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Post by Hero on September 5th 2010, 10:42 pm

Besides snorkeling in my pool (I once fell asleep in my pool face down wearing a snorkel and mask Cool), I have snorkeled in a cove off Catalina as well as at La Jolla Cove. Fish are really fast, so I would advise a net of course Razz. You obviously need flippers.

When I went snorkeling I saw Garibaldi, Sea Bass and numerous species schooling fish. I've heard from divers on RC that having a container to transport livestock makes it really hard to scuba and offsets your balance.

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Post by ~ocean on September 6th 2010, 1:40 pm

cool. I'd like to go scuba sometime... Sad

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Post by Rambo on September 6th 2010, 1:51 pm

Ive done soem freediving/snorkeling on jetties before. but ti is kind of dangerous there, and I ahte not knowing where the bottome is. Shocked
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Post by Hero on September 6th 2010, 2:23 pm

Yeah that's would be a bit eerie. Plus all the waves smashing on them.

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Post by Beno on September 24th 2010, 6:32 am

I go spear fishing all the time had some great expiriences like getting sourrounded by stingrays that didnt look to happy Laughing
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Post by Brent on September 24th 2010, 11:42 am

Well... it was a lot harder and kind of annoying to lug my camera around when I went snorkeling than it was without it.

Sort of the same deal, I think.
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2010, 12:09 am

Beno wrote:I go spear fishing all the time had some great expiriences like getting sourrounded by stingrays that didnt look to happy
Goodness. Sounds like quite the experience!
Brent wrote:Well... it was a lot harder and kind of annoying to lug my camera around when I went snorkeling than it was without it.
I can't imagine having to dive with a large camera when even the smaller ones present problems.

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Post by Brent on September 25th 2010, 1:22 am

Definitely. In the end I just brought it back ashore and went back without it. Of course as soon as I did that all the exciting things came out of hiding, but what is one supposed to do, right?

But yeah, once I was rid of the camera it was more enjoyable and I could stand my ground against the waves a lot better. I think that ties into what you were saying about balance.
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2010, 5:30 pm

I believe that most divers also use weights to hold them down.

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Post by Brent on September 25th 2010, 5:49 pm

I'd imagine they would. Particularly free-divers.
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Post by Bluntokian on September 25th 2010, 6:48 pm

I couldnt do that. Im too paranoid Sly
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2010, 7:26 pm

I would like to try those whale like fins they use for their feet!

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Post by Beno on September 25th 2010, 10:36 pm

Pufferfreak wrote:I would like to try those whale like fins they use for their feet!

They sure do work well Smile
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Post by Brent on September 25th 2010, 11:19 pm

Those mono-fin things? I think it'd be hard getting used to the motion. Wink
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Post by Hero on September 26th 2010, 12:27 am

Nah. I think it would be really fun. When I swim just normally that's sort of how I move sometimes.

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Post by Bluntokian on September 26th 2010, 10:25 pm

I swim like a frog. I can stay under longer on one breath and get farther. Not as fast granted but IMO more oxygen efficient.
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Post by snapperhead on October 26th 2011, 4:06 am

Hero wrote:I believe that most divers also use weights to hold them down.

Weights are used to counter act the wet suits buoyancy and to make your own buoyancy neutral ,makes getting to the bottom a lot easyier when snorkeling or diving but still easy to return to the top with a few kicks..I preferr snorkeling to scuba systems these days..Couldnt be stuffed with the scuba tank regulations and tests and fills and licences required .In my teens to mid 20's I loved it ,I still have all the gear minus Tanks so i still have a snorkel now and then (yes my 20's wet suit still fits:D well it does now Ive lost the extra tire..lol) .It was snorkeling in the local lakes and shore reefs as a kid that got me interested in temperate marine aquariums ..
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Post by Hero on October 27th 2011, 2:23 am

Thanks for sharing! I find snorkeling to be very enjoyable, whether it's in the pool or the ocean. Laughing

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