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Scuba Diver Statistics - Tanks, Suits, Depth, Time
Greg - 3/11/2014 12:57 PM
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After analyzing the dive log data from scuba divers on DiveBuddy.com, I’ve come up with a few interesting statistics that I thought I would share. This data is taken from over 3000 logged dives.

Most common tanks:
1. AL - 80cf/11L (86%)
2. Steel - 100cf/13L (3%)
3. Steel - 80cf/11L (2%)
4. Steel - 77cf/12L (2%)

Most common exposure suits:
1. Full wetsuit - 7mm (25%)
2. Full wetsuit - 3mm (18%)
3. Full wetsuit - 5mm (15%)
4. Shorty wetsuit - 3mm (8%)
5. Drysuit (5%)

The average depth for a scuba diver is 54 feet.
The average time underwater is 52 minutes.

Here is the breakdown of average depth and time by State (I’m only showing States with 10 or more logged dives):

State AvgDepth AvgTime
AZ 54 46
CA 53 55
FL 55 46
GA 50 38
HI 59 52
IL 54 50
KS 53 51
MA 44 60
MD 62 42
ME 70 31
MI 35 43
MN 35 35
MS 59 72
NC 63 59
NH 43 50
NJ 67 51
NY 50 57
OH 48 41
OR 47 50
PA 43 54
SC 56 55
TN 51 59
TX 48 57
VA 57 48
WI 54 52

Comments

Mako13 - 12/10/2014 2:44 PM
I’d be interested in seeing stats for Washington state if you have any
Greg - 12/10/2014 3:12 PM
For Washington state, the average bottom time is 46 mins...the average depth is 55 feet.
KevinA - 7/23/2014 9:32 PM
I’m pretty new to SCUBA, but does this mean that the nice folks in MN are air hogs? ;-)
Greg - 7/24/2014 5:31 AM
I bet it has more to do with the water temp you northerners are diving in. Cold water = breathing faster
Dima - 3/14/2014 4:08 PM
Great stats! But I am surprised the average depth in NJ is 67 feet. Here are very few dive spots that shallow. Most of the wrecks are 70-140ft...
MontereyDiver - 3/12/2014 9:20 PM
Great Stats! Thanks.
Divingleo - 3/11/2014 7:01 PM
With the water temps being so cool up here on a working dive would it be acceptable to put in the total dive time column ...."as little as possible " LMAO !
Eric_R - 3/11/2014 6:49 PM
Wow! it’s interesting that the average time under water in minutes is almost the same as the depth in feet. I didn’t expect an average of 52 minutes along with an average of 54 feet.
Greg are you going to break this down any more. It would be interesting to see geographical info.
Greg - 3/11/2014 8:37 PM
I will see what I can do.
Greg - 3/12/2014 8:14 AM
I just posted the averages by State...MI has an average of 35 feet for 43 minutes.
Eric_R - 3/12/2014 9:47 AM
Thanks Greg. Very cool stuff.
Divingleo - 3/11/2014 2:48 PM
Excellent to know.....thank you.