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Wow! cost of gear

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Bigd2722, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    That's really sad. I have really enjoyed meeting up with out of state people and showing them around. I can't remember having any bad experiences doing so. I consider playing dive guide to be PART of "diving for fun"!
  2. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    As we say in cycling:

    "If the bikes on the roof rack aren't worth more than the car... you either have a new car or you need a new bike."

    Once or twice a year I'll end up on a long weekend trip that involves cycling, golf, and diving. Even driving a german SUV I've still got way more money sunk into bikes/clubs/dive gear than the sticker price of the car.
  3. descent

    descent Solo Diver

    One of my neighbors competes in some kind of ballroom dance in NA, SA, and Europe. Fancy clothes. Endless travel. A planet-spanning social network.

    A parent at the local elementary school has two sons in some kind of traveling little league baseball. Multi-state trips. A special-order van. Thousands in uniforms. Frequent flyer IDs for each kid. Complete subordination of all other suburban adult behaviors to the kids' participation.

    These are lifestyles. Some lifestyles are expensive. :crafty:
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  4. Randy g

    Randy g Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Virginia Beach, Va
    Enough gear for 2 tech divers and monthly dive trips for 2. 30 tanks, 2 Genesis scooters, drysuits/wetsuits, dozen regs, 6 dive kits, ect, ect, ect, ect....Dont even think about adding it all up.:wink:

    Last year I just bought the big truck to tow a boat with and have started buying dive equipment for the upcoming boat such as tank holders, 02 kits, refrigerator cooler (stays in the truck). Saving my pennies for the boat now.
  5. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
    Two words for you: "travel hockey"
  6. LeadTurn_SD

    LeadTurn_SD Solo Diver

    My scuba expenditures have been worth every penny... please keep in mind that the pennies were actually dollars, but my wife believes they were pennies... and she's my dive partner :blinking:

    For most of us, it is best NOT to keep track of the total spent. Life is short, so dive, dive, dive and just have fun.

    Best wishes.
  7. phoenix31tt

    phoenix31tt DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Trinidad and Tobago
    wow... i was watching the list and thinking you guys spend alot of money in gear... then i started checking my own gear... which really pales in comparison to yours but still wow... i reached 5k and decided to stop checking...

    to be fair my gear is for me and my wife though so...
  8. Brandon

    Brandon Shop Independent Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Alaska
    That sounded a lot harsher than I meant it... to clarify, it was DM'ing under a dive shop umbrella that yielded the bad experiences that turned me off. I was coming home complaining about the situation every weekend, and wife pointed out that I was spending a lot of money on a hobby that had become intensely unpleasant. Had nothing to do with the divers; had everything to do with the shop situation.

    I do love playing dive guide, and have done it for numerous visiting Scubaboard members and random visiting divers. I've met fantastic people while doing so and made a couple of life-long friends. I just offered for a sailor who was passing through last month; but schedules didn't align, and I think we were both pretty darn disappointed about it.

    Trust me - the day I stop enjoying sharing new underwater experiences with other divers will be the same day I stop diving all together. :wink:
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  9. DavidFL

    DavidFL Wide-eyed nube in the Pub ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Orlando, FL
    Surprised nobody mentioned the truck to tow the boat...
  10. Scott

    Scott Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
    Family of five divers, two active instructors, OC tec and cave gear. You do the math, I'm afraid to.

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