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Step-Dad needs some advice!

Discussion in 'Women's Community Forums' started by CanadaDan, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. CanadaDan

    CanadaDan DMC ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
    That's a HUGE point for us. We're mainly diving in fresh water lakes and while coral is the major world focus fresh water life is greatly affected by mainstream chemical additives as well. We only use product proven safe!

    And a long haired freckled redheaded diver uses a LOT of product in the sun and water lol.
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  2. Scraps

    Scraps ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    This comment showed up in a thread a while back.

    Good job getting the new family members into scuba: teen agers can't whine or ask you to buy stuff when they're under water with regulators in their mouths. However, they will be very hungry when they surface.
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  3. Stream2Sea

    Stream2Sea Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Wauchula, FL
    That's so amazing that you recognize the impact your products can have even though you're not diving in the ocean!! :heart: Many people don't realize that or make the connection, so thank you!! Our freshwater page has some interesting info for anyone that would like to read about this: Freshwater - Stream2Sea.com
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    I also wear a yoga boho headband so that I can stretch it over my forehead. It holds my flyaway and keeps my head & forehead from burning on the surface Screenshot_20210221-004824_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20210221-004905_Chrome.jpg
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  5. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    I hope i can find this thread when my daughter is old enough to dive (I'm thinking around 14 based on the research I've been reading lately).
  6. Shasta_man

    Shasta_man Contributor

    @Scraps Yeah, they can't ask for stuff while they are underwater, but we're hooking them up with an expensive hobby that has pricey gear and international travel requests are inevitable. HA HA... Oh it's OK, I'll be going those places anyway so might as well bring'em along. :) They're going to have to figure out how to contribute to the liveaboard fund though, they charge per person!

    I did get some tips for the wife and daughter from this thread.
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  7. FinnMom

    FinnMom Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Finland
    My daughter has somewhat long hair and for this reason always wears a 3mm hood in warm water. Also makes it much easier to don/doff a mask without whisps of hair getting in the way or getting pulled.
    BTW I have also seen her use this 3mm hood to put on a tight neck seal without pulling her hair: she puts on the hood, then the drysuit neck, then removes the lightweight hood from under the neck seal - voilá, neck seal in place and no hair caught anywhere.
  8. dumpsterpurrs

    dumpsterpurrs Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southeast Asia
    I frequently go back and forth between long hair and shaved head, and nothing can beat shaved head. The worst is short-ish hair, like a short bob. All the freaking fly-aways requiring two separated french braids. Always takes a couple tries or five because my very fine hair would always manage to get out. Shaved head, on the other hand, makes diving instant.
    OP, don't show this thread to your step-daughter if you don't want her to learn shaving her head would pre-claim HOURS AND HOURS she could lose to long hair while diving, only to have it all fried by the salt water and the sun anyway :( but if I had beautiful thick, red hair, I'd prob try to be a bit more persistent :")
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  9. CanadaDan

    CanadaDan DMC ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
    lol… I don’t think she’d ever shave it off! We really hope she doesn’t anyway ;-)

    Thankfully the fresh water we dive here is so nice our hair actually gets healthier the more time we spend in it. I love the way my hair feels after a few days at the lake.

    For salt I think we’ll go with a combo of a fresh water pre-soak, reef safe conditioner and either a braid (still learning) or fully wrap tied pony tail.

    Trying these this summer here at home…

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