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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Blacky, 3rd Jul, 2015.

  1. Blacky

    Blacky Well-Known Member

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    Ok - I know there are few who enjoy the odd dive here and there.

    Im talking mostly scuba diving here, as it is more common in the Australian community. I have logged several thousand dives and even more remain unlogged. Having worked as a professional diver for a while I racked up some serious underwater hours.
    I haven't had a tank on my back for a good number of years now though. I shed the tank and moved to free diving and can now dive deeper, for longer holding my breath than with a tank.

    I dive mostly for the enjoyment of it, and have dived in several places around the world. However, it is still hard to beat Australian diving conditions.
    I also enjoy being able to select what seafood I want for dinner, and go and get it - basically for free.

    And having worked in banks for a number of years I am well used to dealing with sharks. The ones in the ocean are harmless in comparison. :eek:

    Blacky
     
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    Lol - pretty sure he's actually on holidays diving right now.
     
  4. Harro

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    My wife and I are off to Agnes Lodge on Munda Island in the Solomons early August. Quite a remote location, but the diving is good and WARM waters! We have been every second year since 2005. It's not 5 star, but we simply love the isolation and friendly local hospitality.
     
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  5. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    Posting from a hotel in Vanuatu. Doing a week of diving on the President Cool lage. Was a 1930s cruise ship converted to a troop carrier. Amazing wreck.

    I do quite a lot of tech diving in Bas Strait.

    Agreed the sharks in the ocean are far less dangerous than those in banks.
     
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    Used to dive for a living also, gave it away when one of the guys I started working with was getting shadows on his bones in the annual x-rays; luckily I never even had the niggles, though have been overboard on Oxygen in the middle of the night because someone else had

    Enjoyed it immensely whilst I was doing it
     
  7. turk

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    Hi Pete

    Try to organise "The Galley" or "Doctors Office" dive, both push he envelope a bit but are fantastic dives.
     
  8. No Probs

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    I'm new to diving, did a course through work earlier this year where I conducted 50 or so dives. I've only done 3 recreational dives since - it's way to cold in the drink at the moment!
     
  9. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    Did the Doctors office (45m) yesterday. The Galley (55m) today. Was a little narc'ed at 55m but not sevearly. The rest of it was quite straight forward.

    Tomorrow, the Gauntlet. Start at the stern (65m), swimming up through the wreck and exiting from the chain locker at 20m. Should be a challenge but we do this type of thing fairly frequently so it shouldn't be a problem. I'm expecting a 2 hour dive time, most of it spent off gassing in the shallows.
     
  10. pinkboy

    pinkboy Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I like the thread title.

    Oxymoron :p

    pinkboy
     
  11. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    Not really. Divers do float, it's just not on the surface. The idea is to control your boyancy. :confused: