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Who was born or lived near water

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by frogxman, Mar 7, 2003.

Do you think you dive because you live)lived) near water?

  1. Yes, I dive because I have(had) a direct access to the water

    71 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. No, that was not a determinative in my decision

    38 vote(s)
    30.2%
  3. I never lived near any big body of water. I was hooked up by chance.

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. Other

    10 vote(s)
    7.9%
  1. Stingray81888

    Stingray81888 Nassau Grouper

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    hmmm.. weell i live in the city of orange which is about a 30 minute ride to some dive spots in laguna
     
  2. busted

    busted Angel Fish

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    I grew up near water, but this was not the reason for getting into diving. My family and I were on a vacation in the Bahamas and I started up a conversation with a dive instructor at the hotel pool and tried a resort course and the rest is history.
     
  3. norcaldiver

    norcaldiver Manta Ray

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    I was born in Omaha, Ne and raised in a little town in Iowa. I wanted to learn to dive since I was little, but never thought about it living there. I moved to San Jose for a job and took my chance to learn being that close to the water. Now I live in Long Beach CA 1-because my wife is from here and 2-so I be closer to the water and dive more.
     
  4. Kayla

    Kayla Great White

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Washington (State!)
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    ... I have lived near the bay/ ocean for all my life. I have been going on boat trips since I was two weeks old. However, that was not the main reason I wanted to tak up diving. It didn't hurt either however......:)


    Kayla:)
     
  5. Phish-phood

    Phish-phood Barracuda

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    Born and raised on the West Coast off ireland so never more than five minutes from the Atlantic ocean. As a child spent most of my time on the water rather than in it, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing etc Interest in Scuba never appeared until I was going out with a guy who dived but never got into it until I moved to Wales and everyone I was friends with dived and one arranged for me to try it.

    I get the shakes at the thought of not living on the coast now! :wink:
     
  6. RIDiver

    RIDiver Guest

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    I voted no, but it could have gone either way. I was born in NYC, near Jamaica Bay. Went to HS in Rockaway Beach, thought about diving then, but never got into it. I did love the water, avid fisherman, and did do some skin diving when I was younger. Moved to upstate NY for a while, then Northern VA, now in RI. Getting back to the ocean and having a dive shop almost literally in my back yard I decided it was about time to do what I always wanted to. One of the best decisions I ever made.
     
  7. crazed_dolphin

    crazed_dolphin Barracuda

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    I was born next to a large river and the ocean was near by also. I've lived near water most of my life but that did not have anything to do with me getting into SCUBA. However my total time spent on an aircraft carreier is almsot 2 yrs. While I was on the ship we stopped in Guam. I got my OW there. The reason I got certified in Guam was because someone in my command was gathering up people that would be interested. I signed up because he made it easy for me to take the course.
     
  8. medical1

    medical1 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Tampabay FL / Lightning & Hurricane Capital of the
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    Born in Atlantic City NJ - Now living in Tampabay FL + I'm an Aquarious. I was doomed to dive :D
     
  9. crispos

    crispos Instructor, Scuba

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    Wow...this is really deep. I was born near the water in Toronto so I am a diver now. Cool. I never really thought about that. Even though the water is polluted. Maybe if I was born in the desert, I would have been a sandblasting contracter. Or if I was born on a mountain, I would be a miner. But hey, life's life.
     
  10. navy85

    navy85 Nassau Grouper

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    Except for 3 years I've always lived within 25 miles of an ocean (and those 3 years were close to the Great Lakes), but being close to the ocean really wasn't a significant factor in learning to dive. I have always been into water sports and that is what led me to diving.
     

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