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scuba diving

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spirit, 25 Mar 2006.

  1. spirit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,885

    How many people do it? What organisation (bsac/padi etc) level and number of dives?

    I just got back from 2 weeks in eygpt, it was awsome!
  2. cleanbluesky


    Joined: 2 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,654

    I'm a n00b with BSAC...
  3. Balders


    Joined: 24 Jun 2003

    Posts: 847

    Location: Jersey

    PADI Divemaster and TDI Nitrox qualified

    Probably 140+ dives logged, although I've not dived much lately...Egypt (Sharm) is extremely good diving...
  4. A[L]C


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,486

    Location: Maidenhead

    PADI Advanced, but not dived for about 3 years!!
  5. iSam


    Joined: 12 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,100

    I dived loads in Australia but I am not qualified, so I am hoping to next time im out there (if ever! :p)
  6. Jest3r


    Joined: 22 Oct 2002

    Posts: 945

    Location: S Wales UK

    PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer,
    BSAC Dive Leader (1 module off Advanced Diver when my club told me they didn't want PADI around :rolleyes: :rolleyes: )
    TDI Nitrox
  7. Clipsey


    Joined: 26 Nov 2004

    Posts: 6,167

    Location: Near Windy City, USA

    Been doing it since I was 14 (thats 8yrs now) went throught with PADI but they are getting far to easy these days.
    Awesome hobby to have I think :cool:
    Now use it as a commerical Diver for my dads company - bbbrrrrr its freezing even with dry suites!!! :(
  8. Lostkat


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,106

    Location: Deepest Darkest Leics

    I'd love to take up scuba diving. Had a taster session when I went to Corfu with some makes, but Stoney Cove is pretty close to me, and I'd like to give it a try.
  9. Scythe


    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,325

    I got into Scuba Diving with my dad in 2002. I did my PADI Jr Open Water in 2003. We were only allowed to go to 12m, but I went with another group to 20m (group of dive masters with my dad) My dad took his Open Water the same year. 2003-2005 was basically just going deeper as we were allowed, until iturned 14 (5 days ago! Woot.) Last year, In Cuba my dad was still Open Water, but went down to 50m on a chain/wreck dive. This year in Egypt, I'm taking my Open Water and my dad is taking his Advanced.
  10. Kingbuzz


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 51

    Location: Newcastle

    PADI rescue diver and Commercial diver logged about 1000 dives.
  11. Sleepy


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,394

    Location: Leicestershire

    BSAC: Advanced Diver
    IANTD: Tech Nitrox
    TDI: Full Trimix

    No of Dives: stopped counting a while ago, probably about a 1000 now

    I can recommend a BSAC club in S Leics if you're interested.
  12. ChroniC


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,355

    Padi Advanced, (taken on GBR)
    Dives - 10

    Can you recommend any in the english channel?
  13. fullspizz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,689

    Location: Niptons Ridge

    Padi Advanced.
    30+ dives.
    Mauritius, Cuba, Dom Rep and Mexico (inc Cozumel).
    This year the Maldives :D
  14. A2Z


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 8,399

    Location: London

    ive done it once on holiday...would love to do it more...but if you join these club things...then do you dive in the UK? cos no way am i diving in any of the grimey seas and rivers this country has to offer... :p
  15. Tachyon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,120

    Location: Same oul' town

    Hehe, you'd think it would be horrible here then, radioactive turds etc.. :p I remember doing my first open water dives & was amazed at what I seen, it was so beautiful. The water can be very clear as well.
    I don't particularly like heights and remember coming out through the side of a wreck and seeing divers at the bottom below me and my brain getting a bit confused thinking I could fall down to where they where.
    I suppose it depends on where you are located but theres a whole bunch of excellent dive sites of the cost of N.Ireland & Strangford Lough is a marine nature reserve as well I think.
    I don't dive any more here although I would occassionally on holiday but it's an incredibly enjoyable sport to experience.
  16. Irish_Tom


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,134

    Been diving since 1999, I'm a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver but I've just joined a BSAC club in Bournemouth and I'm hoping to go to sports diver after easter.

    Did my first dive in UK waters yesterday. Went to Vobster near Yeovil was great but very cold (5 degrees c)

    Got my PADI qualifications in Florida and did a weeks diving with my dad in Minorca :)

    Decided after yesterday that I need to invest in a dry suit!

  17. benjo plz.


    Joined: 15 Jan 2004

    Posts: 14,208

    Location: Hall

    Last edited: 8 Aug 2006
  18. pyro


    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 16,167

    Pay Another Dolla In! :p

    I did a small course with the university's guys on BSAC but never go to the open sea test, I did pass my theory and my pool test though...
  19. spirit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,885

    Anyone member of a bsac club in london? How is your club? I'm thinking of joining the one in richmond, but im not convinced - my padi people are pretty good.
  20. CaneyJ


    Joined: 15 Dec 2002

    Posts: 890

    Location: Birmingham

    I'm a BSAC qualified sports diver as well as a PADI Advanced which I’ve done on the side during med holidays.
    Being of equal level in both areas I have to say BSAC are the more professional emphasising more on safety and do consistent training.
    I'm with www.banstead-divers.co.uk (surrey) who have some very experienced and professional instructors. We also got a brand new boat recently. We also share our pool with a PADI club whose policy seems to be production line based (get um off for their summer holiday) having no real permanent members.
    The good thing about being in a perminant member club is it's a nice social thing and you trust people a lot more when diving.
    BSAC train you much better if you intend to dive UK waters and BSAC I being recognised much more now internationally.
    Last edited: 26 Mar 2006