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What are your favorite type of dives

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by 12th Man, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Texas
    Agree – love seeing sharks. To date, I’ve seen nurse, black tips, white tips, oceanic white tips, hammers, silver tips, silkies, galapagos, sand tigers, grays, Caribbean reef, and one thresher. The giant mobulas were amazing last year.

    Now after venturing off to Red Sea 2018 and Socorro 2019, my wife is “bored with Cozumel, we don’t see anything”

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  2. Dan

    Dan Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Lake Jackson, Texas
    Here’s NC sand tiger shark I saw in Hyde wreck:

  3. GreggS

    GreggS Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Thomasville, NC
    Agree with AfterDark. While I like a variety of diving environments, I think I like wreck diving the most. There always seems to be a large amount and wide variety of sea life on wrecks and as he mentioned, the water off the NC coast is usually clear. Love the Hyde. My wife still says it is her favorite dive we have ever done.

    We'll see if she still says that after the Roatan invasion in June.
  4. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: On a non-divable lake in SE Texas
    Back in the 1980's the group of guys that were in my DM course used to fun dive and practice controlled ascents to see who could do it from the greatest depth. Sort of a chest beating event. I found that I could do a free ascent from quite deep.

    CAVEAT: We were doing this in a very controlled situation and would never recommend this without proper training or planning.

    Cheers - M²
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  5. Dominik_E

    Dominik_E Nassau Grouper

    Excellent videos! Must have been fun!
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  6. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Laguna Beach, California
    Any dive where the surface of the water is above, or on the same level as, my body. :)
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  7. 12th Man

    12th Man Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: J&D Ranch North Central Texas
    OK, here goes. Here are some shark videos from last Aug. We saw lots of Bulls, Silky's and Lemon's on this dive. These are all short 12 to 20 seconds or so videos

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  8. Chavodel8en

    Chavodel8en Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Oakland, CA
    Tropical coral reef dives with lots of varied wildlife, wearing a shorty or less. My best dive I saw tons of tropical fishies, a turtle, a juvenile bull shark, eels, and spotted eagle rays, all on the same dive.

    My usual dives, Im wearing an 8/7 mm with hood, so i love the freedom of just swim trunks and a rashguard.
  9. drrich2

    drrich2 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    Quick follow up. Of 7 dives with them, we did different sorts of dives. The one I mentioned was behind the ESSO Bonaire wreck. It afforded an opportunity for the feeder to work with the tiger while we hung out at the rear of the wreck, and then he could motion us down to the sand when ready and things were going well. We did more than one dive there, so I don’t recall specifics.

    We did do a drift dive with bull sharks once, though, I recall that.
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  10. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: ft. lauderdale, florida
    cheap, deep, wreck, night or all at once.

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