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2020-11-23 8:01:42 AM  
Stop talking about Poles and just VOTE!!
 
2020-11-23 1:26:50 PM  
You know, it's a lot cheaper to just paint some quotes from philosophers on the bottom of a standard pool.
 
2020-11-23 1:28:38 PM  
<insert screen door joke here>
 
2020-11-23 1:37:13 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: <insert screen door joke here>


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2020-11-23 1:43:24 PM  
What a Polish swimming pool might look like:

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2020-11-23 1:48:06 PM  
149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.
 
2020-11-23 1:49:40 PM  
That's impressive as hell.  Utterly useless, but impressive.  A bargain in that it only cost 8 Pitbull "Miami Beaches" which has become my personal standard of government FWA.
 
2020-11-23 1:51:58 PM  

The_Sponge: What a Polish swimming pool might look like:

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Wow, I think that is the first time I've seen that posted without claiming it's stupid Americans as flamebait.

Good job.
 
2020-11-23 1:52:57 PM  

mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.


Do you do a lot of dives deeper than 149 feet?
 
2020-11-23 1:53:58 PM  

mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.


Of course it's cool. Can you imagine how expensive it is to heat that much water?
 
2020-11-23 2:14:38 PM  

mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.


Don't hate on them not letting you use your own gear. They don't need people showing up with gear of unknown provenance and unknown maintenance to drown themselves in the pool when something goes wrong with whatever it is they bought for the lowest price on a Chinese website. Or inherited from their grandpa. Or made in their garage.
 
2020-11-23 2:35:54 PM  

Yellow Beard: mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.

Do you do a lot of dives deeper than 149 feet?


Since the depth limit on recreational divers is 130', that was my question too.
 
2020-11-23 2:44:38 PM  

Turbo Cojones: That's impressive as hell.  Utterly useless, but impressive.  A bargain in that it only cost 8 Pitbull "Miami Beaches" which has become my personal standard of government FWA.


Please explain how it's "useless". This allows people to learn how to dive deep without the need for a boat, without the dangers of attack from sharks and other sea creatures, and you can't get separated from your group and get lost. It's all self contained.
 
2020-11-23 2:49:46 PM  

Algebrat: Stop talking about Poles and just VOTE!!


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2020-11-23 2:55:27 PM  

Mikey1969: Turbo Cojones: That's impressive as hell.  Utterly useless, but impressive.  A bargain in that it only cost 8 Pitbull "Miami Beaches" which has become my personal standard of government FWA.

Please explain how it's "useless". This allows people to learn how to dive deep without the need for a boat, without the dangers of attack from sharks and other sea creatures, and you can't get separated from your group and get lost. It's all self contained.


I think you answered your own question.  People have managed up until now somehow, someway.

Diving in a pool without the dangers of attack from sharks, without a boat, no current, well lit, and without a buddy doesn't really prepare the diver for actually diving in you know, diving conditions especially for deep dives.
 
2020-11-23 2:58:04 PM  

Fursecution: The_Sponge: What a Polish swimming pool might look like:

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Wow, I think that is the first time I've seen that posted without claiming it's stupid Americans as flamebait.

Good job.


Heh...thanks.

I did a GIS for "Polish pool meme"...and I have no idea where that pic was actually taken.
 
2020-11-23 3:11:52 PM  

Mikey1969: Turbo Cojones: That's impressive as hell.  Utterly useless, but impressive.  A bargain in that it only cost 8 Pitbull "Miami Beaches" which has become my personal standard of government FWA.

Please explain how it's "useless". This allows people to learn how to dive deep without the need for a boat, without the dangers of attack from sharks and other sea creatures, and you can't get separated from your group and get lost. It's all self contained.


I did my deep dive cert at Blue Spring in Volusia county Fl. The boil is 120 feet down. It is a shaft dive so kind of hard to get separated. Since it is a spring, no boat required.

CSB: I helped save someone's life at that very spring. It was a student diver that panicked amd popped her emergency inflate on her bc. our group was waiting in the shallows for our turn when she popped the surface. She was embolized and had drowned. The instructor and I dumped her gear and began cpr. This is not easy to do while swimming but we did it. We sent a student ahead to get somebody to call 911. This was in the days before cell phones were common. They ended up flying her to a hospital where I heard she made a full recovery.
 
2020-11-23 3:12:05 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Mikey1969: Turbo Cojones: That's impressive as hell.  Utterly useless, but impressive.  A bargain in that it only cost 8 Pitbull "Miami Beaches" which has become my personal standard of government FWA.

Please explain how it's "useless". This allows people to learn how to dive deep without the need for a boat, without the dangers of attack from sharks and other sea creatures, and you can't get separated from your group and get lost. It's all self contained.

I think you answered your own question.  People have managed up until now somehow, someway.

Diving in a pool without the dangers of attack from sharks, without a boat, no current, well lit, and without a buddy doesn't really prepare the diver for actually diving in you know, diving conditions especially for deep dives.


Do either of you either SCUBA dive or free dive?  This could still be useful for SCUBA training (I'm thinking you could extend a PADI open water to deeper dives or do a deeper dive for an advanced class) and for free diving it can be done in a much more contolld

Turbo Cojones: Mikey1969: Turbo Cojones: That's impressive as hell.  Utterly useless, but impressive.  A bargain in that it only cost 8 Pitbull "Miami Beaches" which has become my personal standard of government FWA.

Please explain how it's "useless". This allows people to learn how to dive deep without the need for a boat, without the dangers of attack from sharks and other sea creatures, and you can't get separated from your group and get lost. It's all self contained.

I think you answered your own question.  People have managed up until now somehow, someway.

Diving in a pool without the dangers of attack from sharks, without a boat, no current, well lit, and without a buddy doesn't really prepare the diver for actually diving in you know, diving conditions especially for deep dives.


Ummm...  I dunno.  I've got an advanced open water diver certification, and I think this is a lot more controlled than open water typically is, but still allows the diver to get more experience in a controlled environment.  I think it has its uses for SCUBA instruction.  Should it replace an open water dive for your certification?  No.  But I would have enjoyed having it for training.

It also has uses in freediving instruction, which can be significantly more dangerous.  That's their real target market.

It's sort of like saying a vertical windtunnel is useless because you can jump out of a plane.  You can, but it's a lot easier and a bit safer than skydiving (although at 100+ logged tunnel hours at this point, I can tell you it ain't less expensive).

Also, to OP - SCUBA and freediving are relatively safe, COVID-wise.   They've been building this for the past four years.  When would it be OK for them to open?
 
2020-11-23 3:12:27 PM  
Well, that post got garbled.  Sigh.
 
2020-11-23 3:12:32 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Mikey1969: Turbo Cojones: That's impressive as hell.  Utterly useless, but impressive.  A bargain in that it only cost 8 Pitbull "Miami Beaches" which has become my personal standard of government FWA.

Please explain how it's "useless". This allows people to learn how to dive deep without the need for a boat, without the dangers of attack from sharks and other sea creatures, and you can't get separated from your group and get lost. It's all self contained.

I think you answered your own question.  People have managed up until now somehow, someway.

Diving in a pool without the dangers of attack from sharks, without a boat, no current, well lit, and without a buddy doesn't really prepare the diver for actually diving in you know, diving conditions especially for deep dives.


Apparently you don't understand how "training" works. You start with easy controlled conditions, and then move on to harder things. I know, I know, this is a very new concept, so not everyone has heard of it, but it's the latest new thing.
 
2020-11-23 3:33:43 PM  

Skwrl: Turbo Cojones: Mikey1969: Turbo Cojones: That's impressive as hell.  Utterly useless, but impressive.  A bargain in that it only cost 8 Pitbull "Miami Beaches" which has become my personal standard of government FWA.

Please explain how it's "useless". This allows people to learn how to dive deep without the need for a boat, without the dangers of attack from sharks and other sea creatures, and you can't get separated from your group and get lost. It's all self contained.

I think you answered your own question.  People have managed up until now somehow, someway.

Diving in a pool without the dangers of attack from sharks, without a boat, no current, well lit, and without a buddy doesn't really prepare the diver for actually diving in you know, diving conditions especially for deep dives.

Do either of you either SCUBA dive or free dive?  This could still be useful for SCUBA training (I'm thinking you could extend a PADI open water to deeper dives or do a deeper dive for an advanced class) and for free diving it can be done in a much more contolldTurbo Cojones: Mikey1969: Turbo Cojones: That's impressive as hell.  Utterly useless, but impressive.  A bargain in that it only cost 8 Pitbull "Miami Beaches" which has become my personal standard of government FWA.

Please explain how it's "useless". This allows people to learn how to dive deep without the need for a boat, without the dangers of attack from sharks and other sea creatures, and you can't get separated from your group and get lost. It's all self contained.

I think you answered your own question.  People have managed up until now somehow, someway.

Diving in a pool without the dangers of attack from sharks, without a boat, no current, well lit, and without a buddy doesn't really prepare the diver for actually diving in you know, diving conditions especially for deep dives.

Ummm...  I dunno.  I've got an advanced open water diver certification, and I think this is a lot more controlled than open water typically is, but still allows the diver to get more experience in a controlled environment.  I think it has its uses for SCUBA instruction.  Should it replace an open water dive for your certification?  No.  But I would have enjoyed having it for training.

It also has uses in freediving instruction, which can be significantly more dangerous.  That's their real target market.

It's sort of like saying a vertical windtunnel is useless because you can jump out of a plane.  You can, but it's a lot easier and a bit safer than skydiving (although at 100+ logged tunnel hours at this point, I can tell you it ain't less expensive).

Also, to OP - SCUBA and freediving are relatively safe, COVID-wise.   They've been building this for the past four years.  When would it be OK for them to open?


Subby here. It's still an indoor facility, and Poland is at the absolute peak of their spike right now, which is one of the worst in the world. It would be better to wait until summer, but at the very least until the current spike subsides.
 
2020-11-23 3:56:26 PM  
Yellow Beard:
CSB: I helped save someone's life at that very spring. It was a student diver that panicked amd popped her emergency inflate on her bc. our group was waiting in the shallows for our turn when she popped the surface. She was embolized and had drowned. The instructor and I dumped her gear and began cpr. This is not easy to do while swimming but we did it. We sent a student ahead to get somebody to call 911. This was in the days before cell phones were common. They ended up flying her to a hospital where I heard she made a full recovery.

Oh, I can totally believe that. Glad you were there, but I can't even imagine CPR in the water...
 
2020-11-23 4:04:32 PM  
You can, but it's a lot easier and a bit safer than skydiving (although at 100+ logged tunnel hours at this point, I can tell you it ain't less expensive).

Minus the cost of a rig though. And you pile up the hours way faster (usually).
 
2020-11-23 4:48:58 PM  

drewogatory: You can, but it's a lot easier and a bit safer than skydiving (although at 100+ logged tunnel hours at this point, I can tell you it ain't less expensive).

Minus the cost of a rig though. And you pile up the hours way faster (usually).


True, but at this point, I've definitely spent more on tunnel time than I did on my rig.
 
2020-11-23 5:05:05 PM  

Skwrl: drewogatory: You can, but it's a lot easier and a bit safer than skydiving (although at 100+ logged tunnel hours at this point, I can tell you it ain't less expensive).

Minus the cost of a rig though. And you pile up the hours way faster (usually).

True, but at this point, I've definitely spent more on tunnel time than I did on my rig.


Yeah, it's a money suck for sure, which is why I'm 20ish years non current. Once I quit packing, all those sweet free jump tickets evaporated, and BASE was too much of a PITA. Glad I missed out on the new wave of wingsuits honestly. I would have been ALL over that.
Instead I had a stupid skyboard, which was fun for like 25 jumps.
 
2020-11-23 5:12:55 PM  
don't go in the car pool lane if you have a convertible or you might drown. roll up your windows.
 
2020-11-23 5:37:07 PM  

drewogatory: Skwrl: drewogatory: You can, but it's a lot easier and a bit safer than skydiving (although at 100+ logged tunnel hours at this point, I can tell you it ain't less expensive).

Minus the cost of a rig though. And you pile up the hours way faster (usually).

True, but at this point, I've definitely spent more on tunnel time than I did on my rig.

Yeah, it's a money suck for sure, which is why I'm 20ish years non current. Once I quit packing, all those sweet free jump tickets evaporated, and BASE was too much of a PITA. Glad I missed out on the new wave of wingsuits honestly. I would have been ALL over that.
Instead I had a stupid skyboard, which was fun for like 25 jumps.


Oh man!  You jumped one of those?  I always was fascinated by them, but didn't want to become a giant human whisk blender.
 
2020-11-23 7:29:16 PM  

Skwrl: drewogatory: Skwrl: drewogatory: You can, but it's a lot easier and a bit safer than skydiving (although at 100+ logged tunnel hours at this point, I can tell you it ain't less expensive).

Minus the cost of a rig though. And you pile up the hours way faster (usually).

True, but at this point, I've definitely spent more on tunnel time than I did on my rig.

Yeah, it's a money suck for sure, which is why I'm 20ish years non current. Once I quit packing, all those sweet free jump tickets evaporated, and BASE was too much of a PITA. Glad I missed out on the new wave of wingsuits honestly. I would have been ALL over that.
Instead I had a stupid skyboard, which was fun for like 25 jumps.

Oh man!  You jumped one of those?  I always was fascinated by them, but didn't want to become a giant human whisk blender.


LOL yeah, head down and spinning was basically the default for the first 8 or 10 jumps.
 
2020-11-23 9:07:30 PM  

Mikey1969: Yellow Beard:
CSB: I helped save someone's life at that very spring. It was a student diver that panicked amd popped her emergency inflate on her bc. our group was waiting in the shallows for our turn when she popped the surface. She was embolized and had drowned. The instructor and I dumped her gear and began cpr. This is not easy to do while swimming but we did it. We sent a student ahead to get somebody to call 911. This was in the days before cell phones were common. They ended up flying her to a hospital where I heard she made a full recovery.

Oh, I can totally believe that. Glad you were there, but I can't even imagine CPR in the water...


Part of getting my rescue diver cert was learning that. Thank god the instructor did the breaths. Holding 1 hand under the back while doing compressions with the other hand wore me right out and it was only a few decades swim (really only minutes but felt much much longer). I had earned my dive master cert a year or 3 before that and that was one of the last dives I performed that duty.
 
2020-11-23 9:50:14 PM  

Yellow Beard: Mikey1969: Yellow Beard:
CSB: I helped save someone's life at that very spring. It was a student diver that panicked amd popped her emergency inflate on her bc. our group was waiting in the shallows for our turn when she popped the surface. She was embolized and had drowned. The instructor and I dumped her gear and began cpr. This is not easy to do while swimming but we did it. We sent a student ahead to get somebody to call 911. This was in the days before cell phones were common. They ended up flying her to a hospital where I heard she made a full recovery.

Oh, I can totally believe that. Glad you were there, but I can't even imagine CPR in the water...

Part of getting my rescue diver cert was learning that. Thank god the instructor did the breaths. Holding 1 hand under the back while doing compressions with the other hand wore me right out and it was only a few decades swim (really only minutes but felt much much longer). I had earned my dive master cert a year or 3 before that and that was one of the last dives I performed that duty.


Goddamn impressive as fark, nonetheless. Good on you! Hope someone bought you a steak dinner and some beers after that.
 
2020-11-23 10:00:27 PM  

Skwrl: drewogatory: Skwrl: drewogatory: You can, but it's a lot easier and a bit safer than skydiving (although at 100+ logged tunnel hours at this point, I can tell you it ain't less expensive).

Minus the cost of a rig though. And you pile up the hours way faster (usually).

True, but at this point, I've definitely spent more on tunnel time than I did on my rig.

Yeah, it's a money suck for sure, which is why I'm 20ish years non current. Once I quit packing, all those sweet free jump tickets evaporated, and BASE was too much of a PITA. Glad I missed out on the new wave of wingsuits honestly. I would have been ALL over that.
Instead I had a stupid skyboard, which was fun for like 25 jumps.

Oh man!  You jumped one of those?  I always was fascinated by them, but didn't want to become a giant human whisk blender.


BTW, at 100 hours of free fall, you probably have more flight time than every single instructor combined at an average drop zone in my day. I remember when Bill Dause had less time than that. farking prick.
 
2020-11-23 10:01:13 PM  

drewogatory: Skwrl: drewogatory: Skwrl: drewogatory: You can, but it's a lot easier and a bit safer than skydiving (although at 100+ logged tunnel hours at this point, I can tell you it ain't less expensive).

Minus the cost of a rig though. And you pile up the hours way faster (usually).

True, but at this point, I've definitely spent more on tunnel time than I did on my rig.

Yeah, it's a money suck for sure, which is why I'm 20ish years non current. Once I quit packing, all those sweet free jump tickets evaporated, and BASE was too much of a PITA. Glad I missed out on the new wave of wingsuits honestly. I would have been ALL over that.
Instead I had a stupid skyboard, which was fun for like 25 jumps.

Oh man!  You jumped one of those?  I always was fascinated by them, but didn't want to become a giant human whisk blender.

BTW, at 100 hours of free fall, you probably have more flight time than every single instructor combined at an average drop zone in my day. I remember when Bill Dause had less time than that. farking prick.


Not you clearly, him.
 
2020-11-24 4:36:42 AM  

cyberspacedout: mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.

Of course it's cool. Can you imagine how expensive it is to heat that much water?


I've been to the once-deepest pool in Brussels when I was still an active SCUBA diver: https://www.nemo33.com/en/dive​/dive-pl​ongee-plonger. It is heated!

It's useful for training purposes. Not many diving spots in Belgium are 35 metres deep. There are old quarries, but those are dark and cold. People mainly go there for depth qualifications.
 
2020-11-24 7:27:21 AM  

Mikey1969: Yellow Beard: Mikey1969: Yellow Beard:
CSB: I helped save someone's life at that very spring. It was a student diver that panicked amd popped her emergency inflate on her bc. our group was waiting in the shallows for our turn when she popped the surface. She was embolized and had drowned. The instructor and I dumped her gear and began cpr. This is not easy to do while swimming but we did it. We sent a student ahead to get somebody to call 911. This was in the days before cell phones were common. They ended up flying her to a hospital where I heard she made a full recovery.

Oh, I can totally believe that. Glad you were there, but I can't even imagine CPR in the water...

Part of getting my rescue diver cert was learning that. Thank god the instructor did the breaths. Holding 1 hand under the back while doing compressions with the other hand wore me right out and it was only a few decades swim (really only minutes but felt much much longer). I had earned my dive master cert a year or 3 before that and that was one of the last dives I performed that duty.

Goddamn impressive as fark, nonetheless. Good on you! Hope someone bought you a steak dinner and some beers after that.


Not even a thank you. She did want to know what happened to her gear. Thank god I wasn't at the dive shop that day. I probably would have taken the life I saved.
 
2020-11-24 8:30:21 AM  

Yellow Beard: mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.

Do you do a lot of dives deeper than 149 feet?


Yes.

D_PaulAngel: Yellow Beard: mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.

Do you do a lot of dives deeper than 149 feet?

Since the depth limit on recreational divers is 130', that was my question too.


There is no depth limit on technical diving.

Marksrevenge: mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.

Don't hate on them not letting you use your own gear. They don't need people showing up with gear of unknown provenance and unknown maintenance to drown themselves in the pool when something goes wrong with whatever it is they bought for the lowest price on a Chinese website. Or inherited from their grandpa. Or made in their garage.


Limiting people to rented gear would severely limit the usefulness of the place as a training site. I think it's got more to do with people bringing nasty bacteria and other stuff into their very clean pool. But it's a huge deal breaker.
 
2020-11-24 9:05:07 AM  

mmojo: Yellow Beard: mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.

Do you do a lot of dives deeper than 149 feet?


Yes.


I always found decomp stops a hugely boring necessity but if that's your thing, enjoy.
 
2020-11-24 5:42:13 PM  

Yellow Beard: mmojo: Yellow Beard: mmojo: 149 feet actually *is* for diver kindergarten. Too shallow for anything else. Not sure why they would be so obvious about it. Plus they probably don't let you use your own gear. Aside from that it looks very, very cool.

Do you do a lot of dives deeper than 149 feet?


Yes.

I always found decomp stops a hugely boring necessity but if that's your thing, enjoy.


My thing is visiting WWII submarines. But yeah getting back is always a drag.
 
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