left so i can see the beautiful display change to safety stop colours.

    And then i go home to sleep since i woke up early to go diving :yeahbaby:
     
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  9. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
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    In search of a mermaid.
     
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  10. Tracy

    Tracy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Livonia, MI
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    I try to stack as many rocks as I can on top of my buddy's doubles without them noticing. Once I have a nice baselayer, I start going for height.
     

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