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As it has been pointed out already, smoking is not exactly a hard line deal-breaker like some medical conditions are
I have a trip planned with diving as one of the main activities. The trip is in September and I have decided to quit and get myself into scuba using it as a tangible goal to help myself along the way. As it has been pointed out already, smoking is not exactly a hard line deal-breaker like some medical conditions are and that alot of divers smoke. If I planned on making only shallow dives I would not be worried at all, but some of the dives I would EVENTUALLY like to be able to make are at depths of as deep as 106m requiring a tech cert. Obviously smoking is bad and I really DO intend on quitting but if I fail, would smoking REALLY stand in my way of reaching a tech cert and that magical 100m depth? I'm not looking to set any world records and most of the wrecks I want to see are even shallower at about the 60-70m range, with the deepest wreck resting at 106m. I really want to do this but I don't want to be walking myself into a certain death either.