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MICHELAR's Photo MICHELAR Posts: 22,248
9/14/07 4:44 P

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It is an amazing thing. I never in my wildest dreams would ever think I would be a diver one day and here I am totally addicted. But now I have to wait for next summer or maybe a winter holiday down south to dive again. emoticon

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9/14/07 5:26 A

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I love drift dives when I dive for fun. Today I had resort dives all day so I had to pull divers. None of them would get into a horizontal position so I had a good workout. I've decided not to complain when I have to pull people in the water. I'm going to think of it as burning more calories. So I am going to be thankful to these people for helping me to burn calories. I still get a lot of satisfaction when someone is totally scared or freaking out when they take thier first breath in th water but then later they come out with a smiling face and tell me they had fun. I guess that's why I keep doing this even after 14 years.


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MICHELAR's Photo MICHELAR Posts: 22,248
9/13/07 4:56 P

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Lol, Divegoddess, I can so relate to those beginners when I started. It does take alot of diving to get it all down pat. I am sure you are burning plenty of cals chasing after divers. My first drift was scary, felt like not being in control, but now I just love it and go with it! Good luck with those beginners!

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

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9/13/07 8:19 A

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I've been to Cozumel, it's beautiful there by the way.Yesterday we did a drift dive because the current was strong, but I had a group of beginners that freaked out and I had to go fetch them. Energy is definitely needed when you have to go fetch people that got blown away by the current. I also had to pull divers today because they only had 4 dives and they couldn't control their bouyancy so it was like having intro divers. When I pull 4 divers in strong current I MUST be burning calories. Fighting current and pulling a few divers is great exercise! I think I have big quads because of that! We pull 99% of our resort divers because most of them do not know how to swim or kick with fins.
Glute squeezes while diving is great! No one notices! I had to swim backwards during two entire dives today. Hope I don't get stuck with beginners tomorrow.


"Quando vôce quer alguma coisa, todo Universo conspira que vôce realize seu desejo."

"When you really want something, the entire Universe will conspire to fullfil your desire".
Paulo Coelho

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MICHELAR's Photo MICHELAR Posts: 22,248
9/12/07 12:47 P

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That is interesting Divegoddess on the cals burned. I also feel like I can eat alot after my last dive of the day. I limit my food intake before & inbetween dives. I find that alot of foods just don;t agree with me when I dive so that helps cut back some cal's. I agree that some dives will exert more than others. In Cozumel and here we have alot of drift diving so hardly any energy is needed. You just fly through water. It is alot of fun but not much excercise unless you need to fight that current for whatever reason.
I will have to remember to work in some glute squeezes whild diving too! thanks for the tip!

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

From wine what sudden friendship springs! (John Gay 1685- 1732)



DIVEGODDESS's Photo DIVEGODDESS Posts: 578,968
9/10/07 10:02 P

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A comment about calories burned and Scuba. I've been a fulltime instructor for 14 years and I think beginners burn WAY more caloires than experienced divers who can maintain neutral bouyancy. I think it also depends on how fast you go. I've been diving more this month, about 6 to 8 dives more per week than usual and my cal counter tells me that I burn about 300 cals per 45 min dive, so I started eating more last week since I was hungrier. I've gained 4 pounds in 2 weeks since I increased my caloires, which means I'm not burning those caloires diving. I've also been diving as a dive guide doing boat dives for Japanese divers, and they like to go really really slow so I'm probably only burning the same amount of calories as a slow walk in the park.
If you don't dive that often you probably do burn that much. I remember losing weight when I first became a full time instructor and started doing up to 6 dives a day.
Any way, I don't count my Scuba calories since I seem to gain weight if I only Scuba dive. But I do notice that when I don't dive for awhile I have a tendency to gain weight. I've been doing glute squeezes during my dives..




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"When you really want something, the entire Universe will conspire to fullfil your desire".
Paulo Coelho

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MICHELAR's Photo MICHELAR Posts: 22,248
8/6/07 12:03 P

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That is smart! Good instruction is very importanst and some fail miserably at giving it. Looking forward to seeing forward to seeing you on the other board.

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

From wine what sudden friendship springs! (John Gay 1685- 1732)



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8/6/07 11:52 A

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Not with Padi...My OW is with SSI and my AOW is with YMCA. I go more by the instructor than by the certification agency.

I'll have to meander on over to the other thread!

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MICHELAR's Photo MICHELAR Posts: 22,248
8/6/07 11:50 A

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Hi bewarn and welcome to the Scuba Team. I completed my AOW on July 1 this year and just back from diving in Cozumel last weekend. It was terrific.

Are you with PADI? Surprised that you don't have the Peak Performance Bouyancy as one of your 5 dives. But the rest sound like fun. Not sure if the calories burned is accurate but I am going with ot . 210 cal's for 30 minutes works for me!

Anyway, we hang out on the Challenge board. Come by and join us there.

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Anonymous)

From wine what sudden friendship springs! (John Gay 1685- 1732)



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8/6/07 8:16 A

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I started my AOW certification this past Saturday - did a navigation, a wreck, and a night dive. Next weekend I'm doing a photography and a deep dive.

So far I'm liking it...getting some good pointers and working on adding additional task loading while diving.

Anyone have any idea if the calorie burned on the fitness tracker is accurate for scuba? If it is, I'm going to start diving a lot more!



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