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A cat that scuba dives

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Elkfriend, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Elkfriend

    Elkfriend Solo Diver

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  2. Chugwhump

    Chugwhump Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: SE Florida, the flattest part, I can see Mount Pom
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    I have seen this before, and I am trying to figure out if there is an equalization problem for the cat's ears.
    I guess not, the cat is in a diving bell of sorts.

    Chug
    Does not think his cat would like this activity.
     
  3. Fourseventeen

    Fourseventeen Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    My cat HATES the water. Wish I could toss him in the pool and watch him swim lol. I guess I could but he wouldnt like it to much
     
  4. inventor

    inventor Loggerhead Turtle

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    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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    So true....
     

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  5. vixtor

    vixtor Solo Diver

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    Location: Bucharest, Romania
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    The equalisation problem surely exists, because it doesn't look like the cat is fully enclosed in a 1bar pressurised container. This means that the cat is exposed to the water pressure (even if its head is in an air bell, and if the same pressure is not found in the inner ear, the ear drum could rupture.

    OTOH, I'm not a biologist, and maybe the cat's inner ear is large enough so no equalisation procedure is needed, but definitely the cat needs to have the same pressure in the external and the internal ear.
     
  6. matts1w

    matts1w Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Jakarta, Indonesia & Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
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    No long hose, no BP/W, no bungeed alternate, crappy kicks, no way to pass the primary, no way they could swim that rig up from the bottom, the list of strokery is endless. These animals are gonna die. Makes me sad for the dog. :D
     
  7. Whiskers

    Whiskers Instructor, Scuba

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    This guy should be arrested for molesting animals. What an idiot.
     
  8. Wayfarer2

    Wayfarer2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Detroit, MI is home but i am always on the road
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    What that cat needs is some split fins and a spare air
     
  9. pelagic_by_nature

    pelagic_by_nature ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: SE Michigan, USA
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    If a cat is wanting to get certified, Which agency is best?
     

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