If You Had to Pick One, Would You Sky Dive or Scuba Dive?

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If you were only faced with two choices,
which would you choose to do?

I personally would choose to strap on
a parachute and leap from an airplane.

There is something about being submerged
in water (with low visibility) with all
that open space around me that just
creeps me out.
  • Profile picture of the author ThomM
    Scuba for two reasons.
    I know how to swim, I don't know how to fly.
    I have yet to find a reason for jumping out of a perfectly good plane.
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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      Where's the "nose dive" option?
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

      Scuba for two reasons.
      I know how to swim, I don't know how to fly.
      I have yet to find a reason for jumping out of a perfectly good plane.
      Thom,

      You do realize that if you scuba dive at great depths, and you need to in order to see anything of extreme interest, that you must come up very slowly or you could die? It's true. So guess what you have to do if you need to poo?

      Based upon that fact alone, I declined free scuba diving lessons from my then sister-in-law who was ranked number one scuba diving instructor in the state of Michigan. I just can't bring myself to regress to pooing my pants, even with a diving diaper! Call it pride or being a sissy or whatever you want, but I just won't do it, haha!

      So sky diving sounds better. But so what! You and I both know that I will never do either.

      Terra
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      • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Thom,
        I just can't bring myself to regress to pooing my pants, even with a diving diaper!


        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        So sky diving sounds better. But so what! You and I both know that I will never do either.
        Terra


        What if you had to poo while sky diving, you would still be a poo poo pants.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

          What if you had to poo while sky diving, you would still be a poo poo pants.
          Skydiving is quicker in duration than scuba diving. The odds of that happening are slim.

          But my point was that it is faster jumping out of a plane than slowly decompressing and rising from the bottom of an ocean, lake, etc. to reach solid ground or a boat with a loo.


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          • Profile picture of the author reqchri
            I would prefer sky diving.

            "I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky"
            Strange but true, after I heard this song I spontaneously said "I want to fly".
            Few hours later, my friend called me to invite me to her beach party where I would do sky diving there. That's a bit memorable experience in Bali.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Thom,

        You do realize that if you scuba dive at great depths, and you need to in order to see anything of extreme interest, that you must come up very slowly or you could die? It's true. So guess what you have to do if you need to poo?

        Based upon that fact alone, I declined free scuba diving lessons from my then sister-in-law who was ranked number one scuba diving instructor in the state of Michigan. I just can't bring myself to regress to pooing my pants, even with a diving diaper! Call it pride or being a sissy or whatever you want, but I just won't do it, haha!

        So sky diving sounds better. But so what! You and I both know that I will never do either.

        Terra
        Please tell me you aren't going to poo when you skydive? The birds already mess up my windshield enough.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Please tell me you aren't going to poo when you skydive? The birds already mess up my windshield enough.
          LOL, Kurt!

          Tell you what. If ever oh ever I decide to sky dive and the percentage of that is slim to none, but if I should decide to, I will make sure I eat no fiber or spicy foods for a week so as to guarantee there will be no pooing without great effort. :p


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          • Profile picture of the author Kurt
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            LOL, Kurt!

            Tell you what. If ever oh ever I decide to sky dive and the percentage of that is slim to none, but if I should decide to, I will make sure I eat no fiber or spicy foods for a week so as to guarantee there will be no pooing without great effort. :p


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            Famous last words said a split-second after jumping out of the plane, "Geronimo! I knew I shouldn't have had that cup of coffee and bran muffin right before I got on the plane!".
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

              Famous last words said a split-second after jumping out of the plane, "Geronimo! I knew I shouldn't have had that cup of coffee and bran muffin right before I got on the plane!".
              I think you have forgotten that I am terribly afraid of heights. I would most likely back out of it before we even reached the proper altitude or have a stroke on the way up or something.

              So don't fret, your windshield is safe from me.

              Terra
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    • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
      Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

      Scuba for two reasons.
      I know how to swim, I don't know how to fly.
      I have yet to find a reason for jumping out of a perfectly good plane.

      What a perfect answer, couldn't have said it better myself!

      When I was in the USMC (Uncle Sam's Monkey Club) we were required to jump from a plain and looking out the hatch was horrifying, none the less I did the jump and safely planted my feet on the ground without a hitch.

      Later that evening after mess hall we got word that one of our fellow recruits didn't make it, his chute failed to open properly, we called him private opie because he was so young just turned 18 years old.

      I had nightmares of him falling to his death for years.
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

      Scuba for two reasons.
      I know how to swim, I don't know how to fly.
      But you don't need to know how to fly. You only need to know how to fall.
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      :)

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Duration isn't why you would poo the pants while sky diving.

    I was talked into skydiving once by some friends. I was too damned scared to crap myself, but I sure wanted to. It was the worst thing that I've ever experienced in my whole life. Once I hit ground I just laid there for about twenty minutes scared to move because my heart might explode. There was not ONE thing about it that was fun. I spent my whole time in the air praying for it to be over soon.

    Now, I believe that life is a string of experiences, and the more we add to it the stronger our life force is.............but there are just some things humans were NOT meant to do and I swear I'll never do anything that crazed again unless it's my only choice to save my life -- and I mean my ONLY choice.

    I'll go with scuba diving - but it would be very shallow diving. No deep sea crap. When it comes to choices .........I'd rather climb a mountain, thanks. Feet planted firmly on the ground and head in air instead of water.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Duration isn't why you would poo the pants while sky diving.

      I was talked into skydiving once by some friends. I was too damned scared to crap myself, but I sure wanted to. It was the worst thing that I've ever experienced in my whole life. Once I hit ground I just laid there for about twenty minutes scared to move because my heart might explode. There was not ONE thing about it that was fun. I spent my whole time in the air praying for it to be over soon.

      Now, I believe that life is a string of experiences, and the more we add to it the stronger our life force is.............but there are just some things humans were NOT meant to do and I swear I'll never do anything that crazed again unless it's my only choice to save my life -- and I mean my ONLY choice.

      I'll go with scuba diving - but it would be very shallow diving. No deep sea crap. When it comes to choices .........I'd rather climb a mountain, thanks. Feet planted firmly on the ground and head in air instead of water.
      I know no one that has had experience skydiving, except you now, lol, to draw any information from as I do with diving.

      But I look at it this way. Both can be extremely dangerous and cause one to lose one's life. I also know that when one dies, one poos. So I'll avoid both at all costs. I'd rather poo my pants because I passed quietly in my sleep.


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      • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        But I look at it this way. Both can be extremely dangerous and cause one to lose one's life. I also know that when one dies, one poos. So I'll avoid both at all costs. I'd rather poo my pants because I passed quietly in my sleep.
        Terra

        Well then I guess I would poo twice, once on the way down from fear and again if the chute failed to open and was killed.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

          Well then I guess I would poo twice, once on the way down from fear and again if the chute failed to open and was killed.
          Ha! A double doo doo!

          You crack me up!


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          • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Ha! A double doo doo!

            You crack me up!
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    Originally Posted by kevin timothy View Post

    If you were only faced with two choices,
    which would you choose to do?

    I personally would choose to strap on
    a parachute and leap from an airplane.

    There is something about being submerged
    in water (with low visibility) with all
    that open space around me that just
    creeps me out.
    I'd sky dive with oxygen cylinders strapped to my back, then release the chute before plunging in to the ocean with mask attached. Two for the price of one! .... cues 007 music ...

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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    Being that most small planes don't have a potty - This may be your only alternative...



    Whoever said that $hit rolls down hill - wasn't skydiving when they did it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      No sky diving - but I've parachuted and scuba dived. Enjoyed scuba - the memory of jumping out of a plane reminds me not to make promises after I've had a few drinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Scuba diving, definitely. But only around the reefs because they're beautiful with the corals and reef fish. I think underwater photography would be fun and interesting.

    I used to work with a guy who did sky diving, scuba diving and mountain climbing. He took a trip to Russia to climb some mountain. He also used to take yearly scuba trips to Florida to do spelunking. Not sure about the spelling. But it's cave diving. This guy would go alone and explore not merely underwater caves but underwater passages that went for miles. He did it alone. I thought he was insane but he loved it. Far braver than me on any day.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Cave diving would terrify me - that's dangerous stuff.

      But you don't need to know how to fly. You only need to know how to fall.
      I'd prefer to know how to land - without the standard 'splat'.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    I have done both - scuba diving is by far the more enjoyable of the two. The freedom granted by breathing underwater and the beauty of the great underwater expanse are just not comparable to any rush you can get above sea level.

    As for the poo factor, I can't remember a single time that it was an issue. Most boats have a lavatory on board - maybe not the most pleasant pooping environment, but it gets the job done. A typical oxygen tank gives you around 30-45 minutes of air, so you are never too far away from an opportunity should the need arise.

    Now vomiting 50 feet underwater, that is another experience entirely. Oy, do I have stories...
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
      Originally Posted by Jack Gordon View Post

      I have done both - scuba diving is by far the more enjoyable of the two. The freedom granted by breathing underwater and the beauty of the great underwater expanse are just not comparable to any rush you can get above sea level.

      As for the poo factor, I can't remember a single time that it was an issue. Most boats have a lavatory on board - maybe not the most pleasant pooping environment, but it gets the job done. A typical oxygen tank gives you around 30-45 minutes of air, so you are never too far away from an opportunity should the need arise.

      Now vomiting 50 feet underwater, that is another experience entirely. Oy, do I have stories...

      I like this story

      But you know what gives you the
      sensation ABOVE water like scuba
      diving?

      Ready for it?
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      Paramotor gliding.

      You have a huge fan strapped to
      your back, with a parachute, and
      you take off like an airplane off
      the ground and you're *flying* in
      the air.

      You can control altitude, direction,
      etc.

      This is not a 45 second rush.

      It's a scuba diving experience above
      water the way it should be.

      The equipment for the best and
      safest is costly -- $15k, but I'm
      getting it anyway. It's more than
      worth the experience of human
      flight.





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  • Profile picture of the author vinness
    scuba diving. i'm such a scaredy cat when it comes to heights.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Now that I am older I totally understand the saying "Youth is wasted on the young". When I was in the Navy I was stationed on Guam, which boasts some of the BEST diving on the planet. I was offered free lessons by a friend. I turned it down. Too busy partying.

    I regret that now...
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  • Profile picture of the author henrycalvin
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    Ill wear my scuba diving gear and jump right into the ocean.
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