Jump to content

  • These forums are for "after booking" trip communications, socializing, and/or trip questions ONLY.
  • You will NOT be able to book a trip, buy add-ons, or manage your trip by logging in here. Please login HERE to do any of those things.

Photo

Why does your SO not dive?


  • Please log in to reply
59 replies to this topic

#1 WreckWench

WreckWench

    Founder? I didn't know we lost her!

  • Owner
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 47,100 posts
  • Location:Miami, Ft. Lauderdale & Dallas, TX
  • Gender:Female
  • Cert Level:DM
  • Logged Dives:4000+

Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:34 AM

Hey why does your SO not dive? Not interested? The water is too cold where you live? You are a tech diver and all that stuff overwhelms him/her?

Tell us why your SO doesn't dive...who knows...they might just surprise you and try the sport afterall! That is if you let them and encourage them! :helpsmily:

Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
SD Forms & Documents.... here !

Click here TO PAY for Merchandise, Membership, or Travel
"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." - Gandhi
"Imitation is proof that originality is rare." - ScubaHawk
SingleDivers.com...often imitated...never duplicated!

Kamala Shadduck c/o SingleDivers.com LLC
2234 North Federal Hwy, #1010 Boca Raton, FL 33431
formerly...
710 Dive Buddy Lane; Salem, SC 29676
864-557-6079 tel/celfone/office or tollfree fax 888-480-0906

#2 BeachBunny

BeachBunny

    I spend too much time on line

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,265 posts
  • Location:DFW
  • Gender:Female
  • Cert Level:Nitrox
  • Logged Dives:Not enough but I am working on it!

Posted 15 October 2005 - 01:24 PM

My SO claims to be afraid of sharks. He openly tells me that logic does not work for him when I (or anyone) else try to rationalize the true risk.
To his credit he did try an intro dive in Cozumel and liked it, unfortunately now I think he is changing his mind about getting certified.
No worries, that just means I have twice the cash to go on twice as many trips if I am the only diver in the family!!
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different" CoCo Chanel


beachbunny@singledivers.com

"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
Ghandi

#3 drbill

drbill

    I spend too much time on line

  • SD Partners
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,486 posts
  • Location:10-200 feet under, Santa Catalina Island
  • Gender:Male
  • Cert Level:Rescue
  • Logged Dives:who's counting, definitely four digits

Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:13 PM

Because I haven't met her yet?

#4 annasea

annasea

    I spend too much time on line

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,319 posts
  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Gender:Female

Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:33 PM

Because I haven't met her yet?

:o Well said! :teeth:










#5 WreckWench

WreckWench

    Founder? I didn't know we lost her!

  • Owner
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 47,100 posts
  • Location:Miami, Ft. Lauderdale & Dallas, TX
  • Gender:Female
  • Cert Level:DM
  • Logged Dives:4000+

Posted 16 October 2005 - 02:38 PM

Because I haven't met her yet?

:teeth: Well said! :fish2:

Yep...that is my case too! :teeth:

Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
SD Forms & Documents.... here !

Click here TO PAY for Merchandise, Membership, or Travel
"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." - Gandhi
"Imitation is proof that originality is rare." - ScubaHawk
SingleDivers.com...often imitated...never duplicated!

Kamala Shadduck c/o SingleDivers.com LLC
2234 North Federal Hwy, #1010 Boca Raton, FL 33431
formerly...
710 Dive Buddy Lane; Salem, SC 29676
864-557-6079 tel/celfone/office or tollfree fax 888-480-0906

#6 Mishelle

Mishelle

    I spend too much time on line

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,090 posts
  • Location:Indiana
  • Gender:Female
  • Cert Level:My life is only complete when Im 150 ft deep!
  • Logged Dives:lost count....actually lost log too :(

Posted 16 October 2005 - 02:48 PM

Mine dives, he just refuses to get his C-card. He knows all the material and can dive like no one else. He is stubborn and refuses to conform lol Go figure! lol But he knows I wont dive with him until he does. (he is working on it....nagging can be a good thing!) :fish2:
:) Mishelle

The best day I ever had was face to face with a man and a shark, and wondering who was gonna bite me first- Poison Pen

Divers Wanted! Come dive with SD!!

#7 drbill

drbill

    I spend too much time on line

  • SD Partners
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,486 posts
  • Location:10-200 feet under, Santa Catalina Island
  • Gender:Male
  • Cert Level:Rescue
  • Logged Dives:who's counting, definitely four digits

Posted 16 October 2005 - 04:44 PM

Mine dives, he just refuses to get his C-card.

We don't need no stinkin' C-cards (well, at least I didn't before 1969).

#8 Mishelle

Mishelle

    I spend too much time on line

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,090 posts
  • Location:Indiana
  • Gender:Female
  • Cert Level:My life is only complete when Im 150 ft deep!
  • Logged Dives:lost count....actually lost log too :(

Posted 16 October 2005 - 05:22 PM

lol He thinks he is a tough guy!
I see it isnt just him lol
:) Mishelle

The best day I ever had was face to face with a man and a shark, and wondering who was gonna bite me first- Poison Pen

Divers Wanted! Come dive with SD!!

#9 madlobster

madlobster

    People are starting to get to know me

  • Premier Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 411 posts
  • Location:Massachusetts
  • Gender:Male
  • Cert Level:rescue diver
  • Logged Dives:200+

Posted 17 October 2005 - 04:07 PM

Being underwater is what gets her. Close call as a kid and just can't get by it. I finally got her to snorkle at Turks & Cacios which she LOVED! One step at a time I guess.
"The thing about dreams is sometimes you get to live'em out"- Payne Stewart

#10 WreckWench

WreckWench

    Founder? I didn't know we lost her!

  • Owner
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 47,100 posts
  • Location:Miami, Ft. Lauderdale & Dallas, TX
  • Gender:Female
  • Cert Level:DM
  • Logged Dives:4000+

Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:10 PM

Being underwater is what gets her. Close call as a kid and just can't get by it. I finally got her to snorkle at Turks & Cacios which she LOVED! One step at a time I guess.

I've had a number of those uh 'bad experiences under water that your wife is afraid of'...

namely 3 near drownings including a full recessutation.

Plus I'm claustrophobic and I was blind when I learned to dive (thanks to RK pre-lasik I now have 20/20 vision!)

So don't give up...it took me awhile to finally learn to dive :whistle: i.e. I flunked each pool session 2/3 times each and my mask clearing 4 times and my open water weekend twice before I FINALLY passed. But hey...if you choose to stick with it...like I did...then anything is possible....including almost 900 dives later I'm now a DiveMaster and competent diver...so yes...anything is possible!

Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
SD Forms & Documents.... here !

Click here TO PAY for Merchandise, Membership, or Travel
"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." - Gandhi
"Imitation is proof that originality is rare." - ScubaHawk
SingleDivers.com...often imitated...never duplicated!

Kamala Shadduck c/o SingleDivers.com LLC
2234 North Federal Hwy, #1010 Boca Raton, FL 33431
formerly...
710 Dive Buddy Lane; Salem, SC 29676
864-557-6079 tel/celfone/office or tollfree fax 888-480-0906

#11 Capn Jack

Capn Jack

    I spend too much time on line

  • Professional
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,994 posts
  • Location:DFW
  • Gender:Male
  • Board Status:Working to fund the next trip
  • Cert Level:YMCA in 65, dove till 79, returned in 2002... now will work for air and/or beer as a DM
  • Logged Dives:not enough

Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:27 PM

My wife is a fairly decent swimmer, and doesn't mind snorkeling a little. She says she has absolutely zero interest in diving, or even trying to skin dive. We've gone on several trips, including a sail/dive on a nice catamaran, where I thought she might be ready to at least ask to try, given all the talent on the boat (everyone else was a diver, including an OWSI).

She won't admit it to me, but I think she is a little claustrophobic, so why push her into an environment where she would be uncomfortable?

Mi dos pesos.
No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

#12 WreckWench

WreckWench

    Founder? I didn't know we lost her!

  • Owner
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 47,100 posts
  • Location:Miami, Ft. Lauderdale & Dallas, TX
  • Gender:Female
  • Cert Level:DM
  • Logged Dives:4000+

Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:31 PM

She won't admit it to me, but I think she is a little claustrophobic, so why push her into an environment where she would be uncomfortable?


I'm very claustraphobic....trick is to not let the water come up over you but rather put your head into it first...get comfortable and then start to descend.

In fact there are a number of techniques you can use to over come claustrophobia. Sometimes it just helps to know that others have the same worries and issues and its fairly common.

Contact me directly at Kamala@SingleDivers.com for your private or group travel needs or 864-557-6079 AND don't miss SD's 2018-2021 Trips! ....here! Most are once in a lifetime opportunities...don't miss the chance to go!!
SD Forms & Documents.... here !

Click here TO PAY for Merchandise, Membership, or Travel
"Imitation is the sincerest flattery." - Gandhi
"Imitation is proof that originality is rare." - ScubaHawk
SingleDivers.com...often imitated...never duplicated!

Kamala Shadduck c/o SingleDivers.com LLC
2234 North Federal Hwy, #1010 Boca Raton, FL 33431
formerly...
710 Dive Buddy Lane; Salem, SC 29676
864-557-6079 tel/celfone/office or tollfree fax 888-480-0906

#13 ereediver

ereediver

    People are starting to get to know me

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 236 posts
  • Location:Cleveland,Ohio
  • Gender:Male
  • Cert Level:Open water, AOW
  • Logged Dives:17

Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:43 PM

My wife I tried it a couple times, on our honeymoon and on a cruise. As far as I can tell she just is not into it.

#14 Starfish Sandy

Starfish Sandy

    I spend too much time on line

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,323 posts
  • Location:Islip, New York
  • Gender:Female
  • Cert Level:aow, nitrox
  • Logged Dives:600+

Posted 17 October 2005 - 07:55 PM

She won't admit it to me, but I think she is a little claustrophobic, so why push her into an environment where she would be uncomfortable?


I'm very claustraphobic....trick is to not let the water come up over you but rather put your head into it first...get comfortable and then start to descend.

In fact there are a number of techniques you can use to over come claustrophobia. Sometimes it just helps to know that others have the same worries and issues and its fairly common.

I too am very claustraphobic - you'll rarely see me do a swim through for that very reason - I swim over the top and follow the bubbles!! That seems to work for me.............well, there was that one time in Coz where I joined up with another group of bubbles.............at least they were SD.com bubbles!!!
Known puker

#15 drbill

drbill

    I spend too much time on line

  • SD Partners
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,486 posts
  • Location:10-200 feet under, Santa Catalina Island
  • Gender:Male
  • Cert Level:Rescue
  • Logged Dives:who's counting, definitely four digits

Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:07 PM

My wife I tried it a couple times, on our honeymoon and on a cruise. As far as I can tell she just is not into it.

Um, are you talking about diving or sex?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users