How old were you when you started diving?

How old were you when you started diving?

  • Less than 20

    Votes: 94 27.8%
  • 20-29

    Votes: 75 22.2%
  • 30-39

    Votes: 60 17.8%
  • 40-49

    Votes: 69 20.4%
  • 50-59

    Votes: 37 10.9%
  • 60+

    Votes: 3 0.9%

  • Total voters
    338

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drbill

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First used SCUBA in 1961 at age 14. Finally got certified in 1969 at age 22. I figure by the time I reach 75, I'll become a reasonably skilled diver.
 

T-Dog

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I was 19. It was Spring of my Freshman year 1982 at UW - River Falls.
 

DeusVerto

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Back on the 1970's YMCA required that you had to be 14 to be certified. So, my C-card was my 14th B'Day card. :)

Hey, no fair! They Y guys told me I had to wait until I was 16! So, I did. YMCA C-carded in 1975.

Of course, the original question was "diving". I had been open-water snorkeling all over Florida in both fresh and salt water since the age of 7.
 

emoreira

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I got certified at 46, though my first dive was at 29.
 

Guba

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While the kids were little, no money or time. My first real dive was a "resort course" on a Mexico trip celebrating my daughter's graduation from high school, and I was 43. From 45 feet under I made myself a promise to find an instructing LDS the moment I got home.

And I did.
 

2TH DIVR

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16, but they finally made me get certified 15 years later.
Experience wasn't enough any more to cover liability.
 

GrumpyOldGuy

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I was 17. I would have done it sooner, but I simply could not afford it so I skin dived from 10-17.
 

doctormike

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Hmmm... I dunno... how old am I here?

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