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October 2017    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 32, No. 10   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Older, Deeper, Longer and a Guinness Record

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When Undercurrent readers end their subscriptions, we ask why -- and many say they are "too old to dive." While most report there is nothing wrong with them, they have made some arbitrary decision about a number, their age, and the number at which they should not dive. But why? We are all getting older -- the French call scuba diving the "Sport of Grandparents." Let's not stop enjoying diving.

For example, we don't have to undertake dives that challenge us. While a young, fit and experienced diver might wish to dive the Andria Doria with multiple tanks and a rebreather, what's wrong with doing single-tank shallow dives in benign conditions? Not a thing. We dive for our own pleasure, and easy dives can be remarkable dives....

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