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Who is still diving?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by WetSEAL, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    As others have mentioned , having a boat or close access to shore is the key for this pandemic.
    My social distancing started long before the virus changed the world.
    We went to Bonaire in 2019 and had already decide to skip dive trips for a while. We like traveling, but at home is more relaxed.
    During dive trips each day is defined by the underway times of the boat. Wake up at X am so we can be ready for the morning boat, then you have X minutes for the afternoon boat and so on.
    Our weekends at home there is no looking at clocks . Wake up when you do, eat breakfast in the backyard, play with our parrot, and check the webcams of the inlet. if is a go we get the boat basket that is pretty much always ready, put some drinks and food in a small cooler and get underway. It goes like that for the rest of the day ... Once in the ocean 90% of the times we go diving right away, but after the dives we may hang around just chilling on board having a cocktail and food, go right away back to the house, or just go cruising the intracoastal.

    The level of freedom and chill factor is just huge diving from home, I think once the virus is under control our future trips won't involve much diving if any, will be museums or mountains or whatever tourist do on trips.
     
  2. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Santa Catalina Island, CA
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    Our local dive park (Casino Pt. on Catalina Island) was closed due to COVID-19 for over two months but re-opened in May
     
  3. Gene

    Gene Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Florida
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    Diving in our Florida springs and caves have definitely helped my sanity since March...
     
  4. Cdncoldwater

    Cdncoldwater Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Atlantic Canada
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    Started shore diving in New Brunswick again in May; 28 dives and a course so far. Plan to dive again this weekend and try to get out a few times a month.
     
  5. mhattenhauer

    mhattenhauer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Arkansas
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    Nothing has changed for me. I've been diving every month so far this year. I don't have the cash for dive trips, so countries shutting down has had no effect on me. I'm still in Arkansas blowing bubbles.
     
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  6. Chavodel8en

    Chavodel8en Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oakland, CA
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    Diving in Monterey/Carmel was canceled for me for several months, as Monterey Co. was not welcoming non-locals, and the dive shops were closed. (Locals w/ access to compressors were still diving)

    Recently, Monterey County has opened for visitors again, and the dive shops are open again. I can shore dive while maintaining social distancing (until we get underwater, where the viz requires we get closer).

    I actually plan to be doing more diving now than pre-COVID, assuming the pool remains open, because alot of other activities I used to do - playing hoop, etc, I cannot do anymore. Diving is the one of the few things I can still do. Plus, Im being furloughed 2 days per month, so I've got more time. I used to go ~ monthly, started diving again in July, have gone 3 different days to dive since then.
     
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  7. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving

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    Have had three trips planned now cancelled since March. Hard to get my dive buddy excited about drysuit certification to dive quarries.
     
  8. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
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    Where in NB?
     
  9. ljpm

    ljpm Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
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    43

    Would like to know where that wreck is, especially if it is on my side of the river.
     
  10. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Springs, FL
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    Hell yeah! As often as I can. There’s no Rona in my caves!
     
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