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  1. #111
    Grouper
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    I talked 2 DAN and they have a diver at the age of 85 that has dive insurance with them. Just keep diving!!!!

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    Guppy
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    IM GLAD U LIKE MY WEIRD SENSE OF HUMOR. LIKE DUDE, YOU REALLY LIKE NEED TO LAY OFF THE CAPS BUTTON. IT LIKE MAKES IT SEEM LIKE YOU'RE LIKE CONSTANTLY SCREAMING OR SOMETHING, WHICH CAN GET LIKE ANNOYING FOR ALL US REGULAR FOLKS.[/quote]

    WHAT WAS THAT YOUNG FELLA...I'M A BIT DEAF!!
    "Scenery, serenity & adventure."

  3. #113
    This thread has been enjoyable, informational, and motivational for a rookie diver at the age of 38.

  4. #114
    Grouper
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    Until you can't. Enjoy every moment!

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    Grouper
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    One of the best divers we ever met was a lady who spent 30 years in the navy, then went on to ball room dancing and now is a course director for padi.
    about 70 years old.

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    Megalodon
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    One of my isntructors is now 85 and is still diving. I say keep at it until you can't. That's my plan.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

  7. #117
    Grouper
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    I have no plans to quit. But, my body will probably have an overriding input. So I'll take it one dive at a time. My next dive could be my last....but I doubt it!

  8. #118
    Grouper
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    Last year we met a diving coulple in their 70's. Ran into them again this year. unfortunately the wifes mental state has taken a turn, and now can't. However, every day 2/day, the daughter helped get her fully geared up, took her into the water, and walked her about (like how they resusitate sharks),as she(the mother) "dove" around for a few min. She was sooo happy to be still "diving"!!
    With the privilege of diving, comes the responsibility of conservation.

  9. #119
    Grouper
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    I'm quite confident that God is going to take me long before I want to stop diving, so I'm just going for it!

  10. #120
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    The biggest factor is not age, although age "is" a factor. Good question. The awnser is each individual person has a different Basal Metabolic Rate. How easy does your body burn calories and that has a relationship with lifestyle and activity. In my opinion you can SCUBA until you turn 100 as long as you stay physically fit to engage in that sport specific activity of swimming for recreation. BMR decreases with age to a substantial degrading percentage but differs from person to person.

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