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Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby Maverick » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:45 pm

My brother and I decided on a bit of a whim to take a scuba-diving class in college this semester, since it's offered by the school. (Plus, I graduate in December, so why not?!)

In doing some research, I learned that there it is an unofficial tradition to do one's 100th dive au naturel, and that many people who are normally not naturists actually do do this. See here if interested.

Nude diving regardless of it being one's 100th dive is also on the rise, apparently.

Here are my thoughts based on what I've learned so far in scuba class.

Pros:
Lack of wetsuit means one less piece of gear
One should be able to better feel around in tight spaces, e.g. when swimming through a coral reef or valley
It's like skinny-dipping, only deeper!

Cons:
Gear can chafe bare skin
Body heat will likely be more quickly sapped by cooler water
Certain body parts might look like food for fish :shock:
Non-naturist divers, or at least those who have the "porno/prudish" view of the human body could be easily distracted--and that's the last thing that needs to happen underwater

For me, I've already experienced my core temperature decreasing while in the swimming pool practicing wearing just my trunks. Given, I also have the "phenomenon" known as Raynaud's that constricts blood flow to my extremities--and maybe less-than-desirable circulation to boot. There is a good reason why divers wear wetsuits or, in far colder waters, drysuits.

Any thoughts? Any scuba/scnuda divers or diving experiences? :D
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Re: Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby naturaldon » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:05 pm

No experience but interesting about the 100th dive. My bet is that some indeed do not wait until the 100th. We're pretty sure you won't.

If wearing any suits (speedos or greater) reduces loss of body heat and/or protects your body, that's not a bad thing. None of it will stop a shark bite. :)
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Re: Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby webmeister » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:25 pm

Maverick wrote:For me, I've already experienced my core temperature decreasing while in the swimming pool practicing wearing just my trunks. Given, I also have the "phenomenon" known as Raynaud's that constricts blood flow to my extremities--and maybe less-than-desirable circulation to boot. There is a good reason why divers wear wetsuits or, in far colder waters, drysuits.

Any thoughts? Any scuba/scnuda divers or diving experiences? :D

Sounds like a Caribbean SCUBA trip coming up - nice warm water. Here is a site I found that can lead you there http://www.caribbeanchoice.com/travel/content.asp?article=254
And they do mention about male bits being morsels for fish LOL
Have a great adventure Maverick!!!
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Re: Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby Maverick » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:40 pm

naturaldon wrote:No experience but interesting about the 100th dive. My bet is that some indeed do not wait until the 100th. We're pretty sure you won't.

If wearing any suits (speedos or greater) reduces loss of body heat and/or protects your body, that's not a bad thing. None of it will stop a shark bite. :)


Pretty sure I won't either, if I stick with it. :)

From what I hear, most sharks aren't anything to worry about. Jaws told us otherwise, of course. :o

webmeister wrote:Sounds like a Caribbean SCUBA trip coming up - nice warm water. Here is a site I found that can lead you there http://www.caribbeanchoice.com/travel/content.asp?article=254
And they do mention about male bits being morsels for fish LOL
Have a great adventure Maverick!!!


Hey, thanks for the link, webmeister! It's been an adventure from the start, and already with its ups and downs. :mrgreen:
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Re: Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby New_Adventurer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:23 pm

e.g. when swimming through a coral reef or valley

You may want to reconsider that, Coral can get pretty sharp and I would not want to be in a tight spot where coral is involved, no matter what I was wearing.
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Re: Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby Maverick » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:35 pm

Scuba diving update: as I mentioned on another strip, I determined that I can't feasibly scuba dive with the current state of my left eustachian tube. Using the Valsalva maneuver, I can only get my left tube to open about half the time in order to equalize inner ear pressure underwater, and that at the point of blacking out. So, doesn't look like I'll be doing any nude diving anytime soon.

Good thing is, the class will still be a GPA booster. And, I've learned a lot about sinuses. :wink:
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Re: Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby naturaldon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:46 pm

Maverick wrote:So, doesn't look like I'll be doing any nude diving anytime soon.

Good thing is, the class will still be a GPA booster. And, I've learned a lot about sinuses. :wink:


Well, maybe not with a tank your back but there's still snorkeling. Or, snorkenudinakeding. :lol:
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Re: Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby c.o. » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:17 pm

Maverick wrote:Scuba diving update: ... I can only get my left tube to open about half the time in order to equalize inner ear pressure underwater, and that at the point of blacking out. So, doesn't look like I'll be doing any nude diving anytime soon.

Well, RATS!!

Oh well, thankfully there are other things our ears are good for :-). Very glad to learn that at least the class helped your GPA!
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Re: Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby Maverick » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:09 pm

naturaldon wrote:Well, maybe not with a tank your back but there's still snorkeling. Or, snorkenudinakeding. :lol:


You mean snorkelnuding? :mrgreen:

Oddly, and maybe this is just the snorkel I have, I've found that I actually breathe easier through the scuba regulator than through the snorkel. Maybe it has to do with the airflow and amount of air I take in; I don't know.

c.o. wrote:Well, RATS!!

Oh well, thankfully there are other things our ears are good for :-). Very glad to learn that at least the class helped your GPA!


Yeah, you know, at least I have music as a hobby to fall back on. Ears are kinda important for that, too. :)

But, if there is an easy remedy for reluctant tubes, I may pursue the cert in the future. I'll play it by ear (har-har).
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Re: Nude scuba diving (scnuda diving?)

Postby dv8 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:20 pm

Maverick wrote:
naturaldon wrote:Well, maybe not with a tank your back but there's still snorkeling. Or, snorkenudinakeding. :lol:

You mean snorkelnuding? :mrgreen:...
I like that!
Maverick wrote:... if there is an easy remedy for reluctant tubes, I may pursue the cert in the future. I'll play it by ear (har-har).
Don't know if it works both ways, but for a while (after orthodontics) I had an over-active eustachian tube, which would pop open at the least provocation. My issue went away on its own - or possibly in conjunction with me learning to drink water more - so hopefully yours will, as well!
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