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Your opinion...please!

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by Raphyy, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. sandmanz32

    sandmanz32 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Taylors, SC
    great choice! kinda a no-brainer in my opinion, the ps3 will be outdated in a year or 2, but the abyss with all of its wonder will still be as awesome as it was 10s of thousands of years ago
  2. ruready7

    ruready7 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: E. Tenn
    Good choice. After awhile you will tire of the games anyway. My Xbox360 has only been turned on to watch a diving video on it over the last 3 months. Plus you get to go out and experience nature.
  3. FireDiver443

    FireDiver443 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Western NY
    My non-diving sister tells me there's a great scuba game for Wii... apparently it's all about fish identification. If scuba doesn't work for you, I'd try that.

    Ok, not really.

    Had an interesting conversation with my 15 y/o son after he finished his checkout dives for his open water. He said to me that he didn't think scuba was his 'forte'. I didn't press, but when he brought it up the next day, he explained that he'd get more enjoyment out of it if he could guarantee that he'd see something spectacular every time he dived.

    I guess it's an age thing; Every time I dive I hope I'll see something spectacular, but I am still happy just to be there, regardless. It might not be a Leatherback or a Great Hammerhead, but just hovering and watching everything that happens on the reef can be pretty awe inspiring all by itself.

    Your experience will vary, I suppose. I agree with the earlier poster though: Get off the couch & dive!
  4. maged_mmh

    maged_mmh Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Egypt
  5. sambolino44

    sambolino44 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA
    Congratulations! But of course (just about) everybody on this board would encourage you to dive in reality vs. digitally. Just don't forget, in real life you only get one life! (that was a joke)
  6. jarnhus

    jarnhus Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Denmark
  7. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
  8. Standingbear56

    Standingbear56 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Somewhere Underwater in Upstate New York
    Hi Raphyy,
    Welcome to Scuba Board. I believe you made a very wise decision. While a PS3 can indeed be a lot of fun, it is obsolete before you buy it. The next version is already being planned before yours hits the store.
    Diving however is never obsolete. I've been doing it for over 40 years, and I'm still having new adventures. Plus it will get you outside and active, which is something everyone needs to do more of.
    Let us know how you make out with your course and if you can send us some pics. Trust me, the first time you see your 1st large palegic, whether it's a shark, dolphin, turtle or whatever - it'll be much more of a thrill than Grand Theft Auto could ever hope to be. Besides, once you start diving, many of your friends will become curious and maybe want to try it too. You could be the head of your neighborhood dive club.
    Stay in touch!
    PADI MSDT 33859
    Prime Scuba
  9. Sinbad the Diver

    Sinbad the Diver Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Recent INmigrant to Bettendorf, IA
    You can always get a gameboy to play during surface intervals.

    Happy diving
  10. rawls

    rawls Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    I was wondering about that. Did he get his C-card?

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