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easyrider003
05-28-2008, 16:54
How many people are having to cut back on traveling to dive due to gas..... I know I am. When gas was around $3 a gallon it was costing me about $150

texdiveguy
05-28-2008, 17:06
It has in some way impacted the distance I have traveled so far this year for dive outings....sad deal.

waytooslow
05-28-2008, 17:55
with boat (42 gal) and truck (25 gal), have been cutting back, starting to ride motorcycle more and more weather permitting. I hate it...

DiverMAN
05-28-2008, 18:12
I don't drive unless I have to now and days, gas is a killer...

longtailbda
05-28-2008, 18:22
With a 9min commute and 15 mins. to the nearest beach dive, the high price of gas hasn't impacted my diving yet.

jtkkym
05-28-2008, 19:04
I wasn't pay too much attention to gas cost before but now...I pay more attention to how much it would cost to drive.

Geoff_T
05-28-2008, 20:13
I will admit to cutting down on some instate dive trips I had planned, in favor of local diving.

Duckydiver
05-28-2008, 20:26
I wouldn't say I'm cuttung back, I couldn't afford to travel beffor high gas prices, and I deffinetly can't afford it now.:smiley21:

matt151617
05-28-2008, 20:30
Considering it's 15 miles to the dive shop for a tank, 40 miles to the nearest lake, then another 40 miles back to the shop to return the tank, and another 15 miles back home... that's definately going to make me dive less.

cutter77
05-28-2008, 20:34
Cutting back on gas ...........saving more money for airfare for next trip.

Rainer
05-28-2008, 21:24
If prices keep going up, I could definitely see cutting back. As of now, no changes.

georoc01
05-29-2008, 09:09
I changed the location of my Rescue Class. Was going to do it in Santa Rosa, NM and am now doing it locally in Denver.

DUnder
05-29-2008, 10:26
I have a 2-3 hour drive to get to any dive site, so I will only dive about once a month. Will make it a weekend dive camping trip.

cummings66
05-29-2008, 10:27
I'm not diving as much as I used to because of prices. I'd love to, but you can only spend so much money on gas.

gthomas
05-29-2008, 11:19
We were taking two dive trips to Cozueml a year. Now I don't know how we are even going to make one? :smiley11:

DiveSooner
05-29-2008, 11:25
Since there is no real good spot to dive in these parts, I'm puting extra change into sow bellies for blue water trips.

MSilvia
05-29-2008, 11:50
I have a 35 mile commute each way, along a route not serviced by public transportation, so driving less isn't really an option for me. As a result of high gas prices, I got a fuel efficient car.

Of course, I live less than 2 miles from some good diving, so it hasn't had a major impact there either way.

COJeff
05-29-2008, 12:20
I've been trying to commute on my bike, and save the gas money for trips.

rawalker
05-29-2008, 12:32
With the prices today it is even a consideration when you are mowing your lawn.

Rainer
05-29-2008, 12:33
And sadly, prices just keep creeping up...

rawalker
05-29-2008, 13:07
And sadly, prices just keep creeping up...

You call that creeping up. I think the prices are in a race.

scubasamurai
05-29-2008, 16:45
time to breakout the scooter , but it is cheaper to drive to dive than it is to fly to dive with all those fees ouch!

ChrisA
05-29-2008, 16:56
Considering it's 15 miles to the dive shop for a tank, 40 miles to the nearest lake, then another 40 miles back to the shop to return the tank, and another 15 miles back home... that's definately going to make me dive less.

Sounds like buying a couple tanks would pay for itself real fast. Then you would only need to hit the dive shop after every two dives. That's what I do but I combine my trips to the shop with other shopping.

But then I live 10 minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Gas prices have cause me not to dive less but just to cut back on how far I'll travel north or south but 10 minutes due west still gets me to the beach.

TommyB
05-29-2008, 17:17
Gas was killing me at about 150.00 per trip for my Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel.
Was making 2 - 3 trips a week up to Cave Country in North Florida

So I went out and bought a new HHR on Monday. Keeping the truck for the big jobs..

Just need to figure out how to get all my gear into this "Woody Wagon" :)

TommyB
05-29-2008, 17:29
of couse, my wife said I should just dive this to the dive sites :)

Rainer
05-29-2008, 17:30
Gas was killing me at about 150.00 per trip for my Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel.
Was making 2 - 3 trips a week up to Cave Country in North Florida

So I went out and bought a new HHR on Monday. Keeping the truck for the big jobs..

Just need to figure out how to get all my gear into this "Woody Wagon" :)

What's the gas mileage of the new addition? Looks nice.

TommyB
05-29-2008, 17:31
What's the gas mileage of the new addition? Looks nice.

30+, which beats the heck out of that 2500 dodge 4x4 --

Rainer
05-29-2008, 17:32
Wow, that's pretty good. Can see the reason for the change. Should cut that gas bill in half (or more).

*Merlin*
05-29-2008, 18:25
Its making a trailer for the harley look better all the time. I could get all the dive gear in one of those small clam shell deals. 45 to 53 MPG would take the sting out of it. even though I have to burn the good stuff in the harley.

rawalker
05-29-2008, 18:34
Hmm maybe I could use one of those kiddy trailers that attach to a bicycle to haul my dive gear to the lake.

On second thought by the time I'd get there I'd be to tired to dive.

TommyB
05-29-2008, 18:35
Its making a trailer for the harley look better all the time. I could get all the dive gear in one of those small clam shell deals. 45 to 53 MPG would take the sting out of it. even though I have to burn the good stuff in the harley.

like this one :)
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