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porsche060
08-14-2007, 13:38
We were using an 8 foot pool, but the last day switch to a 12 foot pool which was an adjustment. Curious what foot pool you guys had?

ScubaToys Larry
08-14-2007, 13:46
Our pool is right about 12 in the deep end, 4.5 in the shallow. Each section is 35 feet by about 18 feet, so we have a fair amount of room to move around there.

thesmoothdome
08-14-2007, 13:47
Most of my training was done in in a 12 foot deep pool.

TAH 73
08-14-2007, 13:55
The first time I went through my OW course I had the oppertunity to dive in a pool that had olympic diving platforms at the installation so the deep end of the pool was ~10m (about 30ft).
The second time it was in a 10ft pool.

mwhities
08-14-2007, 13:57
15' pool here.

Michael

Centerius
08-14-2007, 14:05
16 feet. We have a couple high diving boards at the pool.

rubberduck
08-14-2007, 14:10
12' deep pool.

chinacat46
08-14-2007, 14:13
12' deep pool as well.

cgvmer
08-14-2007, 14:35
started in a 51/2 ft pool.moved to an enclosed beach area deepest 15ft

creggur
08-14-2007, 14:35
The one we used was 10' deep. Our instructor jokingly referred to that end of the pool as the abyss..

thor
08-14-2007, 15:04
12 foot pool. 4.5 feet in Shallow. Do you remember the first time you breathed underwater? Was that not the coolest feeling in the world?

troyds
08-14-2007, 15:06
13ft pool. Breathing under water for the first time was really cool.

liuk3
08-14-2007, 15:48
I've only been in pools 9-10 ft. deep. You guys are lucky to get pools 15-30 ft. deep.

Xspect
08-14-2007, 20:40
OW - olympic pool 30 feet university pool
AOW - at the LDS 15 feet

techgnostic
08-14-2007, 21:43
16 feet. We have a couple high diving boards at the pool.

Ditto, the army base had an old 10 meter board, so the depth was 16'. It was kinda like cliff diving, without the treacherous walk up.

cummings66
08-14-2007, 22:07
Mine was 3 feet to 12 feet deep. A nice salt water pool.

DivingsInMyBlood
08-14-2007, 22:23
12 foot for me, wish we had a deeper pool because of all the swimmers.

Formerly 45yroldNewbie
08-14-2007, 22:56
Ours was in a high school and was 15' at the deepest point.

sidneydiver
08-15-2007, 00:13
6ft for me, boo!

Phestr
08-15-2007, 00:46
Marine training pool. 20ft

CompuDude
08-15-2007, 01:37
The two pools I train in most have been 12' and 14' deep. I prefer the 14' depth by far.

tx.lakerat
08-15-2007, 08:30
12' here!

WV Diver
08-15-2007, 08:40
I did most of my work in a 10' pool but did a lot of my DM work in an 8' pool.

94GTStang
08-15-2007, 08:42
Had a 12ft pool here. I enjoyed those pool days looking back at it

wxboy911
08-15-2007, 09:00
The pool was 9ft at the deep end and 4 1/2 in the shallow end-We were only supposed to use two or three lanes during class but once in awhile we would venture under the Lap Lanes-they were not using the bottom 4 feet of their side anyway.

Yes they did tell us to stop swimming under the lappers...

uzzell20
08-15-2007, 09:09
used a private pool which was only 9 feet deep

Disneymom
08-15-2007, 09:13
14' deep.

Skinsfan1311
08-15-2007, 10:40
12 ft.........

3rdEye
08-15-2007, 12:08
10 ft here....a 30 ft would have been nice

Zenagirl
08-15-2007, 13:20
Never trained in a pool. Our confined sessions for OW were done on Maui in the ocean. We were at about 15' or so with over 80' of viz. :D

CompuDude
08-15-2007, 13:43
Never trained in a pool. Our confined sessions for OW were done on Maui in the ocean. We were at about 15' or so with over 80' of viz. :D
Odd... my OW sessions were in Maui (Weilea), and we used a pool for the intro stuff, before heading out to the reef. I suppose it's possible things have changed in 20 years, however. LOL

porsche060
08-15-2007, 14:21
Training in the ocean, I'd be scared of liability issues if someone cant cut it

georoc01
08-15-2007, 16:38
11 feet here. But with the altitude adjustment it would be about 15' :)

Zenagirl
08-15-2007, 19:46
Odd... my OW sessions were in Maui (Weilea), and we used a pool for the intro stuff, before heading out to the reef. I suppose it's possible things have changed in 20 years, however. LOL

We trained up in Lahaina through a dive shop, not a resort. Did you do your training at a resort?

I have to say that we did our first "pool dives" a couple of months ago to check our gear prior to a summer trip, and both of us commented how glad we were to have done our training in the ocean. It was FAR more fun and interesting than being in a swimming pool.

rktman26
08-15-2007, 21:45
We used the pool on the military base nearby. 12 feet deep.

CompuDude
08-16-2007, 03:36
Odd... my OW sessions were in Maui (Weilea), and we used a pool for the intro stuff, before heading out to the reef. I suppose it's possible things have changed in 20 years, however. LOL

We trained up in Lahaina through a dive shop, not a resort. Did you do your training at a resort?

I have to say that we did our first "pool dives" a couple of months ago to check our gear prior to a summer trip, and both of us commented how glad we were to have done our training in the ocean. It was FAR more fun and interesting than being in a swimming pool.
Maui Dive Shop. They used to use the pool at what was then Stouffer's Weilea Resort, and Ulua Beach (or was it Mokapu?) for the first dives, if memory serves. (My logbook isn't handy at the moment)

RECDiver
08-16-2007, 07:43
I teach in a 12 foot pool.

torrey
08-16-2007, 08:58
Our class did our pool sessions in an 8 ft pool in one of the shop employees backyards. Hey, you work with what you have.

Jaymeany
08-16-2007, 09:04
Ours was 5 ft on the shallow end and 12 or so on the deep. The shallow was nice for the half mask and full mask fill and clear. So of the less comfortable students really needed the shallow water.

Zenagirl
08-16-2007, 09:23
Maui Dive Shop. They used to use the pool at what was then Stouffer's Weilea Resort, and Ulua Beach (or was it Mokapu?) for the first dives, if memory serves. (My logbook isn't handy at the moment)

We did ours with Lahaina Divers. At the time, we were able to do all of our certification dives off their boats. It was cool to do our "confined" portion right off the beach in the ocean (the water was flat and calm where we trained), then do the additional 4 dives off their boats. We felt completely spoiled, and when the 4 other divers in our group put off their boat dives for a day, we wound up with private instruction for our dives. Worked out great and we really learned a lot....but we did have an excellent instructor, and almost 4 years later, I know now to appreciate him even more. :D

CompuDude
08-16-2007, 10:54
Maui Dive Shop. They used to use the pool at what was then Stouffer's Weilea Resort, and Ulua Beach (or was it Mokapu?) for the first dives, if memory serves. (My logbook isn't handy at the moment)

We did ours with Lahaina Divers. At the time, we were able to do all of our certification dives off their boats. It was cool to do our "confined" portion right off the beach in the ocean (the water was flat and calm where we trained), then do the additional 4 dives off their boats. We felt completely spoiled, and when the 4 other divers in our group put off their boat dives for a day, we wound up with private instruction for our dives. Worked out great and we really learned a lot....but we did have an excellent instructor, and almost 4 years later, I know now to appreciate him even more. :D
Sounds nice. :) We did our main OW dives off boats also... there were a more dives back then. I think we did 2 dives off the beach right there, and then 4 more dives off the boats. It also took a full week of classes and instruction every day (although not all day, we were usually done by early afternoon).

NitroWill
08-16-2007, 11:22
4 feet shallow - 8 feet deep - was a little on the shallow side but worked just fine

tbuckalew
08-16-2007, 11:29
My OWI and OWII, Adv (now called Master), and Rescue (that's what NAUI used to call them) were all in a 30' pool in Bad Toelz, Germany (Army base). Was pretty nice to work in.

I was working on my AI at a YMCA shop and we used the YMCA pool on NorthHaven Rd in Dallas (olympic) - that wasn't too bad either.

I still break out the gear when its been too long between dives and practice basic skills in my pool (5' in the middle). Not much - but when you can blow bubbles, sometimes it doesn't matter.

mwhities
08-16-2007, 11:56
I still break out the gear when its been too long between dives and practice basic skills in my pool (5' in the middle). Not much - but when you can blow bubbles, sometimes it doesn't matter.

Best place to practice buoyancy skills. :)

Michael

Buoyant1
08-16-2007, 20:40
12 feet

chewyjr15
08-17-2007, 16:17
when i start my training it will be done in a 14 foot pool, but at my house here we have a 13 foot deep pool so i can always have a handy testbed for new equipment!:smiley20:

techgnostic
08-18-2007, 02:36
when i start my training it will be done in a 14 foot pool, but at my house here we have a 13 foot deep pool so i can always have a handy testbed for new equipment!:smiley20:

Make sure you do it with a trained person around when you test. It is real easy to feel at home in you own pool...like nothin' can go wrong.

chewyjr15
08-18-2007, 02:49
i wont be using my pool until i am ow certified

plot
08-18-2007, 10:20
15'-16' range i think

shotthebreeze
08-19-2007, 13:55
For day 1 we were in a regular lap pool...3-4 feet in the shallow end and 10 in the deeper end. For day 2, we were in a diving pool...16 feet of pleasure...

subsur
08-19-2007, 14:18
25 meters long, 6 lanes across, ~10-12 ft deep at the deep end. having said that, an LDS has a deal with MIT for classes, so i did all my OW classes at MIT pool. instructor said it's the best pool to do OW.

Hollywood703
08-20-2007, 15:34
olympic size pool with a high dive board....i think those are over 15 feet deep

Doghouse
08-21-2007, 12:11
Pool time was 9' and I tell you that is a pain to get your boyancy correct.
Confined was 15' lake behind the shop.
Open water exam was in the quarry.

robanna
08-21-2007, 12:54
14' for my OW class. I still go every now and then to an olympic size pool (14') in the winter if I've got new gear to test it out.

ScubaJenn81
08-21-2007, 13:04
4 foot shallow end, 12 feet deep end

JugglingMonkeys
08-21-2007, 13:19
About 10 feet and too many people in a small place.

BobbyWombat
08-23-2007, 12:31
The pool we used was 6 ft deep. Great or terrible for learning buoyancy control, depending on how you look at it.

greyzen
08-23-2007, 12:44
Dive pool at the LDS I went to was 3ft down to 5ft and then a sharp decline to 12ft. Was also salinated to give it extra lift.

IMO great for buoyancy practice