Introduction and a small question

2 years 4 days ago #302020 by James windrider
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Hello there everyone. Just a future diver here saying hello and wanting to ask a small question regarding diving and cataracts. How does one go about diving after a cataract operation. Is it just a matter of waiting till I have healed and then getting a customised mask.

Also I look forward to any tips you guys and girls can offer

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2 years 3 days ago #302021 by AB
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James,
Welcome to the forum and hope you get to experience our world underwater. Your question is quite specific and one not many DiveOzeans may know much about. I would suggest you talk to an expert like dive optician Oz Bob, who can advise and even supply a mask if appropriate.

Alan
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2 years 2 days ago #302025 by James windrider
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Thank you And if anyone has any tips for a future diver I would love to hear them

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2 years 46 minutes ago #302033 by James windrider
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Thanks AB. Is oz Bob a member on here ?

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #302034 by recd
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www.ozbobscuba.com/first_1.html

Ozbob is an optometrist who specialises in prescription scuba masks. He's based at Dee Why, Sydney.
Last Edit: 1 year 11 months ago by recd. Reason: more info

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1 year 11 months ago #302035 by James windrider
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Thank you. Like I said I'm new to diving and am a little light on info

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1 year 11 months ago #302037 by spiro
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I have a stack of books 7 feet high about scuba diving.. Rather than ask such a broad question about info, why dont you be a little more specific about what you would like to know...

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1 year 11 months ago #302038 by James windrider
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Well mainly what info I'm after is good brands of gear for a beginner wether I should buy new or used. And is it alright to be nervous when diving for the first time.

I'm sorry for the vagueness of my questions

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1 year 11 months ago #302046 by Yellow Boxfish
Yellow Boxfish replied the topic: Introduction and a small question
Hey James, welcome to the underwater world! I am sure you are going to have a blast. And don't worry, it is completely normal to be a bit nervous when you're starting out. There is a lot to learn and it will take a while until you feel at one with the underwater. A few nerves are not a bad thing at all, as long as you channel them into thinking about your training and checks and staying safe.

If you need info about gear, training, being a better diver etc, check out my website at www.divebuzz.com hopefully you'll find some useful new diver tips in there

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1 year 11 months ago #302059 by James windrider
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I have one last question. Does anyone know anything about diving with missing teeth. I'm asked Ng as I have several missing teeth and am worried that my regulator will not be secure in my mouth

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1 year 11 months ago #302060 by AB
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James,
a partial or full plate will facilitate adequate grip on your reg. It is important that you not bite hard on the mouthpiece as it will give you headaches, jaw fatigue, and tear the lugs off the mouthpiece. It is also important that any plate is retained firmly, as a loose plate can fall out while changing regs etc and possibly get stuck in the back of the mouth or throat. Significant gaps in teeth could present problems with both holding the reg and sealing the flange. There are solutions, but they are costly!

Alan

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1 year 11 months ago #302062 by RodH
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www.scubadoctor.com.au/diveshop/index.ph...ef41e346950ec71e4cf8

Should solve most small problems, agree with AB probably not the best to dive with a partail plate, very expensive if you lose it!

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