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Old 09-02-2012, 08:22 PM   #21
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While you are in Honduras Bay Islands, check out Guanaja, Island. What one has to dive 100-125 feet in Cayman, is at only 50 ft MAX
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:32 PM   #22
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Would have replied sooner but was running dive charters the last 2 days.
Started diving in '73.
Became an instructor in '80, instructor trainer in '92, still actively teach.
Do it all: warm, cold, shallow, deep (300'+), rebreathers, wrecks, caves, etc.
150 to 200 dives a year, 7,000+ total.
Haven't had a job outside the dive industry since '78.

But then you all probably figured I was a diver by my screen name.

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #23
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Would have replied sooner but was running dive charters the last 2 days.
Started diving in '73.
Became an instructor in '80, instructor trainer in '92, still actively teach.
Do it all: warm, cold, shallow, deep (300'+), rebreathers, wrecks, caves, etc.
150 to 200 dives a year, 7,000+ total.
Haven't had a job outside the dive industry since '78.

But then you all probably figured I was a diver by my screen name.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #24
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We're PADI advanced certified since 1990. We've been all over the Caribbean but our favorite place is Bonaire. We've been there 14 times.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #25
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...our favorite place is Bonaire...
Bonaire is pretty amazing. We stopped for 3 weeks on our way to Trinidad. The diving was great right off the back of the boat.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #26
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Bonaire is pretty amazing. We stopped for 3 weeks on our way to Trinidad. The diving was great right off the back of the boat.
Do you have your own compressor and tanks on board? KJ
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #27
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Someone above mentioned having a 50' hose connected to onboard tank. I know tech divers get their extended hose somewhere, can knowledgeable persons reply with a source(s)?
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #28
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Someone above mentioned having a 50' hose connected to onboard tank. I know tech divers get their extended hose somewhere, can knowledgeable persons reply with a source(s)?
My hoses are yellow, in 20ft lengths, and snap together. Inboard connection is to either oil-less compressor or scuba tank with regulator. The link below is where I got mine.

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #29
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I'm a certified diver. We carry multiple tanks onboard along with a compressor that can be rigged up for air delivery for diving on the boat itself. I dove for TowBoat US on the Penobscot Bay for 3 summers cutting lobster pot lines off tangled boats - that was quite a hoot and paid for all the dive equipment I could ever use in a lifetime.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:54 PM   #30
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This is my first post.

I have been scuba diving for years, 3 years ago i took the next step and got my instructor. I have only taught a few classes mostly friends and fire department guys. A coworker and my self took the instructor test so we could bring all the guys on dive team up to the same level with out costing the fire district a lot of money for everyone to go out for the training.

The down side is most of my scuba diving is either training or working very little is playing anymore. If you dive for fun don't get your instructor it will only turn into work.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #31
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I never tried it I have friends who dive on vacation.

I guess you have to have a dry suit to dive in Alaska.

I don't even swim anymore.

I drowned once. Don't want to do that again. So I won't take the chance.

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:50 PM   #32
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I guess you have to have a dry suit to dive in Alaska.
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You definitely need a dry suit in Alaska. I did an underwater inspection job for the USCG in Kodiak and even in a dry suit, your fingers get numb after about an hour underwater. Can you say BRRRRR?!

However, the cold water is full of nutrients, so the amount of marine life underwater is spectacular.



(this photo was taken off the North End of Vancouver Island in Browning Pass)

We always have dive gear on the boat and spend a lot of our free time diving cold water wrecks and warm water caves.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:27 PM   #33
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I brought the gear down to the boat but I haven't dove off her yet. I was all set up to go a month ago or so to check the anchor and fool around but I ripped the zipper out of the wetsuit so it didn't happen.

Going to Truk Lagoon January 13th. Can't wait!
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