YD Scuba Diving Forums banner

1 - 20 of 448 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,736 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
This has been done before, but it's probably worth updating. It'd be great if both the old and the new members completed it.
This is not a 'look how good I am/experienced I am thread, it's about getting to know what motivates you as a diver or has led you to the diving you do now.

A friend often reminds me how 'anti' deep diving I was a few years back and how I called all deep divers 'Macho tossers'. I’ve changed and my diving has changed, although deep divers are still Muppets!


Name
Juz

Location
Bucks

First Qualified
31/12/99 - PADI OW

Club Member
Kinky Divers - SAA Club

Highest Diving Qualification
PSAI CCR Explorer Mixed Gas Diver
(Most people call it MOD3)

Instructor Yes/No
YES SAA

What other training have you found most rewarding
O2 Admin was good

What’s your standard Kit
Inspiration CCR

Where do you usually Dive
Brighton and Dover mainly

Number of Dives
800 ish

Deepest Dive
101m

Longest Dive
140 mins

Favourite Dive
Planning and Execution - Deep dive at Dotty
Just for Fun - New Comet/Herman out of Dover

Worst Dive
First sea dive on twins, separated from buddy, trapped in a wreck, Reg pulled from mouth. Learnt al great deal about my ability to control panic and also learnt to ALWAYS necklace a reg

What dive/trip would you most like to do
HMS Victoria

What ONE other question should I have included?
Don't Know


Juz
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,736 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Is this for real? You first qualified on the eve of the new millenium...???
Indeed this is true, in Devon UK of all places. I was so knackered, I fell asleep and missed the party I was meant to go to!

Juz
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
130 Posts
Brilliant.

Given the choice of doing what you did that day and doing what the rest of the country did, I know which I would choose.....
 

·
Resident Windfarmologist
Joined
·
1,852 Posts
Ill follow suit - poke fun as necessary :)

Name
Keith


Location
Kent

First Qualified
12/09/1996 - PADI OW

Club Member
YD Massive


Highest Diving Qualification
PSA adv nitrox and deco

Instructor Yes/No
Nope

What other training have you found most rewarding
O2 and de-fibs, and the dive science course at cranfield uni

What’s your standard Kit
Twin 12s and 7L

Where do you usually Dive
Brighton and dover, with a sprinkling of other waters if i get a pass

Number of Dives
400 or something like that

Deepest Dive
57m

Longest Dive
94mins (not even a deco dive)

Favourite Dive
2nd March 2007 - SS Cuvier
May 2006 - The big freighter that sank out of dover in the 1960s (cant remember the name)

Worst Dive
Diving a single 15l for the first time in 6 years with kit i was unfamiliar with and finding that i had various issues with everything. Lesson learned - know your kit

What dive/trip would you most like to do
USS Saratoga abroad, in the UK probably to dive all of the U-Boats on the south coast line

What ONE other question should I have included?
Don't Know
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,485 Posts
This has been done before, but it's probably worth updating. It'd be great if both the old and the new members completed it.


Or couldn't the members profile section be expanded to allow for some of these questions, that way it could be kept up to date by each individual as they, do more dives, deeper dive, get more badges etc etc

Steve
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,736 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Or couldn't the members profile section be expanded to allow for some of these questions, that way it could be kept up to date by each individual as they, do more dives, deeper dive, get more badges etc etc

Steve
Aww, come on Steve, join in the fun.

Juz
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,542 Posts
Name
Neil

Location
Falmouth

First Qualified
09/1995 - PADI OW

Club Member
Previous Falmouth SAA, Currently none.

Highest Diving Qualification
PSAI Trimix

Instructor Yes/No
No

What other training have you found most rewarding
John Adams course - BSAC Adv Nitrox - It was fun just for watching him make a tit of himself.

What’s your standard Kit
Twin 12s

Where do you usually Dive
Falmouth or around Cornwall

Number of Dives
No idea.

Deepest Dive
Approx 70m

Longest Dive
No idea.

Favourite Dive
1st dive.

Worst Dive
Diving SS Spital. On descent I realised that my torch became unclipped when I jumped in. 65m to seabed and total darkness. Clipped onto shotline and never moved more than 1m away from 'buddy' with the torch. Was bloody horrible.

What dive/trip would you most like to do
Lusitania

What ONE other question should I have included?
Don't Know
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,628 Posts
Name
Mark - but most people call me Wilbo

Location
Swindon, Wilts

First Qualified
05/01 - PADI OW

Club Member
Chimp 4 - Team Foxturd

Highest Diving Qualification
GUE Tech 1, Tech pass GUE fundies, TDI AN&DP and PADI DM (lapsed)

Instructor Yes/No
No

What other training have you found most rewarding
GUE Fundies - it took what I thought I knew to be diving skills - crossed a red line through them and said "Could try better. C+". My diving is enjoyable with a great team of buddies.

What’s your standard Kit
Twin 12s and Al80/7/40, Hog rig.

Where do you usually Dive
South Coast - Portland, Weymouth, Plymouth or if bad then Vobster.

Number of Dives
350ish

Deepest Dive
55m

Longest Dive
No idea.

Favourite Dive
The Maine, The Tabarka.

Worst Dive
The Bretagne 2002. I buddied I guy I was told was comfortable with the dive (to 27m.) Agreed on a 100bar turn (after swimming into current). Constantly checked buddy for signals. Got 100bar turn signal so we turn around and dive with the current. about 5 minutes on the return leg - My buddy gives me and out of air - so I think "WTF!!" - donate octopus (diving single twelve, no redundant sources) and get him to 22m - settle him. He panics and starts to kick for the surface dragging me with him. 22m to surface in 13 seconds. DDRC called.

What dive/trip would you most like to do
Something/anything that stretches me.

What ONE other question should I have included?
If you were a super hero what food would you feed your alter ego's nextdoor neighbour's pet dog if you ran out of food while dog sitting?
 

·
Jonah
Joined
·
7,366 Posts
I thought they gave coffee revels to children as an alternative to the naughty step..
seriously bad idea, sugar and caffeine are the last thing you'd want to give a naughty child!
 

·
Dive Ninja and now Trainee Kit-donkey
Joined
·
157 Posts
It takes all sorts to make the world go round - and on the plus side the fact that most people dont like them means there's more coffee revels for meee!!! muhahahaha :teeth:
 

·
Jonah
Joined
·
7,366 Posts
Name
Tom

Location
Surrey

First Qualified
2000ish

Club Member
Y

Highest Diving Qualification
SAA DL, TDI ANX/DP

Instructor Yes/No
N

What other training have you found most rewarding
SAA Diver Rescue

What’s your standard Kit
Twin 12s

Where do you usually Dive
S Coast Eastbourne - Swanage

Number of Dives
300 ish

Deepest Dive
47m

Longest Dive
Not sure, about 70 - 75mins

Favourite Dive

Moldavia.

Worst Dive

Can't think of a specific one, there have been a few I've not been happy with

What dive/trip would you most like to do

Scapa

What ONE other question should I have included?

Are you going to get blown out tomorrow YET AGAIN?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,401 Posts
Name

Tracy

Location
Manchester

First Qualified
18/9/99 - PADI OW


Club Member
Dive Life - Whitefield, Manchester


Highest Diving Qualification
Recreational PADI MSD

Instructor Yes/No
Yes,
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
BSAC OWI

What other training have you found most rewarding
First aid at work taught by a guy who used to be a paramedic and had an amazing range of example stories

What’s your standard Kit
A very girlie single dumpy 12 on a ladies Diva BCD! :girl:

Where do you usually Dive
Wales but prefer scapa.

Number of Dives
500 ish

Deepest Dive
43m (50m if you count a pleasure recompression chamber dive:teeth: )

Longest Dive
65 mins

Favourite Dive
Hard choice, between Tarbaka at Scapa Flow and Rosalie Moler in Red sea

Worst Dive
Astbury Mere water park, was a night dive and the viz was so bad I though my torch had gone out until I turned it to me face and saw it was on but not penetrating the bad viz!

What dive/trip would you most like to do
Galapagos islands

What ONE other question should I have included?
What is your favourite post dive snack?
And my answer would be ice cream in summer and hot chocolate in winter!
 

·
Just not enough dive time.
Joined
·
9,135 Posts
Name
Matt Binnie (hence MattBin)

Location
Herts
First Qualified
2001 - PADI OW

Club Member
None/YD

Highest Diving Qualification
Padi RD/Basic Nitrox

Instructor Yes/No
No

What other training have you found most rewarding

What’s your standard Kit
Twin indie 12's or inverted manifolded 10's (& stage/additional cylinder)

Where do you usually Dive
South Coast Summer (when it arrives) /Quarries when it doesnt.

Number of Dives
180 ish

Deepest Dive
37m

Longest Dive
no idea

Favourite Dive
Numerous, south coast U-Boats, Mulberry, anywhere after about a month 'dry'

Worst Dive
A couple were less than perfect, none really sent me over the edge though.

What dive/trip would you most like to do
A late summer evening on the far Mulberry.
Mexico cave diving - little or no chance though.

What ONE other question should I have included?
What's your next kit/training purchase?
No idea but I bet its expensive (in the long run)

Matt
 

·
Nefarious Activist
Joined
·
2,298 Posts
Name
Ian (Phoenix)


Location
Middlesex

First Qualified
11/04/03 - PADI OW

Club Member
N/A

Highest Diving Qualification
IANTD CCR MOD3

Instructor Yes/No
YES PADI OWSI

What other training have you found most rewarding


What’s your standard Kit
Ouroboros CCR

Where do you usually Dive
Brighton/Littlehampton

Number of Dives
420 ish

Deepest Dive
104m

Longest Dive
150 mins

Favourite Dive
Flying Enterprise

Worst Dive
Loop flood at Scapa

What dive/trip would you most like to do
HMS Victoria

What ONE other question should I have included?
Don't Know
 
1 - 20 of 448 Posts
Top