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Old 23 December 2009, 03:44   #21
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A lad I know well is in a similar situation. He has a headful of metal plates and screws. Diving is a no-no. However, he's relatively fit and does a quiet spot of SCUBA in the 3-8 meter range. He's got no risks from Deco and less than a BAR of extra pressure to contend with. Frankly, I think he often sees more life on the dives too. Your problem will be finding someone you can dive with... You could simply go for a try dive and stay shallow.

I'm not sure you'd like diving though. And then there's the hairy mary diver wimmin Generally, they have to show ID just to get into the Ladies showers
i'm with you on this one, shallow dives give you load more fun, no surface interval times, longer dives, better light, usually more life
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Old 23 December 2009, 13:32   #22
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i'm with you on this one, shallow dives give you load more fun, no surface interval times, longer dives, better light, usually more life
True to a large extent, but also prone to surge and surface wave action, and lacks many of the critters that don't like the barely subtidal zone.

Around here (Central California coast) there's often a 5 to 20 foot layer of plankton; having a boat lets me get under that layer without having to do a long surface swim (or wasting a good part of the dive in soup.)

Just a differing opinion;

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Lads, I know the sensible thing to do is to stay well clear. But there's a couple of factors involved.

1: I don't want to go deep, just experience a bit of time underwater.
2: The next 3-6 months are make or brake for me. If the new medication doesn't work it'll either take me an hour to walk 10 yards or I'm 6ft under. No jokes this time, the shit is flying through the air and is about to hit the fan. So I want to do somethings, mainly to say I have but also to look back on a bit. I'm 32 this time and haven't had enough time to do it all.

I've already got a rep on here for not going out in my RIB much, fair enough I haven't since i decided to put in a new console and everything. But now it's looking like I may not get much use out of it at all.


Live life to the max lads and ladies, you'll regret it.

BTW, anyone know of some good looking, open minded ladies? They can help me with 80% of my list.
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BTW, anyone know of some good looking, open minded ladies? They can help me with 80% of my list.
I know I've mentioned it a few times but Wind Street in Swansea was full of naughty ladies.

I've done quite a few shallow dives around here and really enjoyed them, you can stay down for longer in shallow water too.
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contact your local club and do a try dive in the pool, some people cant equalise due to sinus trouble and cant dive either. if that works out get yourself out to el gouna for a week, longwood do cheap holidays and there is an outfit named dive tribe who are very good, its easy stress free diving usual depth around 15-18m with loads of species diversity
i could take you in for a dip around anglesey but it is cold and stressful and not much to see
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Incidentally folk that think it isn't possible to get bent in less than 10m or water are mistaken.
It is also the area of greatest pressure changes and in consequence is not quite as safe as some folk think, moving up and down in a see saw profile even in 10m is asking for trouble.
If you are on this sort of medication and regime I really wouldn't recommend it, really.
As far as 0-10m life is concerned I would agree in places like the Red sea but not in the UK where current is the major factor in the amount of life.
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As far as 0-10m life is concerned I would agree in places like the Red sea but not in the UK where current is the major factor in the amount of life.
Sorry BruceB, not in my experience. Having said that, I'm not advocating JSP should take the plunge.
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He could do inland dives, I dived here and although it was cold I enjoyed it:

http://www.dive-site.co.uk/
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Contact a diving medical referee local to yourself and ask them for an opinion.

No-one on here can tell you if you'll be allowed to dive or not.

You can find a list of medical referees here:

http://www.bsac.com/core/core_picker...st+of+Referees

You can find some other general medical info here:

http://www.bsac.com/page.asp?section...edical+Matters

You may find that a telephone conversation and 10 for them to endorse a medical form is all you need. You may however need to submit for a medical exam or they may tell you it is a non-starter.

I have been diving for 26 years () and would not dream of making a diagnosis for you on a forum!!!

Go on....see what they say, it can be great down there.......especially in the shallows; you don't have to go deep to have a good time

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There have been moments, such moments!, when I found myself suspended over coralline sands, picked out in stray shafts of light that filtered down through gently moving kelp, where small fry darted around me and Life went about it's business on the wall of rock ahead. And I have thought; "If it had to be, now would be a good time..."

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