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Panic won’t let me dive

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by Rockit31, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
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    Everyone is different; for me, every 5 feet during descent is not nearly often enough; when I am headed down I equalize every 1-2 seconds. If you wait until you feel the pressure, or worse yet any pain at all, then you're not doing it enough; the pressure differential can pinch off your Eustachian tubes and then you won't be able to equalize.
     
  2. Rockit31

    Rockit31 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: California
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    Well what can I say? A dreary morning turned into a wonderful day. Chuck came over and we went to marine park and got set up with gear and we spent the morning shore diving. He helped gain my confidence back. Super nice guy and like you all, so helpful. How lucky am I today? The Sudafed helped too. I had no problem clearing right off the bat. Everything clicked today. Thanks again Chuck!
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    I'm so glad that Chuck helped you deal with those issues.

    Do you have DAN dive insurance? It's virtually essential for diving. I'm leery of your godson doing any more Discover dives, but if he's going to dive certified or otherwise, he needs it too.
     
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  4. Redfoot

    Redfoot Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
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    That is so cool. Very glad you got to enjoy the underwater world.

    Chuck, you are a stellar dude! That was so incredibly kind of you.
     
  5. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Narnia
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    @ChuckP

    You absolute legend! Literally materialise out of the interweb and save this fellas holiday.

    Karma will be looking favourably on you for a while. Better buy a lottery ticket before she looses interest :thumb:.
     
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  6. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
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    He did very well - really good all considering I'm still so new at this. I think we have him hooked up with @Christi for a day of diving too, her guys will take great care of him.

    You can't ever let the littlest of things take the wind out of your sails, a small amount of positive reinforcement will hopefully go a long way - that and some bigger fins LOL!!!
     
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  7. Redfoot

    Redfoot Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
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    This sums it up great-Literally materialise out of the interweb

    I think Chuck was onsite within the hour- he is the Cozumel Batman of diving!
     
  8. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
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    Actually sitting here bored out of my gord eating my Lucky Charms and happened to see the post - I hope it helped a little and he goes on to dive many years with big chit eating grins on his face.
     
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  9. Cozdreamer

    Cozdreamer Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NC
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    I LOVE HAPPY ENDINGS! Thanks to ChuckP, the OP now has a new Beginning!
    Kudos to you ChuckP for just jumping in to help quite literally! What a fabulous story unfolded here today!!!!
     
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  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    49,700
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    Yep, agreed, but then for myself, I'm dropping that fast or faster. I usually clear very easily. My old dive bud used to say "We'll watch Don drop like a rock while we clear," but I became a better dive buddy adopting stay-with-buddy at all phases including entrance and exit.

    True again, and sometimes I do get ahead of myself when not paired up, then have to ascend until I can clear.
     

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