Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 65

Thread: when is it ok to think about cavern dives and doing the cert?

  1. #21
    Grouper
    Join Date
    07/14/2010
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    544
    Quote Originally Posted by bigman241 View Post
    So does that mean I am ready to solo????. Like solo, I do not feel it is really anyones business to just tell a diver do not do it, for what ever reason. But I open it up for them to say so when I ask, I ask because I DO NOT WANT TO DROWN.

    I never feared it until my reg free flowed the other day and I had to grab my octo, now I kind of fear or well respect it, honestly if I was stuck and was going to drown I think my knife would be the better way to go.
    Big, you will know when you are ready and when you are ready you will not ask anyone when the time is right. To me it is just like running in a burning building. I did not do it the first day and had several fires under my belt before I was the first one in. Do I think about it now, yes I think about it every time just as when I go diving, I respect the dangers, I know my limitations, and I know the consequences of screwing up....long slow walks with sad music!!!!
    Lets see, to dive or not to dive? Well that is a stupid question, DIVE, DIVE, DIVE, and then DIVE some more as long as it is safe!!!!!

  2. #22
    Shark
    Join Date
    03/21/2008
    Location
    key largo florida
    Age
    34
    Posts
    3,408
    Ya, next to drowning, burning would be the worst, actually I would say worst then drowing. I comend you for being a firefighter, and everyone else on here. You guys do not get enough credit.
    Quote Originally Posted by FFDiver View Post
    Big, you will know when you are ready and when you are ready you will not ask anyone when the time is right. To me it is just like running in a burning building. I did not do it the first day and had several fires under my belt before I was the first one in. Do I think about it now, yes I think about it every time just as when I go diving, I respect the dangers, I know my limitations, and I know the consequences of screwing up....long slow walks with sad music!!!!

  3. #23
    Guppy
    Join Date
    03/24/2008
    Location
    United States
    Age
    32
    Posts
    219
    Quote Originally Posted by gNats View Post
    You'll be ready when you don't feel it's anybody's business and you don't feel you need their approval.
    Well then, IUCRR is full of divers who are ready.
    http://jamesg.net
    -James Garrett

  4. #24
    Shark Founding Member
    Join Date
    07/15/2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Age
    64
    Posts
    2,066
    Images
    2
    This is off the subject ( a little), but since you are going down to FL, why don't you look at some of the dives similar to BT that are unescorted. Devil's Den comes to mind. It has the feel of a cavern. Some may argue that it is a cavern, but you don't need a cavern course. Just Advanced I think. You can use a light, in fact I recommend it. It might even be required, but I don't remember.

    Plus it's really a cool place to go just to say you've been there.
    Last edited by BSea; 10-20-2010 at 22:50.
    "Human beings are flawed individuals. The cosmic bakers took us out of the oven a little too early. And that's the reason we're as crazy as we are." - Desdemona

    You don't know Desdemona? . . . "She runs this space station and bake shop down near Boomtown."
    - Jimmy Buffett

  5. #25
    Barracuda
    Join Date
    09/13/2007
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,736
    Quote Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
    Well then, IUCRR is full of divers who are ready.
    Big Time
    When you turn your air on does it return the favor?!
    "I'd rather die while im living, than live while I'm dead!" -Jimmy Buffett

  6. #26
    Barracuda
    Join Date
    09/30/2008
    Location
    SW Missouri
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,509
    Quote Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
    Well then, IUCRR is full of divers who are ready.
    I don't know what IUCRR is, but if you keep this thread in the context of the OP, he has a habit of asking people who has never dove with him all sorts of questions regarding his timing and dive progression.

    Which is sortof absurb. Also, I think many people will agree. There is mental ready and skill ready. Only he will know if he is mental prepared to take the training. At which point, he won't ask when would he be ready. Hopefully, his instructor will determine if his skills are ready.

    Frankly, I agree with other posters. Tim at times worries more about taking courses before he has perfected his existing skills. Training is great but you also need to take the time to reinforce what you have learned.
    No one has ever retold valiant stories of logic - for all good stories are driven by emotion and the spirit.

  7. #27
    Guppy
    Join Date
    03/24/2008
    Location
    United States
    Age
    32
    Posts
    219
    Quote Originally Posted by gNats View Post
    I don't know what IUCRR is, but if you keep this thread in the context of the OP, he has a habit of asking people who has never dove with him all sorts of questions regarding his timing and dive progression.

    Which is sortof absurb. Also, I think many people will agree. There is mental ready and skill ready. Only he will know if he is mental prepared to take the training. At which point, he won't ask when would he be ready. Hopefully, his instructor will determine if his skills are ready.

    Frankly, I agree with other posters. Tim at times worries more about taking courses before he has perfected his existing skills. Training is great but you also need to take the time to reinforce what you have learned.
    IUCRR is a cave recovery organization. They specialize in taking people out of caves who thought they were ready, but weren't. I was just pointing out flawed logic.
    http://jamesg.net
    -James Garrett

  8. #28
    Barracuda
    Join Date
    09/13/2007
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Age
    31
    Posts
    1,736
    Recovery organization for cave diving deaths. International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery

    International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery
    When you turn your air on does it return the favor?!
    "I'd rather die while im living, than live while I'm dead!" -Jimmy Buffett

  9. #29
    Barracuda
    Join Date
    08/05/2007
    Location
    Joplin, MO-10 Miles from Blue Water Lake (AKA ORONOGO)
    Posts
    1,397
    Quote Originally Posted by Scuba Pete View Post
    I would suggest that you find a Cavern instructor when you are down in Florida. Take the class from an instructor from NSS-CDS or NACD. When you find an instructor talk to them, try to get in the water with them and have them evaluate you to see if they think that you are ready to take the class. Every diver is different in terms of skills underwater. Some people take very well to the skills and it seems easy, while others it takes a long time to be comfortable. I tend to think that from cavern on up, just because you paid money for a certification does not mean that you will get the certification. Most instructors will work with you and get train you to meet their standards or better.

    Yeah, remember, AGENCY means everything! :eyeroll:

    Someone might call you a stroke otherwise!
    PADI Dive Master, Master Diver, and Cavern. SDI Solo Diver. DSAT Tec 50. TDI Trimix.

  10. #30
    Barracuda
    Join Date
    09/30/2008
    Location
    SW Missouri
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,509
    Quote Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
    IUCRR is a cave recovery organization. They specialize in taking people out of caves who thought they were ready, but weren't. I was just pointing out flawed logic.
    Again the comment was in regards to taking training. Not entering a cave. If you have to ask when is it appropriate to take a course, chances are YOU ARE NOT FREAKING READY.

    Try to stay on point.
    No one has ever retold valiant stories of logic - for all good stories are driven by emotion and the spirit.

Page 3 of 7 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Got the Cavern Cert!
    By navyhmc in forum Cave and Cavern
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-19-2010, 21:07
  2. Cavern Class in OK?
    By DJBadfish in forum Cave and Cavern
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-06-2010, 15:06
  3. PADI Cavern?
    By FishFood in forum General Scuba Training Questions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-07-2009, 00:21
  4. OW Cert. Dives
    By maddhadder in forum Open Water Diver
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-28-2008, 16:20
  5. First post-cert dives
    By Wozzer in forum Scuba Stories, Comments & Questions that don't fit elsewhere!
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-02-2007, 12:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •