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!!
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
Well this year I know Mel beat me
, as I was not helping her with classes every other week and doing my own diving when she had to work because she is in Florida doing cave. I am not a fan of Florida caves. So I do not have 3 tech dives a day 5 days a week with her and classes this year that I had last year on top of mine own dives the weeks she had to work so my bottom time
is actually down from the norm. That and I have had to actually work since July so I have not dove much since then, this summer sucked as far as bottom time
went. I had some great dives on the coast but earning money took the fornt side this summer. So this year Fare less than last years hours.
By the why I can run up to 12 hrs on a single dive if I want to, and love to run 3+ hrs scooter dives on the LB Seaira or 5+ on the 850. I am putting toether a battery that will give up to 12 hrs of run time
on the scooter.
To me it is all thearpy, better than taking pain killer's