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maqsix

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Hey thanks to you all. I just got back from diving in Cancun-- boy what a difference fron dry suit diving in Washington and the Channel Islands! I felt 30 years younger in the dives. I will follow your advice as soon as I can afford it and get nitrox certified, and buy an analyzer. i get really tired on the cold water dives, I'll take anything that will help with that!
 

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Thanks to you guys, yeah maybe I could afford the nitrox class if I didn't have to buy an analyzer but my dm says it is much safer to take my own analyzer when I dive.
 

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Too old to dive?

My wife got certified this spring in Maui. We did several dives together after her certification. We dove Mala Wharf and she very much enjoyed the white tip sharks. We dove Embassy and even found some Tiger Conch snails. Great experience.

We are diving Catalina Island on the California Coast for Mothers Day. We have 2 weeks booked in Akumal in November.

We still ride the Harley and have put in many 500 mile days.

Oh yeah, she will celebrate her 75th birthday in June.

Life is great.
Boy you guys are encouraging! I have no right to complain at age 63 when you and your wife can dive at 75! I definitely had more energy diving in Cancun this week than when I do dry suit diving in the northwest, which is usually the only diving available to me.
 

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Very funny post. How old was Cousteau when he quite diving?

Best to you and yours...
 

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Hi, since I always am on my own when I go diving (i.e. I arrive alone, and am assigned a buddy as my husband isn't able to accompany me and doesn't dive anyway) I will need to have my own analyzer, but I really like the way you quadruple check each other!
 

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I had to laugh about the caught line. I had the same thing happen to me during my cave work. Except it was a rock at 100' and the instructor and asst. instructor both just stared at me, who was fully narced. F i n a l l y figured it out. Amazing what a few feet up does to mental clarity.

Third, or Fourth, or whatever on nitrox. It is pretty common, in my experience, for the nitrox users to be playing while the plain air folks are tired and napping.

Welcome to the Society of Excellent Elders.
At least you had the excuse of narcosis--I was about 3 feet deep. Oh well I guess lessons in humility never hurt.
 

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I hadn't dived for 20 years--raising kids, etc. I did a "relearning" pool dive, worrying that I might just be too old now--62. I got in the pool, went down a few feet and started to kick. I didn't go very far, wasn't moving much, and right there decided that I must be too old and weak, maybe I'd just better give up. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself when someone took pity on me and unhooked my tank from the lane rope. Since then, lots of good diving. Chris



:rofl3::rofl3::lotsalove::rofl3:
 

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Boy you guys are encouraging! I have no right to complain at age 63 when you and your wife can dive at 75! I definitely had more energy diving in Cancun this week than when I do dry suit diving in the northwest, which is usually the only diving available to me.

I know a diver, he's 83 or 84, he still goes on dive trips. He's just made adjustments. I know another diver, 71, knocks out about 100 dives a year.
 
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