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Old 7th April 2005, 09:29   #1 (permalink)
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How old were you when you bought your first unit?

The thread on heart attacks and the comment that Rebreather divers tend to be middle aged has got me rather interested in RB demographics. I'm going to be 29 in May so don't consider myself anywhere near middle aget yet but (appart from Beanie and Padowan) am I in the minority? Do people really buy their first unit when they are middle aged?

Lets have a quick poll to see:
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Old 7th April 2005, 09:30   #2 (permalink)
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30 for me - do you want me to change this Thread into a poll?

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Old 7th April 2005, 09:32   #3 (permalink)
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30 for me - do you want me to change this Thread into a poll?
Good grief that was quick! Let me have a chance to post one first! :D
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Old 7th April 2005, 09:34   #4 (permalink)
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should of done it when I was made redundant at 22 though :p
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I wish that between the ages of 18 and 22, instead of drinking £5K worth of student loans and gaining skills in speed and volume drinking ability, I'd started diving and bought my unit back then - I'd probably be quite handy on it by now!!
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Open circuit at 18, breather at 41, wonder what i will be diving in another 20 odd years!
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