Do you enjoy low visibility dives?

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asked Sep 10, 2017 in Scuba Diving by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Had one yesterday. Not uncommon here in denmark. But I dont really enjoy Them. Do you? And do you think they can be usefull. Or do you abandon the dive.?

9 Answers

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answered Sep 14, 2017 by dwnc (1,254 points)
I definitely prefer good visibility dives.  I feel more comfortable and enjoy being able to see all that is around me both good and potential danger.  All that being said, I do enjoy night dives a lot.
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answered Sep 18, 2017 by NinjaShark (3,775 points)
I do like low vis dives, if it is for fossil hunting :-)

it's more fun to be able to find something, even though you can't seem much... otherwise, i like to take in the sights!
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answered Sep 26, 2017 by gsanders (400 points)
Not sure I necessarily like low visibility dives better, but it is the norm when diving in the Northwest; that and colder water. The thing is if you dive low visibility on more than an occasion, you really become a more overall diver in my opinion.  I know the divers I go out with and we really plan out our dives, stay very close during the dives, utilize lights (even in day dives), and do our best to plan for air consumption to the point that we have enough air for a buddy if there is an out of air incident.  All things that help make low viz dives more comfortable.
+1 vote
answered Sep 11, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I dive in low vis when we take a class for checkout dives in a lake. I like good vis much better. Students are a lot more comfortable with good vis also.
commented Sep 15, 2017 by frontbeast (2,220 points)
Thank you wery much
+1 vote
answered Sep 12, 2017 by Glen0127 (65 points)
I've been diving in New England waters for 35 years and more than half of them were low visibility. Diving in low visibility is exciting and it sharpens your skills. You never quite know what's lurking in darkness.
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answered Sep 13, 2017 by claireb0722 (100 points)
I avoid low-visibility dives. They can be stressful. I have aborted lake dives with less than 10 foot visibility. I would rather wait a few months and save up for a nice saltwater location than dive in a muddy lake or quarry with limited visibility.
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answered Sep 14, 2017 by Gatornbama (311 points)
ANY dive is a great dive. However, low vis dives are often disappointing if the goal is to photograph sea life or if that one dive will be the only opportunity to dive that spot.
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answered Sep 14, 2017 by fredgill (45 points)
I would try to make the best of the dive. Night dives are somewhat limited visibility and I never miss the chance for one!
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answered Sep 15, 2017 by fuzybrat (153 points)
No not really!  Rather be able to see everything and not be so close that I can touch it.
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