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Women and Diving

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by Andrea Zaferes, May 4, 2004.

  1. Frank Kohler

    Frank Kohler Nassau Grouper

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    Lol your probley right and you know what its cool if I lose I mean I not trying to compete with her or anything I was just putting out what I thought you know.
     
  2. Nay

    Nay Solo Diver

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    Andrea,
    Something else you mentioned in your article that I'd like to hit on is so many women's views that "I don't need to _____ because my husband is taking care of it." You're completely right about what happens when HE has the problem? I need to be able to take care of any situation just as well as he can.
    My husband sometimes frustrates me because he's never held a door open or doesn't rush to help me if I stumble while I'm getting out of the surf, but instead he expects me to play on his level with him. Frustrating sometimes? yes. Do I appreciate it most of the time? Absolutely.
    We've been certified two months and within a year he wants to be a dive master. And he expects me to do it with him. He doesn't give me any slack for being a girl and that can be misunderstood sometimes by others but I'm treated as an equal and it's something that is too rare.
    I would totally soften if I got slack for being a girl, instead I'm forced to rise to the occasion and frequently do things that I normally wouldn't do on my own.
     
  3. ScubaDadMiami

    ScubaDadMiami CCR Instructor

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    Another good source of information is Caroline Fife, MD, Hermann Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, Houston, Texas. I attended a seminar that she did on women and diving a few years ago. One point that she makes in her seminar, in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way, is that women make better divers than men. :10:

    Those interested should dig up: "Should Pregnant Women Scuba Dive? A Review of the Literature." (Fife and Fife), Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 1, Number 3. A great summary of all studies up through the '90s.
     

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