How many dives did you do in 2009?

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How many dives did you do in 2009?

1-49
23
28%
50-99
31
38%
100-149
15
18%
150-200
6
7%
200+
7
9%
 
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How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by spatman » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:30 pm

i only got in 70 dives in 2009. :crybaby:
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Winter » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:35 pm

83 in 9 months.
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by disappearinjon » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:07 pm

A measly 18 dives in '09, with 5:33 of bottom time.

But as of today, I completed my second drysuit orientation dive, so hopefully I'll spend a *lot* more time in the water in '10. (For the last six weeks I've been waiting to complete the drysuit course, and thinking it's too cold to do the semi-dry...) So the good news is I've got a drysuit and I'm ready to use it -- the bad news is I'm going to spend the next ten dives actually getting used to the drysuit and less time seeing what's going on around me.

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Dashrynn » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:18 pm

disappearinjon wrote:A measly 18 dives in '09, with 5:33 of bottom time.

But as of today, I completed my second drysuit orientation dive, so hopefully I'll spend a *lot* more time in the water in '10. (For the last six weeks I've been waiting to complete the drysuit course, and thinking it's too cold to do the semi-dry...) So the good news is I've got a drysuit and I'm ready to use it -- the bad news is I'm going to spend the next ten dives actually getting used to the drysuit and less time seeing what's going on around me.


your gonna spend more than 10 dives getting used to it.

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Joshua Smith » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:22 pm

spatman wrote:i only got in 70 dives in 2009. :crybaby:



For a guy who has to drive a couple hours to dive, That's actually pretty impressive.

I quit logging my dives right about when I hit a hundred. Every year, I think I might start again, but I never do it.
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Dashrynn » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:39 pm

oh and i have around 60 someodd dives since august 24 i forgot to log 5 or more dives and then theres some where it was really to shallow and short to count

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by mancub » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:19 pm

111. 2K10...222!? Maybe I'll shoot for 210 in 2010.

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by ldevore » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:14 pm

I was kind-of hoping I'd hit 100. Missed the mark by 5 stinking dives! :banghead: Next Year, I'm driving it home baby! :driving:

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Grateful Diver » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:43 pm

271 ... I spent a bit over ten and a half days underwater ... :biggrin:

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Geek » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:52 pm

82 since late may...
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by loanwolf » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:08 pm

just downladed the log for 2009 and cleared it for 2010 - 684hrs of bottom time.
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Grateful Diver » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:38 pm

loanwolf wrote: 684hrs of bottom time.


Holy sh!t ... that's like ... a month!

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Raydar » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:41 pm

I got in 1 dive. :biggrin:

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by loanwolf » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:46 pm

Grateful Diver wrote:
loanwolf wrote: 684hrs of bottom time.


Holy sh!t ... that's like ... a month!

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by no excuses » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:08 pm

about 30 for this year, right around 15 in last two months. Last dives before this year was in 1998. Gear has changed some since then lol.

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by LCF » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:27 pm

I've missed a couple because I forgot my computer or had to use a different one (and I only log off my downloads) but of logged dives, 185. Last year was 189. I'm pretty consistent. But this year, way more of them were out of town.
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by WylerBear » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:14 pm

Not enough. Exactly 100. Usually do closer to 125 or 130. Working sucks. It really interferes with my diving.
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by ktb » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:29 pm

I got OW certified at the beginning of May, and I did 78 dives in 2009. (I thought I was closer to 100--dammit!) But really, not bad for my first year . . .
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Tom Nic » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:15 pm

129 for me - about an average year. And just hit #500 New Years Day! \:D/
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Pinkpadigal » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:19 am

96 fun dives logged. Probably about 20-30 additional training dives that I didn't log. That is about my annual average.

2 dives so far in 2010!
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Tom Nic » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:37 am

Matt and I just added a poll to this thread. I find that sometimes folks will click a button that won't make a post. I hope that's true here! It's fun to get a read on how much "the average diver" is diving in our NWDC circles. If you've already posted please go back and add your dives to the poll. Thanks, and happy and safe diving in 2010!
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by pogiguy05 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:59 am

My goal in 2009 was to break the 100 barrier which I was able to do. I am thinking I have done about 50ish dives in 2009.I had about 40 dives in Sept. 2008 when I lost my computer and got my Suunto so I figure I was at about 50 at the start of 2009.

So far this year I have 1/2 a dive if you call surface swimming 1/2. Jan 1st had to call my first dive in 3 years cause WAY!!!! to many signals told me it was not a day to dive.

1.mask got knocked off.
2. forgot to hook up inflater hose.
3. everyone but one other diver entered at another point. which means we surface swam about 200 yards to them.
4. everyone said lets just drop and I had problems locating my reg, but then find it only to not be able to find my power inflater/dump hose.

That was enough and I swam back into the entry point and someone came back up to see what was wrong and I told them to just go on without me. Power inflater hose somehow got behind my head and I could just see the end to my right ear.

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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by gutholmj » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:44 pm

42 dives, Oct 22 - Dec 30. 34 hours of bottom time. Only 14 dives +75°F. Getting a drysuit changed everything about my perspective on diving the PNW. \:D/
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Sounder » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:34 pm

loanwolf wrote:just downladed the log for 2009 and cleared it for 2010 - 684hrs of bottom time.


Wow, even if you put 4 hours on a scrubber each time, that's 171 dives EACH lasting 4 hours or 342 dives EACH lasting 2 hours!! Unbelievable!!

I don't know how many I got, but my primary gauge says 52. Given that I didn't have it on a all the dives, but also did a few OW-class dives I wouldn't usually count, I think 50 is a good rough estimate. The cool part about this year was that due to my low availability to dive, I concentrated on "quality" for the dives I could do. One of these dives included the Diamond Knot which, to date, is the best dive of my life (thank you Richard, Doug, and the others). I also hit the Warren Car, the PB4Y, and several other dives that my new training opened up (thank you Scott, Peter, and Lynne). My trip to the Channel Islands definitely bumped up my numbers with yet more high-quality dives I'll never forget. It was a low-number year, but a very meaningful and memorable one.

I also logged 14 graduate classes (9 classes/year is considered "full time"), each involving 32 hours of in-class time, and I calculated they each required an average of about 2 hours/week of homework and studying. So I spent a little over a month on school. Had I been diving all those 784 hours instead, that'd been a whole lot cooler.

2010 promises to have a much better ratio of school : diving hours, especially after March!! :partydance: In 2010 I'm aiming for more memorable dives, and many more "bubble blowing with buddies" dives around our local haunts. 2010 is the year my bottom time exceeds the time school requires. :bday:
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Re: How many dives did you do in 2009?

Post by Dusty2 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:57 pm

pogiguy05 wrote:My goal in 2009 was to break the 100 barrier which I was able to do. I am thinking I have done about 50ish dives in 2009.I had about 40 dives in Sept. 2008 when I lost my computer and got my Suunto so I figure I was at about 50 at the start of 2009.

So far this year I have 1/2 a dive if you call surface swimming 1/2. Jan 1st had to call my first dive in 3 years cause WAY!!!! to many signals told me it was not a day to dive.

1.mask got knocked off.
2. forgot to hook up inflater hose.
3. everyone but one other diver entered at another point. which means we surface swam about 200 yards to them.
4. everyone said lets just drop and I had problems locating my reg, but then find it only to not be able to find my power inflater/dump hose.

That was enough and I swam back into the entry point and someone came back up to see what was wrong and I told them to just go on without me. Power inflater hose somehow got behind my head and I could just see the end to my right ear.

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