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How do you tell you are getting older?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Schwob, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    I'm really tired after 4 dives per day rather than 5
     
  2. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Albany, NY
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    Liveaboards look more attractive then schlepping tanks down to the the caves in Mexico.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2017
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  3. Avonthediver

    Avonthediver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Ocala, Florida
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    I dive most every weekend so I keep up and dont tire, but when I hit it hard like mini season or a special trip man by day 2 or 3 it gets hard to get out of bed and get the ol joints going!
     
  4. agilis

    agilis ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: N.J.
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    Hair turn white, knees start causing problems, government insists on paying you Social Security even if you don't want it yet.
     
  5. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    7,275
    2,587
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    Lower back and knee but lack of stamina on everything is the worst indicator that old age is catching up fast.
    When I use my senior citizen travel card everyone knows that I am over 65 as the detecting machine gives a different beeping noise!!
    Welcome to reality.
     
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  6. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
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    I don't really feel old but yesterday I had to take eight tanks to the shop for fills, all steel 100, 119 and 130 cu ft. I unloaded them from the boat into dock carts and hauled them up to the parking lot. After filling them I loaded them back into the car, drove them to the marina and loaded them into two dock carts, wheeled them to the boat and then carried them onto the boat. I washed the boat, flushed the motors, hung dive gear and loaded two large aluminum housings and cameras into the carts. By the time I got home I was tired, but still sat at my computer working on my photos for three hours. All this was after a day of diving.

    I didn't have a nice camera when I was a new diver, so it must be the camera that makes me feel older.
     
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  7. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Currently: Cozumel, from Canada
    3,792
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    When I was young tanks were heavy and my muscles hurt.

    Now I'm a little older (young to most), tanks are still heavy but my bones ache instead.

    Happened quietly, far younger theñ expected but still diving.

    Cheers,
    Cameron
     
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  8. Flashx45

    Flashx45 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Southern California
    11
    25
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    Less interested in shore diving with the 100 yard+ swim through the surf. Boat dives with the 10ft walk from the bench to the giant stride are now much more appealing.
     
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  9. Scott

    Scott Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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  10. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Somewhere
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    How about going into a cosmetics shop targeted at “younger” people and the sales people ask if you’re shopping for your daughter?
     
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