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CWSWine
06-04-2011, 11:21
Doing my Cavern coarse the 20th and 21st of June at Ginnie Springs with Reggie. The good news is I get to do it in sidemount.

shoot2retrieve
06-04-2011, 20:32
Very exciting congrats!!! I hope to get sidemount training this year so I'm jealous!!!

navyhmc
06-04-2011, 20:37
Way to go Dennis. Good luck, have fun and dive safe. Let us know how it turns out.

UCFKnightDiver
06-05-2011, 11:19
Who are you doing your class with?

CWSWine
06-05-2011, 19:40
Navy and Shoot i was going to do at Oronogo but could not resist the Fla springs.

Rox - Doing my coarse with Reggie.

mstueven
06-05-2011, 21:39
Good luck Dennis. Have a safe trip and enjoy the training!

Tell Reggie hello. I bumped into him at Peacock a couple weeks back when I was down there - he was teaching an intro class. If you haven't dove the Florida Springs you are in for a treat - you will never look at Oronogo the same.

gNats
06-05-2011, 22:05
Have a great trip Dennis

Smashee
06-05-2011, 22:23
I'm sure your coarse will turn out fine. Just take the rough with the smooth and it'll be plane sailing.
:D

mstueven
06-06-2011, 10:16
I'm sure your coarse will turn out fine. Just take the rough with the smooth and it'll be plane sailing.
:D

Lol...Surviving a good cavern coarse = true grit

scubastud
06-06-2011, 17:30
these puns are rubbing me the wrong way.

navyhmc
06-22-2011, 22:14
Should be hearing back from Dennis on the course soon....

CWSWine
06-24-2011, 12:24
I passed the coarse. Buoyancy was spot on, my problems I had was the reel and cavern awareness and it was a little humbling. Learn a lot and would recommend the coarse to anyone that want to improve their skills even if they don't advance above Cavern level. This is not a "give me coarse" you really do have to preform to pass.

mstueven
06-24-2011, 15:22
Congrats! Where all did you get to dive at Dennis?

CWSWine
06-24-2011, 16:30
All I got to do was the dives for the class in Ginnie and Devils Eye. Had to get home, something about payroll on Friday and restless employees that wanted to get paid on time. They just don't understand how important diving is!!!!

shoot2retrieve
06-24-2011, 18:04
Congrats that is fantastic!!!! How did you like sidemount??

CWSWine
06-24-2011, 18:39
I have not back mounted since June of last year. Probably the hardest skill I had to learn was clipping the tanks on, now I can lay a tank on the bottom and just swim by and grab it - clip it - reg around the neck - snap a bungee around the valve without even slowing down or coming out of trim. Cavern coarse was dream in sidemount and I think it made the coarse easier. I did the coarse in a UTD Plus and I added a Golem butt plate that I used mostly for hanging reels. It was all fresh water and used 2 AL80 with 2lbs of lead and LavaCore with a 3Mil suit on the top. Water was 72 degrees and never got cold with that LavaCore/3 Mil combo.

navyhmc
06-25-2011, 18:50
Congrats Dennis!!! Now we'll have to get you to the Doors.