Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30

Thread: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Beans
    241
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    If you are planning on using a wet suit sharathpaps, make sure you have enough weight. Don't fight the suit.
    That reminds me of a really funny story. We brought a VIP with us on a scuba trip. The place he wanted to see was a deep dive (90 feet), so we planned it early with all the deep water "protocol." He shows up on a hot summer day with this fancy looking 2-inch-thick wetsuit "because it makes me look cool."

    "But the water is nearly 80 degrees today! And we're not going to be down there for long. Wear a sweatshirt or something else to be cool-looking. Besides, there's a good 2 and a half knot current where we're going."

    He insisted on wearing his super-cool-looking two-inch-thick neoprene wetsuit. He compensated for all that extra buoyancy with about 30 pounds of weight! Yeah, okay, but at 90 feet down, that buoyant 2-inches was little more than 1/4 inch. All that buoyancy was lost, now he's 30 pounds too heavy.

    "No problem, I'll simply inflate the ol' BC and be neutrally buoyant again."

    Yeah, but in a swift current that inflated BC acted like a pair of water wings, catching the current like a sail and threatening to carry him away in the Gulf Stream. He fought and kicked and was breathing so hard we could hear the tank ring with each breath! Three minutes into it, he's nearly out of air and has to be escorted back to the boat. Yeah, but at least he looked cool.

    The rest of us enjoyed another 15 minutes exploring a cool wreck and a leisurely ascent filled with great memories.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Beans
    5,990

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gone fishing View Post
    ...although some folk like falsebay.
    Great White capital of SA

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    China
    Beans
    988
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    indeed a friend of mine was diving in the kelp and come out and saw a great white. Makes the bush camps a Unfolozi seem quite tame = certainly too much excitement for me.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Indiana
    Beans
    1,933
    Distro
    Hardy Heron (Ubuntu Development)

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    I used to know a guy that was an underwater welder. That's not the type of SCUBA diver I would want to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    But honestly were all geeks here, about the most swimming you will get here is watching Laura Crofts digitally mastered rear end do some cave diving..
    Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Beans
    5,990

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    I used to know a guy that was an underwater welder. That's not the type of SCUBA diver I would want to be.
    Depends, some people have a passion for it. I know a local guy that lives here about half a year holidaying and the other half he spends south from your neck of the woods in the Gulf working for oil rig companies, lives in one of the southern states not sure which one. He's a qualified Master Dive Instructor and he makes a killing, I don't even think he dives much if at all, just manages operations stuff. I don't it's a easy job getting to where he is now though and not something I would like to do with all it's associated risks.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New Meadows, Idaho
    Beans
    200
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    As for recreational diving it absolutely fun and relaxing. I got my cert. back in California and enjoyed just cruising the coast line and watching animal life happen.

    sad though I moved to Idaho and haven't been back out diving in a very long time...

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Beans
    6,542
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    I used to know a guy that was an underwater welder. That's not the type of SCUBA diver I would want to be.
    Good money from what I've heard.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    43° 7' 41" 131° 54' 3"
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    I don't think diving is allowed in the forums......but I could be mistaken.
    EasyBCD.
    PrintersDatabase
    Boot Info Script: How to
    The post above and the post below suffer from the Rashomon effect!

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Beans
    18
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    Diving is a must do if ever there was an experience that you must do it would be to dive.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    /tropics/islands/statia
    Beans
    275
    Distro
    Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Anybody here SCUBA dive?

    Hey, scuba friends, did you see that the man himself (Linus Torvalds) cooperates on a scuba log that will also connect to your dive computer?

    http://subsurface.hohndel.org/

    It works well with my Suunto Cobra 2. It does not have as much functionality as Suunto Dive Manager, nor such fancy graphics, but it is still work in progress. Most important functionality is there.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •