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SCUBA has been on my to do list for awhile now. Planning on taking the first class next spring. 

Was curious if anybody here is or has been into it, and if so, how do you like it?

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I've been IN a few dives before and I've been known to dumpster dive but that's the extent of my experience.

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I have been scuba diving for about 7 years.  Its awesome.  I have learned a lot on fish behavior from diving and watching how fish relate to structure and act. 

It is not something you just go under water for a bit. 

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10 hours ago, Siebert Outdoors said:

I have been scuba diving for about 7 years.  Its awesome.  I have learned a lot on fish behavior from diving and watching how fish relate to structure and act. 

It is not something you just go under water for a bit. 

Seems like it would be accessing a whole different world. I'm pretty excited about it. Ive heard that fish mostly ignore you when you're down there with them. If that's the case then it's no doubt a great way to do some learning and see some stuff that you'd otherwise never see  

We all spend so much time on the water. Be pretty awesome to be able to really see what's going on down there from a different point of view. 

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I'd like to try it, but currently all my on the water dives have been accidental. 

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Rescue diver here..what would you like to know? I've dove in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas V.I.

Wreck dove off The coast line of Florida  ( both sides ) performed dives & measurements in 6" of visibility on a civil war era vessel carrying shingles and ultimately sank... speared a few amberjack off the coast of Jacksonville..(big uns..) then sold them back in port. I've even did a bit in Italy when I was TAD to Sig, Sicily, Italy.

In fact, I've had more fun & joy just snorkeling in the Caribbean..

I highly recommend you pursue it. Learn it. Invest wisely and buy a spare air bottle. I used Scuba pro equipment. 

One thing..if your prone to panic, you might reconsider. Some folks are, some are not. I was & still am, NOT prone to panic. I recommend diving in groups for a season. Snorkeling, and just gen. recreational diving..then see how you feel. It's an unbelievable blast, but fraught with potential danger. 

Best wishes & don't forget to place your diver down flag..

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I highly recommend you give diving a try.Its a whole different world down there and much more beautiful in person. 

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On August 31, 2016 at 6:56 AM, Alonerankin2 said:

Rescue diver here..what would you like to know? I've dove in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas V.I.

Wreck dove off The coast line of Florida  ( both sides ) performed dives & measurements in 6" of visibility on a civil war era vessel carrying shingles and ultimately sank... speared a few amberjack off the coast of Jacksonville..(big uns..) then sold them back in port. I've even did a bit in Italy when I was TAD to Sig, Sicily, Italy.

In fact, I've had more fun & joy just snorkeling in the Caribbean..

I highly recommend you pursue it. Learn it. Invest wisely and buy a spare air bottle. I used Scuba pro equipment. 

One thing..if your prone to panic, you might reconsider. Some folks are, some are not. I was & still am, NOT prone to panic. I recommend diving in groups for a season. Snorkeling, and just gen. recreational diving..then see how you feel. It's an unbelievable blast, but fraught with potential danger. 

Best wishes & don't forget to place your diver down flag..

I really appreciate the advice. I'm not prone to panic thankfully. I'll no doubt be a little nervous at first.  I remember the first time I took a breath out of a SCBA tank. I figure this will be a lot like that but underwater.

Gonna start with buying fins, mask, snorkel. I figure if I really get into it I'm the type that will want to dive with my own BC, regulator, etc. rather than rentals.

I bet the 6" visibility was a time. 

Assuming I get into it, is there any equipment (other than required) that you would consider mandatory from a divers standpoint?

22 hours ago, soflabasser said:

I highly recommend you give diving a try.Its a whole different world down there and much more beautiful in person. 

I can only imagine. Hopefully before too long I'll get to experience it myself rather than watching videos of it. I appreciate the encouragement. 

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2 hours ago, Ski213 said:

I really appreciate the advice. I'm not prone to panic thankfully. I'll no doubt be a little nervous at first.  I remember the first time I took a breath out of a SCBA tank. I figure this will be a lot like that but underwater.

Gonna start with buying fins, mask, snorkel. I figure if I really get into it I'm the type that will want to dive with my own BC, regulator, etc. rather than rentals.

I bet the 6" visibility was a time. 

Assuming I get into it, is there any equipment (other than required) that you would consider mandatory from a divers standpoint?

I can only imagine. Hopefully before too long I'll get to experience it myself rather than watching videos of it. I appreciate the encouragement. 

Spare Air..a Dive knife. An expanding weight belt for compensation at various depth's.

Oh, a really solid camera. Along with a solid watch..

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Do yall think bass would be spooked if you dived down to them and watched them? If love to swim the Shores of my lake and find their hide outs lol

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5 hours ago, MikeWright said:

Do yall think bass would be spooked if you dived down to them and watched them? If love to swim the Shores of my lake and find their hide outs lol

If you dive down quietly you can get less than 5 feet away from a bass.They are very curious by nature and might even follow you around for short distances if you remain calm while your diving.Its a completely different world down there, words cannot describe how awesome it is to see a big bass eye to eye in its natural habitat.And yes you can find out the structure where bass are hiding,but be careful with fishing lines,structure that might hit your head,and other dangers.

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