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    I don't.
    <DIV>To me, an extreme sport is something that is very risky AND gets the adrenaline pumping. Years ago, I was a skydiver. Lots of adrenaline. I consider hang-gliding, boxing, downhill ski racing, ski jumping, etc., to be extreme sports.</DIV>
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    <DIV>But scuba, not really. It's so relaxing. As I release air from the BC and water rises past my mask, I am now in my own world accompanied only by the sounds of my breathing. Otherewise...silence. I watch and observe other divers and my surroundings. I am with them, yet, I am a world unto myself. My mind wanders or I am here in the moment. My choice. With Extreme Sports, if your mind wanders, you're going to get hurt.</DIV>
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    <DIV>Yes, I realize there are times when diving when your mind cannot wander. And I understand the risks of drowning, DCS, oxygen toxicity, animal interactions (stings, bites,, etc). But, for the most part, while suspended in watery space, it is a world of peace.</DIV>
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    <DIV>How extreme is that?</DIV>
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    you are right it is so relaxing and not near the risk of ski jumping , motocross among other dangerous things as long as you are carfully and pay attention but i still think i would consider it a extreme sport due to the risk, especially rescue diving and deep diving,just my input...oh and i guess insurance companies think so to just got health ins and they ask if you sky or scuba dive.
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    It's extremely expensive.. other than that, I would vote no.
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    haha, expensive, but not extreme, yes.
    there's really not a high element of risk, IMO. i consider scuba to be very safe on the whole


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    Extreme sport is riding a Harley around loop 610 in Houston, rush-hr traffic!
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    I think there are things you can do in scuba that are extreme. Deep diving and/or cave diving for example.

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    <DIV>Nope.</DIV>
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    <DIV>It's extremely expensive &lt; good one frank! [img]smileys/smiley14.gif[/img]</DIV>
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    <DIV>Gotta agree with Cichlid... Deep diving and/or cave diving increases the risks somewhat.</DIV>
    <DIV>It's all about being properly trained.</DIV>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rascal1933
    <DIV>It's all about being properly trained.
    Amen. Because we are properly trained, and if we practice what we learn, the risks are minimal. They are there; after all, you can suffer DCS while operating within NDL limits and taking precautions, such as ascending at 30 feet per minute.</DIV>
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    <DIV>Now, you can make it extreme. For instance, let's go taunt that Great White over there with this sirloin steak. That's Extreme...extremely STUPID.</DIV>
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    <DIV>edit: why did the font suddenly get small on my last line?</DIV>
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    Extreme sport---definitely not.

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    I always thought of scuba as a lazy mans sport.

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