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Lone Frogman
09-11-2007, 12:20
What do you prefer diving in salt or fresh water?

NitroWill
09-11-2007, 12:22
Well, if it comes down to just the water and nothing else, I prefer fresh water....

But if it comes down to reality I prefer salt water because there aer much cooler things in salt water then freshwater :)

msprzeor
09-11-2007, 12:34
Same as above, thus far. Some day we're hoping to check out some caverns or even try cave diving which might be really cool. For now though, we enjoy salt water for the variety of life!

ertechsg
09-11-2007, 12:38
As long as viz is good and theres somthing to see who cares

willardj
09-11-2007, 12:58
I love the Salt water for the fish life.

I love the Fresh water for the ease of gear maint. and the beautiful limestone overhead's.

DUnder
09-11-2007, 13:01
I have to go with fresh water because there is no salt water around where I am at.

Hemlon
09-11-2007, 13:02
Saltwater...and warm temperatures.

Ok...and a mint on my pillow too.

Subaqua
09-11-2007, 13:03
salt water for the variety of marine life, visibility, warm.

TX1Chica
09-11-2007, 13:07
I love salt water for the fish and the amazing formations. I also love the viz. Being able to look around and see 100 foot in front and in back of you...when do we leave?:smiley1:

mm_dm
09-11-2007, 13:11
I don't get to do much saltwater so that would be my choice...so little time.

Zenagirl
09-11-2007, 13:18
I love the ocean, so my vote is for salt water diving (warm please!). However, I admit I've never dove in fresh water, so have no basis for comparison. ;)

Vegas
09-11-2007, 13:35
(couldn't have said it better.....)

ditto

Capt Hook
09-11-2007, 13:51
Salt for sea creatures, fresh for wrecks.

tremtech
09-11-2007, 14:10
Any water: we have both the Gulf and fresh water springs here in Crystal River Florida and they both have pluses at different times of the year

Charlotte Smith
09-11-2007, 14:39
Any water I can dive in is ok with me.....

finflippers
09-11-2007, 14:59
I am happy with fresh water, that is what I dive in most of he time But it is great when I can make it to the ocean.

RECDiver
09-11-2007, 15:02
Both, fresh and salt water.

texdiveguy
09-11-2007, 15:13
Fresh water hands down!!!

georoc01
09-11-2007, 15:25
I agree with the first answer in this thread. If its truly just about the water, I prefer fresh. However, You can't beat the colors, vis and sea life in salt water.

Stingray Brett
09-11-2007, 15:31
Salt water not much stuff i want to see in fresh

Ajuva
09-11-2007, 15:50
Has to be salt water.

diverdad
09-11-2007, 20:30
salt water for me as well. but i'll dive any where i can.

thesmoothdome
09-11-2007, 20:42
Only fresh water I've ever been in is my bathtub.

lucidblue
09-11-2007, 21:06
Warm blue saltwater.

dmdoss
09-11-2007, 21:24
Well, if it comes down to just the water and nothing else, I prefer fresh water....

But if it comes down to reality I prefer salt water because there aer much cooler things in salt water then freshwater :)


2nd Will on this.

bottomdweller
05-17-2009, 20:09
I can dive good freshwater diving any day,so I have to say saltwater cause that means I am on vacation!!!!

cruzan
05-17-2009, 20:15
Love salt water, except when it's time to clean up.

Damselfish
05-17-2009, 20:29
Saltwater is warm and clear and full of cool stuff (at least where I go.)

Freshwater provides a nice thorough gear rinsing.

Coastie6
05-17-2009, 21:16
After years of diving in New England and in S Florida, I have to say salt (warm or cold). Having trouble acclimating to a freshwater landlocked life in the Midwest.

Diver Kat
05-17-2009, 22:31
Given the option - saltwater. Like bottomdweller said - it means I'm on vacation! But I hit the freshwater lake at home as much as possible - at least it keeps me diving!

gee
05-17-2009, 22:32
I'm a spoiled salt water diver.

CompuDude
05-18-2009, 02:40
Fresh water is what I wash my gear in.

Seems like an interesting novelty, but I'll stick to salt water. More critters!

Spoiled? I guess I am...

IndyDiver
05-18-2009, 08:35
In general, I hate swimming in salt water compared to freshwater, but unfortunately that is where the really colorful stuff is.

If the Great Lakes had colorful fish and reefs, I would never dive in salt water again.

BouzoukiJoe A.K.A. wrecker130 AKA Chuck Norris AKA joeforbroke (banned)
05-18-2009, 09:44
I don't care about the salinity of the water. I like seeing interesting things. Around here the most interesting things are historical shipwrecks and diverse marine life. So, salt water hands down based on my location.

But the springs in Florida are ineteresting in their own right and they are fresh water. Then there are the Great Lakes with their well-preserved wrecks.

ColdPass
05-18-2009, 10:09
My saltwater dives for the most part have been in tandem with tropical vacations, which puts them at an advantage to my freshwater dives. Couple that with the worst vis I've dove in salt water being better than my best freshwater vis and saltwater really takes the prize. Of course I can dive freshwater for the cost of an air fill, and salt water takes at least $700 (for a flower gardens trip). Also, I can fit in a freshwater dive as part of an afternoon, where as saltwater takes weeks of planning and an entire weekend. So freshwater has some advantages.

UofTOrange
05-19-2009, 12:30
I dive mostly fresh water, but that's not by choice, it's because of money and availability. Stupid dark sand in Galveston

chinacat46
05-19-2009, 12:54
Saltwater all the way. I've got over 900 ocean dives and 8 fresh water.

ektess1
05-20-2009, 02:27
Started in fresh water; the Great Lakes. Moved on to salt water; ended up in South Florida. Never thought about fresh water before I hit the caves in North Florida. Undecided now.

mm2002
05-20-2009, 05:26
I enjoy both as long as there's something to see. Two weeks ago we did the grotto on Sat and Jupiter on Sun. Well rounded weekend!
I did screw up though, we should have done the saltwater the first day, and fresh the next. That would have eliminated much of the gear washing!

navyhmc
05-20-2009, 05:36
Both.

A lot more fresh water around here to dive so that's my primary medium. I do like the vis on a lot of the areas I dive salt too. The fresh water is a lot easier on the gear that salt also.

To me it doens't matter, as long as it's divable, it good enough for me.:smiley20:

andyrent
05-20-2009, 12:26
I prefer Salt. Visability is usually better and there are more things to see.

mm2002
05-20-2009, 17:37
A lot more fresh water around here to dive so that's my primary medium.


So what you're saying is that there IS saltwater diving in Kansas too?
That must be one hell of an inlet. :smilie39::smilie39::smilie39::smilie39:

navyhmc
05-20-2009, 18:34
A lot more fresh water around here to dive so that's my primary medium.


So what you're saying is that there IS saltwater diving in Kansas too?
That must be one hell of an inlet. :smilie39::smilie39::smilie39::smilie39:

Hutchinson salt mine has a brine pit at 2000' down. :smiley36::smiley36::smiley36:

mm2002
05-21-2009, 05:22
A lot more fresh water around here to dive so that's my primary medium.


So what you're saying is that there IS saltwater diving in Kansas too?
That must be one hell of an inlet. :smilie39::smilie39::smilie39::smilie39:

Hutchinson salt mine has a brine pit at 2000' down. :smiley36::smiley36::smiley36:


Sweet! I've never dove a brine pit. How's the vis @ 2000 ft?