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What is the deepest" free dive" you've made?

  1. qwark profile image62
    qwarkposted 6 years ago

    Early in my diving yrs, it was common for me to dive to 60 ft to gather abalone and scallops of the coast of S Calif.

    A good working dive is about 2 minutes.

    I made a 100 ft free dive off Bimini in the Bahamas.
    The challenge I and a diving friend made, was to free dive to the bottom in 100 ft of water and bring back a handful of sand.

    It took me 4 tries to do it.

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my gosh Qwark that is amazing!  How cool are you?  I'm thinking waaaaaaaaayyyyyy cool.smile

      I jumped off a small rock cliff one time, like maybe 10ft up.  Even at that height I was too scared to dive in.  But it was pretty comical.  I'm a big girl, so my big butt made quite a splash!lol

      1. qwark profile image62
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hahahaha...Intimat, that is funny!! lol
        I started out as a commercial abalone diver in S Calif.
        I was too poor to by a "lung."
        I fell in love with "free diving."
        I taught it to my son in the Keys in Fla.
        He turned out to be a free and lung diver.
        I quit a few years ago when I retired. Took up fishin' lol
        Git in the lakes and ocean and try it with some real live fish. It's a beautiful world and fun.
        Qwark

    2. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow qwark!
      I got real brave and put my head under in the bathtub once. Scared the hell outta me!

      I can't imagine having your ability, or that of Cags either!

      I am in awe of both of you. smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol Hey Earnest! smile Hope you're well. smile

        1. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I'm great thanks mate!
          .....except for feeling a bit shaking thinking of what you guys do! smile
          I hope I find you happy and well! smile

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You're welcome. And, I'm pretty happy and well. smile

            1. earnestshub profile image86
              earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Great!
              You know Cags, I love the sea and watch every documentary I can see that involves exploration.
              I am aquaphobic yet love the beach and the open sea.
              I have struggled with it all my life. smile

              still.... I can dream of making a dive by reading this thread. smile

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                cool

      2. qwark profile image62
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        hahahaha...Earn, I thought of you as being an "older" (ahem)  Aussie beach bum and hot rodder...lol

        45 yrs of free diving! I think My father may have been a "horny" dolphin...lol

        Qwark

        PS...mmmhmmmm   clearing my throat. uhhh..I've got a hub about an encounter with a tiger shark in the Fla. Keys...called uhhh...sumthin about an incident at 7 mile bridge...but I know hub policy and......anyway...lol

        1. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You sure are a Lucky lucky bathplug Qwark!

          I would love to be so brave in water. smile
          Just saw the edit. I will have a gander at it. I still put links up if asked to. smile

          1. qwark profile image62
            qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol.....
            ...and I always read 'em!
            Qwark

    3. dutchman1951 profile image58
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      30 ft. was the most, off of Dominica.

      1. qwark profile image62
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Isn't the water beautiful down there?
        30 ft is a good dive.
        Most reef fish are in a range from surface to about 70-80 ft.
        I loved the big "jewfish"...200+ lbs in some of the coral caves.
        I dove the Dominican Republic waters, Costa rica and all of the Bahamas.  smile:
        Qwark

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Qwark, I think the most I've gone is about 50ft. But, then again, it isn't something I would attempt at this age, however, at that time, I was much healthier. lol

    1. qwark profile image62
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      50' is s good dive Cags!
      Yer no slouch!
      I'm healthy, but did it for almost 45 yrs. At almost 70?...naw!
      I'll just go fishin'...lol
      Qwark

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Qwark, I am only 43 years old, so when I did do it, I was about 18. lol I certainly wouldn't attempt it now. lol

  3. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago
    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Cags. I have already been there and left a comment. smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome. Oh well, I tried. tongue smile

      2. qwark profile image62
        qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'll check it out Earn, by the way that actually happened!

        Qwark

        1. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes I know! The truth always has a certain ring to it. Great true story!

          1. qwark profile image62
            qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks ma' friend! smile:

            Qwark

    2. qwark profile image62
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Cags!!!   I'd be "banned" for doin' that!  smile:
      Qwark

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Qwark, you can post links upon request by other hubbers. wink

        1. qwark profile image62
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Cags.

          After being banned a couple times, I'm vewy, vewy carwfull! lol

          Qwark

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You're welcome. smile


            lol lol lol

 
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