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    Guppy
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    Luxury pastimes

    Well CNN considers scuba diving a Luxury past time, right up there with private pilots Yacht owners and and Rodeo Drive shoppers. So when the marketing mavens out there establish the belief that Scuba Diving a activity for the rich and famous, expect the prices of all our stuff ot go even higher.

    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/lei...ntent.1.5.html
    Last edited by pnevai; 08-30-2007 at 17:12.
    Who says Arabian Gulf Divers are mineless idiots?

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    Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?



    (I hope I am not dating myself with that reference)

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    could be. dive vacations to exotic locations, and expensive gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thor View Post
    Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?



    (I hope I am not dating myself with that reference)

    You are, but I guess I am too.

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    Um, I bought my first set of gear for $500, and overall only have about $1200 in the sport now. My roomates at Uni. have told me they brought $500 in SHIRTS alone.

    My scuba gear costs more than my entire wardrobe, it even cost more than my camera gear....but I've spent less on SCUBA than my roomates have on clothes.

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    When we decided to start scuba diving we did have to make some sacrifices...I'm a teacher and norine62 is a doctorate student so we are clearly not rolling in dough.

    The big thing that got the axe was our split season tickets for the Dallas Stars.
    Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.

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    Isn't it "whatever makes you happy?"....thats my philosophy.

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    I feel its costly, we just make the trade off if not rolling in dough. It would be a lot cheaper if dive sites didn't charge so much and after you get past the initial investment.

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    Diving is pretty durn expensive, at least to get started with. I made the mistake of keeping what I've spent on diving in an excel spreadsheet. It frightens me how much I've spent, and I know I'm not anywhere near a big spender.

    It's even worse thinking about how much I want to spend on diving... it never ends.

    At least diving locally is cheap.

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    I think it costs quite a bit to get into and i can see how many people cant afford to do it.

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