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.
Oh my gosh Qwark that is amazing! How cool are you? I'm thinking waaaaaaaaayyyyyy cool.
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!
Hahahaha...Intimat, that is funny!!
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'
Git in the lakes and ocean and try it with some real live fish. It's a beautiful world and fun.
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.
I'm great thanks mate!
.....except for feeling a bit shaking thinking of what you guys do!
I hope I find you happy and well!
You're welcome. And, I'm pretty happy and well.
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.
still.... I can dream of making a dive by reading this thread.
hahahaha...Earn, I thought of you as being an "older" (ahem) Aussie beach bum and hot rodder...
45 yrs of free diving! I think My father may have been a "horny" dolphin...
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...
You sure are a Lucky lucky bathplug Qwark!
I would love to be so brave in water.
Just saw the edit. I will have a gander at it. I still put links up if asked to.
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. :
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.
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'...
Thank you Cags. I have already been there and left a comment.
I'll check it out Earn, by the way that actually happened!
Thanks Cags!!! I'd be "banned" for doin' that! :
Hey Qwark, you can post links upon request by other hubbers.
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