How Many Dives in 2011?

How many dives have you made in 2011?

  • None

    Votes: 3 1.0%
  • 1-10

    Votes: 23 7.3%
  • 10-50

    Votes: 106 33.7%
  • 50-100

    Votes: 96 30.5%
  • 100-200

    Votes: 66 21.0%
  • 200-400

    Votes: 19 6.0%
  • 400+

    Votes: 2 0.6%

  • Total voters
    315

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ratjn

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Location
Landlocked Calgary
# of dives
500 - 999
I got in 46 dives this year living in landlocked Calgary. A trip to Cozumel and 3 trips to Vancouver Island's amazing dive sites filled out the year.

Best dive of the year had to have been Boscowitz Rock in Porlier Pass - an amazing wall COVERED in life, a drift dive with the tidal exchange and a playful sea lion. Water temperature - 46F, air temp - 40F - I discovered the lower limit for my wet suit comfort!!

Still better than COZ.
 

Tug

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Location
Massachusetts
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 60-80, I'm hoping to get another 5 or 6 in but we'll see. I was hoping for 100+ but work and the weather were against me, oh well...
 

macado

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Location
Salem, MA (North of Boston)
# of dives
1000 - 2499
132 dives this year. Mostly local around Boston with a few Cozumel trips and a long weekend in St Lawrence River.

Not too shabby this year. I usually seem to average ~100 so this has been a good year.
 

Davemohio

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Location
Columbus OH USA
# of dives
200 - 499
107 for me. A great year.

Started April 10, sunny day in the high 70s outside, 40s in Whitestar Quarry. Dived with NWOhio diver and DaveTowz. Memorable day. Stupidly cold water.

Dived in Coz for a week with Pelagic by Nature. And he is still talking to me.

Ohio dives with Jendra and the Indy Dive Club and GLWC.

Ended up diving in Dec at Troy Spring in Fla. with another diver I met thru SB.

I consider myself very fortunate for the dives I made and the friends I have met. Priceless.
 

Rich Keller

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Location
Long Island NY
# of dives
5000 - ∞
Turns out it not simply a number but your perception. Not enough dives as far as I am concerned, too many as far as my wife is concerned.
 

greylion

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Location
Chi-Town
# of dives
200 - 499
50 warm water dives all with my wife on vacation.
 

Blue Sparkle

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Location
Chesapeake Bay
# of dives
100 - 199
This is a fun thread, although I feel a bit like an impostor posting in the Advanced Scuba Discussions section :looks furtively over shoulder:

I just counted up and.... only 26 dives this year (vs. 64 last year). I don't have any local diving and so most of my dives are made on 2 dive trips per year to Florida where I meet up with a buddy. This year said buddy was not able to make the "holiday" dive trip, hence the much lower dive count this year, and why I'm posting right now instead of diving. :sad:

That said, I did have some fun dives this year. Notably, my buddy and I made our first "independent" wreck dive, and also I did my first ever dive of longer than the usual 50 minutes of a boat dive, which was around 2.5 hours in a spring. Wow, that was great! I think I'm in love with springs :)

I saw a few new-to-me reef critters in 2011:

- Porcupine fish

- Juvenile Spotted drum (You know how you look in a fish or bird book and see one particular fish/bird that just catches your fancy and you really want to see one but for the longest time you don't? For me this was the Juvenile Spotted drum. I saw lots of different fishes while snorkeling in the tropics prior to learning to dive but never a JSD. Then when I first started diving I had one JSD pointed out to me by a dive guide, but had never found one on my own until this year, when I saw FIVE at different times.) (Still haven't seen the Painted bunting from the bird book :wink:)

- Spotted drum

- Teeny-tiny baby trunkfish (size of fingernail)

- Copper sweepers (may have seen before but not recognized)

- Yellow stingray

- Flatworm (unidentified)

- Arrow crab

- Yellow trumpetfish (not sure if this is a separate type or just a color variation from usual Trumpetfish)

Blue Sparkle
 
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