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just a question for the whole board...

Discussion in 'Travel & Places To Dive' started by porsc, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. porsc

    porsc Profound Pursuits

    with all of the beautiful and exotic places in the world to dive, why would you visit the same place more than once or twice?
    please ellaborate on the reasons, rather than just answering that you like the diving there.



    i, for one, have a hard time ever revisiting the same place, no matter how excellent the diving is. i am too curious about what else might be out there, and gaining the diving and cultural experiences of traveling to new places.
  2. crusty

    crusty Aquatic Soul

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  3. tdiving

    tdiving New Member

    when you dive several times at one and the same place you can push the limits. The conditions are never the same, aslo you can go deeper.

    you also know the place you can train different situations where you can increase the risk or just exercise - when you know the environment you are more willing to try risk scenarious. that is what i do when i dive the same place.

    But yes it is always exciting to dive to new places - if you can afford it
  4. sickbugs

    sickbugs spearo

    its an interesting question, i havnt been anywhere else yet, but i think that if i found a place i was very relaxed, had good friends there, and great freediving, id probably revisit it several times.
  5. MKDVR

    MKDVR New Member

    Money of course! ;)
  6. porsc

    porsc Profound Pursuits

    let me tighten up my original question, because i don't think the actual point that i was trying to get across was understood. i didn't mean if you live in a certain area, and dive that area consistantly. i was more interested in the people who save their money, and take a vacation to the same place, more than once. of course i dive in my backyard more than anywhere else, because i spend more time at home and it's cheaper. but, why would you save your money, and take a trip to dive the same place several times, instead of exploring all of the other places in the world?
  7. island_sands

    island_sands Erection Supervisor ;) Supporter

    I would return to the Maldives every year if I could. I love the marine life, the people, the currents and the familiarity. I am definitely a repeater guest.

    Not to say I dont want to travel elsewhere, but the Maldives has a magnetism for me. I guess some countries have a personal attraction.
  8. shaneshac

    shaneshac FIN TRASHER

    IBIZAAAAAA

    Blue water and MANUMISSION rofl rofl rofl
  9. porsc

    porsc Profound Pursuits

    i can truly understand that Island_Sands, for me it's the philippines. but, don't you want to see sipadan, png, grenadines, palau, solomon islands, raja ampat, lembeh straight, anderman sea, fiji, red sea, tahiti, vanuatu, galapagos, belize, dominica, jamaica, yap, chuuk, bikini, great barrier reef, silver banks, turks and caicos, aruba, bonaire, tobago, curacao, us vi's, b vi's, bermuda, greneda, florida keys, costa rica, bay islands, cozumel, croatia, greece, french riviera, italian riviera, malta, cyprus, corsica, maorca, roatan, hawaii and the medas islands of spain? ...and there are thousands of others that i have not listed.

    there are a few places that i have visited, that were so unimaginably wild and beautiful, that it bordered on cerebral overload, and i felt that i wanted to move there. but, the very thought of all of the other places that i haven't seen, keeps me on the move. what if what i am thinking is the zenith, really is just par for the course, and the reality is just that i haven't seen some of the other treasures of the world? the more you experience, the better qualified you are to make better judgements. than again, some say ignorance is bliss!
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2006
  10. island_sands

    island_sands Erection Supervisor ;) Supporter

    yes i do.
    all in good time ;)

    Medas islands of Spain wasn't that great :)
  11. porsc

    porsc Profound Pursuits

    they can't all be Palau, Sipadan or the Maldives!!! ...unfortunately!
  12. The Killer's me

    The Killer's me Ecologically Selective

    nice Q...i guess it is the same as eating something sweet.lets say u try Twix chocolate 2nd time u will try Mars 3rd time Bounty...in the end u will settle on the one that will give u the most fullfilment.

    always Keep a place for dessert right mate?:duh :duh :duh
  13. Poida

    Poida New Member

    The Killer's not me, The Killer's too much sugar.
  14. Scuba Brad

    Scuba Brad Scuba Brad

    Two words...........warm and clear. Well actually that was three words......is that allowed?

    Happy Diving
  15. Rockbrother

    Rockbrother Rock'nFish

    About 2 years ago I started taking extended diving holidays once a year. I've been to Thailand and Zanzibar (warm, clean and cheap). During each visit I promised myself I'll be back,

    but then again .............."sipadan, png, grenadines, palau, solomon islands, raja ampat, lembeh straight, anderman sea, fiji, red sea, tahiti, vanuatu, galapagos, belize, dominica, jamaica, yap, chuuk, bikini, great barrier reef, silver banks, turks and caicos, aruba, bonaire, tobago, curacao, us vi's, b vi's, bermuda, greneda, florida keys, costa rica, bay islands, cozumel, croatia, greece, french riviera, italian riviera, malta, cyprus, corsica, maorca, roatan, hawaii and the medas islands of spain"

    I am with you on this one,
    where to next:confused:
  16. lungfish

    lungfish Go and do it

    Great Question!

    For me, its a matter of being thorough. For example, I have been diving on the Great Barrier Reef and I have managed three trips of a couple weeks duration in the last year. I have been to about a dozen sites, probably a half-dozen times each, and they are never the same. Each time there is something different.

    I have been diving around the Big Island of HI for the last couple of years as well, and the same story applies. It takes days of diving a location to really get familiar with the critters and the terrain. Then I want to go there because I know the critters and the terrain......

    Certainly the world has many, many beautiful places and I have resigned myself to only being able to give a few of them the attention they deserve.

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  17. DeepThought

    DeepThought Freediving Sloth

    Lungfish, are you aware that touching corals is wrong? It seems that is what the diver is doing in that picture. :(
  18. lungfish

    lungfish Go and do it

    Actually, I am aware that touching corals is wrong. In fact, these coral are so delicate and rare that they are hard to find at depths above 30meters because currents and storms will damage them.... I am indeed balancing against a bleached out coral, I look before I touch.....and I am touching nothing with my right hand.

    and in this shot I am hovering behind a Giant Clam and some really nice corals, also on the GBR....I have come to this place repeatedly, and each time there is something new..... I could spend the next ten years on this stretch and never take it all in.

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2006
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  19. island_sands

    island_sands Erection Supervisor ;) Supporter

    rofl rofl
    i think i got into BIG trouble a while back for asking you the same question :D
  20. iceselkie

    iceselkie where did the summer go?

    ..haha Canada's not on this list!

    If money were not an issue, I'd globetrot too-- and I wouldn't just stick to the clear and warm, there's a lot of life in cold waters too. Having a bad experience would probably keep people from returning to a spot, making friends would have someone return to a spot.

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