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bap521
12-01-2009, 20:44
Haven't got certified, but when i do is just being in shape from sports all year long good enough?

kwigleydownunder
12-01-2009, 21:48
The most strenuous part about diving is gearing up. If you can lift about 50 lbs, and get yourself into the water, you're golden. The rest is all weightlessness and leisurely paced swimming...unless you get caught in a current, but that's what fins are for, right?
Most divers I know, myself included (unfortunately,) are overweight, if that tells you anything about the physical fitness level required for the sport.
Of course it never hurts to be in shape. You will get more time out of your air, etc. You will learn all of this in your certification class though.
Good luck. And welcome to diving.

bap521
12-01-2009, 22:08
Thanks. I went once at my lake and it was shallow and i had some cramps in my leg because they were bent when i was getting my stuff on. I'm in pretty good shape so i should be good.

navyhmc
12-02-2009, 00:05
Doing a little swimming will help too. There is a swim test as part of the class.

SEMO Scuba
12-02-2009, 18:51
Hey I'm not overweight. I'm the ideal weight for someone 4" taller than me!

bap521
12-02-2009, 20:52
alright. im a good swimmer so i dont think that will be a problem. i have a cabin on a lake and can practice before i do

tfd86
12-04-2009, 05:51
Th fact that your a highschool freshman should make you fit enough to dive but then again ths days you never know. Are you a Xboxer or one that actually goes outside?

bap521
12-04-2009, 20:35
i play soccer (it's ending after this weekend) football(done) basketball(current) im going to wrestle and play track. so i would say im in pretty good shape. i lost 14 pounds since the summer i was 178 now im 164

tfd86
12-05-2009, 08:09
Sounds like you will have plenty of wind to pass any of the swimming test's

scubastud
12-05-2009, 14:43
I see no issues, but it is always good to be in the best shape ya can... remember wetsuits are NOT forgiving!
And +1 what the others said, the better in shape, the more fun you will have!

navyhmc
12-05-2009, 22:59
If you're that active, you'll have no problems with the physical aspects. It a lot of skills and memory.

bap521
12-07-2009, 23:02
I am good at swimming, and i have dove once and i didn't have a problem with boyancy sp. and im pretty smart for being 15 so i think ill be good. i found 2 of my friends from school that also want to get certified so that will be fun. I'm glad I'm starting early in life