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#102899 05/11/05 12:55 PM
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If anyone is familiar with Snuba, do you know if it is offered by any outfit in Belize?? Really wanted to try it out.


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#102900 05/11/05 01:02 PM
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Protech may have it, I remember something about it a while back.


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#102901 05/11/05 03:46 PM
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We have the technology but the more I study it the less I like it, so don't think I'll be offering it.

#102902 05/11/05 04:08 PM
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I agree, IMO its designed for people with little or no diving skills and advertised as easy to do, but is potentially very dangerous. I can see it being useful for certified divers working in shallow water for extended periods of time.


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#102903 05/12/05 09:22 PM
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Stepping off the curb in Manhattan is potentially very dangerous?

#102904 05/13/05 12:48 AM
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I'm glad to hear that Pedro2 decided not to go with the SNUBA.

With regard to SNUBA, there are real concerns. There's always danger breathing compressed air under the water. It is necessary to understand very well, the need to continue to breath and *never* hold your breath. Too quick an ascent from even a *very* shallow depth can be dangerous. Boyles Law applies to SNUBA the same as it does with SCUBA.


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#102905 05/13/05 07:30 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback. My wife isn't interested in PADI certification and for our anniversary trip I was looking for a compromise. I'll keep looking and maybe we'll both just snorkel.


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#102906 05/13/05 08:32 AM
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Try a "Discover SCUBA" session, no need for certification. Most of the dive shops with instructors offer the course.

#102907 05/13/05 09:17 AM
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Excellent and clear thinking by everyone here, IMO. Snuba appears to have been developed as a form of resort entertainment and, in my mind, has more risk that most operators make apparent to potential clients. Discover SCUBA, on the other hand, is an excellent alternative...and there's nothing at all wrong with snorkeling, especially in places like Mexico Rocks. Very beautiful and full of life--lots to see from 0-12'.


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#102908 05/13/05 07:55 PM
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I am a little confused about some of the statements on snuba. As I understand it snuba is snorkling with a tank and reg. No weights, so you float on the surface like snorkling but breath through a reg and tank (on the surface)like diving. So how does any compression concerns come into play???


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