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DsAds


Poi? Never!
Location: London

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Posted:Hi y'all, just noticed in the "...and i've been spinning for.." Mechhead, is a fellow Diver. I know that Cole is too, who else out there is a Diver?

Anyone fancy arranging a HOP Scuba trip of some sort?

Havn't done a dive in ages and wouldn't mind one soon, just thought i'd pumb the depths of HOP, at it were and see what the consensus is.

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mech
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Posted:man that would be mental, but do you really think that after 2-3 dives a day, that anyeone wil have the energy to go a spin, not forgetting about mental fituge and stress on your body!

but yeah i am up for a uk spining dive, on land or under water!

may i sujest Oban in the scotish boarded area, great veiws, and good UK water diving, good technical diving experience required!


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Poi? Never!
Location: London

Total posts: 316
Posted:Oban is a great suggestion have done some great dives round there, as i did all my training at Uni in Edinburgh. There are a couple of spots round Oban area for some wicked drift dives too! Unfortunately i dont have any nitrox qualifications, so that kind of limmits the possiblities for me. I think if we can get a few of us together, it would be a great little trip, and am sure some underwater juggling could be done too!

Lets just see what the replys are like.

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Posted:I haven't gone diving in about 7 years. But once upon a time I had my PADI advanced open water diver certification. If you go somewhere where I can learn a bit and renew my certification first, I'd try tag along.

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polythene


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Location: London/ Surrey

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Posted:I just joined Surrey Uni Scuba club! (This is why I haven't made a Guildford spinning Thursday yet... it clashes )

Would love to do a scuba trip a couple of months down the line


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Posted:land diving?

I dived backwards into a bramble bush last night whilst being bundled.

Does that count?


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Posted:silly boy!

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Dom
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Posted:Done a bit of diving, but only the tropical kind. I don't like cold water at all!

Anyway, I love diving. I'm hoping to go back to Indonesia to do DiveMaster as it's a cheap way of diving for a month - and Sulawesi and Flores are meant to be truly amazing for diving.

regyt - the qualifications don't run out, but most places will suggest a dive in a pool with an Instructor or Dive Master to get you reaquainted. And you'll need dry suit experience in a pool if you ain't got it already.


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Location: OK, USA

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Posted:I'm with Regyt... trained a long time ago, got certified in open water, but haven't gone in ages (like 9 years) so I'd need a remedial course first... but I would kill to strap on a tank again, that is the most awesome experience I think I've ever had.

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Posted:I'd love to learn to dive.. but my ears and sinuses can't handle it.. They hurt to the point of bleeding at the bottom of a swimming pool

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Pele
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Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I'm with Regyt and Dio. Haven't dove in a loooong time (10 years or so) but I so loved it when I did. Need a refresher before I could do more.

Knagi (who lurks more than anything now) is also a diver.


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Posted:in a word: WOO!

in another word:HOO!

and in two words:
WOO HOO!

yeh i would be deffo up for that...

oxyceteline Poi...here i come!


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Posted:ive never been diving before, but id really like to give it a try!

When would you be talking about doing it?


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mech
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Posted:i rekon, we should opt for a set of dives at either Oban and the area around that such as the sound of mull or over at scappa flow.........both have GOOD diving,but i think oban would be better for spinning, i aint dived for about 2 yrs, so i rekon a group pool sesh would also be good to get used not only to our gear, ut used to other and their skill levels and gear!

is this going to be a UK only affair or a world affair, were ppl r gona come over and dive with us, or do one in conjunction across the world?

I MUST STRESS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO TEST YOUR GEAR. AND WE CANT JUST TURN UP AND DIVE WE NEED ACIMUNAL SESSION TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ALL OK. AND WE NEED SOME HIGHLY TRAINED (BSAC, sorry nothing against PADI divers, not the qualification are better tought and instilled through BSAC tarining, ask most Padi to Bsac converts!) OFFICERS WHO WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE WE ARECOVERED, what about insurace, and cost?


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Posted:Guildford Spectrum lets Surrey uni scuba people use their diving pool, I could try and find out more if people really want a pool session?

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Posted:me loooove diving... Shibaki and I are going to finish our advanced in a couple of months when i come back to florida and then maybe we can dive in OZ ???

diving is wonderful, amazing when done calmly , intelligently and safely (got some weird memories with Shibaki and Dom in thailand with a mental dive master)

i enjoy snorkeling a lot as well just because you need less monitoring of the geara nd time and air and sometimes it is great to just wander for ever

water is amazing...

hmmmm day dreaming now with a huge grin on my face

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Posted:by the way for those who remember I still am dreaming about firespinning under water

wouldn t that be awesome ?


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Posted:Well all me chickpeas i officially invite you all out here to Oman, ive just renewed my padi and have been diving every weekend and its amazing!my instructior has nicknamed me mermaid cos im so at home down there. it would be wikid if you could come, id love to meet you all,ooh there a website address for my dive centre cant remember..dam back ina bit!X

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Posted:okay oman dive centre

think they just updated cos some of the link pages didnt come up but hey you'd get the idea.

ooh and if your worried cos its a muslim country, dont worry i get get hold of booze!!


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SaBBaS


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Posted:i'm currently waiting for my PADI Open Water Diver qualification, but as i am in spain, i guess i won't be able to join you, would love to... anyway, if you come to spain and want somebody to dive with, you know where to find me...

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polythene


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Posted:*bump*
I wanted to resurrect this thread- I'd really love a HOP diving trip in summer (hopefully i'll have qualified by then ubbrollsmile)

Pretty please, all you water-loving HOPers? ubbangel


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Posted:so where shall we go my bouncie friend??

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Posted:ooh i don't know how to SCUBA dive but i wanna learn!!!

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Posted:eep- Don't think I'm the best one to ask, but Mech seems to have the right ideas, and I'm going to Oban in March anyway (familiarity is good!).... Are there any qualified Dive Marshals out there?

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Location: vineyards, Vienna, Austria

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Posted:hey....

i dive. i have the padi advanced open water license.
i am well up for having a diving trip.

i have no time right now to read the entire thread, but i will soon.

to mech or ads: if u are planning a trip please count me in as well.

smile smile
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SpitFire
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Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:I'm PADI certified, and really enjoy diving. biggrin

Went diving at the Flower Gardens in the Gulf of Mexico last year, during the Hammerhead shark migration. Wow.

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mech
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Posted:ok teh 2nd thing i would say is that we need a pool session as well, mainly just to get used to each others kits, and signals, style and so on

plus, (and i know im going to sound harsh and sad at this) but teh padi divers, i would like to try out esp, cos the diff teaching metheods are a lil weird, im a BSAC divers, and a PADI diver, and i know which i preffer being, and who i think teacher better!

ok but not to osund harsh or anything, im sorrry! i know diving is diving, and its underweater its just a safty thing!

right so on that note, i rekonmend, either, OBAN, and teh sound of mull, nice wrecks, altyhough a lil cold!

scappa flow? - very cool place!

cornwall - nice doves down south

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Posted:i still recon you lot should save some money and come see me biggrin

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SpitFire
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Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Posted:Mull!! HOW COOL!! My ancestry has a castle there. Yes yes...my american lineage originated in Scotland with the Clan MacLean. It's on my list of things to do to get over to the Isle of Mull to see Duart Castle...then hop the ferry to Oban for some Scotch. biggrin

Mind you...the water'd be freezing. Dry suits? I've not done Dry suit diving.


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mech
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mech

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Posted:hence why we need teh pool sessions!
we need to make sure noone is rusty and out of day on gear, and skill!


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Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Posted:Heh.....I'd need dry suit training..but...I'd be game. biggrin

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