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Re: Snuba #93246
11/01/04 10:37 PM
11/01/04 10:37 PM
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I tried Snuba in Hawaii many years ago. It was a good way to learn how to clear your ears, mask, etc. without the added concern of a tank on your back. I would recommend it to folks who aren't sure how they would do with scuba. I didn't know it was offered on AC either. I still love just kickin around with my snorkel laugh


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Re: Snuba #93247
11/01/04 11:13 PM
11/01/04 11:13 PM
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NYgal: "It's not for real depth, so it reads. It looks rather easy.".....which is precisely the problem with SNUBA. You're connected to the surface by a hose...it gives you a warm and cuddly feeling of safety..which is why some people have been tempted to try it without proper training, with disastrous results.

Re: Snuba #93248
11/01/04 11:14 PM
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And one mustn't forget that most diving accidents occur in very shallow water...35ft or less. "It's not for real depth, so it reads. It looks rather easy."

Re: Snuba #93249
11/01/04 11:17 PM
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A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Snuba #93250
11/01/04 11:20 PM
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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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Re: Snuba #93251
11/02/04 04:17 AM
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Boyles' law also applies to snorkelling, as was tragically demonstrated some years ago when snorkellers "surfaced" into a subterranean air pocket not far below the surface, chatted there for a while, then went back into the water and shot to the surface without breathing out. Neither survived.

But thanks to Pedro1 for his confidence in our professionalism. Snuba is new to us - it's certainly new to me - and we won't offer it to the public until we know how to do it safely.

In brief, SNUBA is shallow diving with surface-supplied air. A variant on the standard method used by many commercial divers. SASY is "snorkelling" on the surface but actually breathing from fairly conventional scuba equipment, with a jacket with permanent buoyancy (so it's impossible to duck dive as in real snorkelling).

I'll post on this board when the SNUBA is ready for you eager lot to come and try it.....

Re: Snuba #93252
11/02/04 07:58 AM
11/02/04 07:58 AM
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Thanks for the info. I'm not "cute and cuddly" and I've been snorkelling alot, but I don't dive. Been afraid to for lot's of reasons. Thought the snuba might be very fun! I'll be coming up from Livingston/PG and I could stop at Jauger Reef to snuba but I'd rather be in San Pedro. Again thanks for your help

Re: Snuba #93253
11/02/04 08:13 AM
11/02/04 08:13 AM
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Snuba still sounds like something I can do and would most certainly not just jump in without direction. But thanks Chris for the heads up smile

Protech sounds to be a great training center for underwater fun.
Snorkel Snorkel Snorkel, till I get to try Snuba.

DonnaMarie, will you let us know how it works out for you while on AC?

Re: Snuba #93254
11/02/04 08:32 AM
11/02/04 08:32 AM
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OOPS...I mean Dianemarie, sorry smile

Re: Snuba #93255
11/02/04 08:46 AM
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That's ok. I'll be down in Jan and let you know how the Snuba was. I may even try the SASY

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