Search:

Type: Posts; User: namabiru

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.11 seconds.

  1. 9K and 3 months. Have you been to Lembeh? ...

    9K and 3 months. Have you been to Lembeh? Lembeh is one of my favorite spots-- I'm going in August, and I like it so much I may go again in December! Check out Two Fish Divers, they're dead...
  2. Replies
    98
    Views
    6,381

    Blackbeards is a good experience--...

    Blackbeards is a good experience-- reasonably-priced and set up for those who are more concerned about diving than being pampered. Enjoy!
  3. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,546

    Head is bad, yes, if it's over 80C. If the...

    Head is bad, yes, if it's over 80C. If the initial heat you mentioned were true, we would have continually had burst disks in the Gulf. This summer the heat is well over 50C in places. My...
  4. Replies
    11
    Views
    3,450

    The UK has this service, and it is dead...

    The UK has this service, and it is dead reasonable. Do a Google search for made to measure drysuits, and you'll find a few different companies. The company I'm looking at is Hammonds, as it has a...
  5. Thread: Zealge Ranger

    by namabiru
    Replies
    11
    Views
    2,006

    Too bad... if you didn't want the BCD, I was...

    Too bad... if you didn't want the BCD, I was going to ask you what size and who was selling...

    Never mind-- just keep watching the forums and Ebay. I've seen Rangers and Brigades on quite a bit.
  6. Thread: Zealge Ranger

    by namabiru
    Replies
    11
    Views
    2,006

    It wouldn't take much at all-- just a new o-ring,...

    It wouldn't take much at all-- just a new o-ring, and the shop can sort that for you. $125 plus shipping is a bloody good price for that BCD-- even with a service price which you would smartly pay...
  7. Replies
    2
    Views
    2,082

    No, unfortunately, I didn't have any warning, nor...

    No, unfortunately, I didn't have any warning, nor did I have any real access to FedEx or DHL (it would have taken 2 days of the 5 I had to prepare to go to/from Manila, and the box was large enough...
  8. Replies
    2
    Views
    2,082

    Philippines Post Office Thieves

    Never, ever, ever use the Philippines Post Office for anything-- not even to mail a postcard back to the folks. I was forced to use the post office to ship my dive kit and some other items as I...
  9. Replies
    8
    Views
    4,088

    I haven't been everywhere for diving yet in...

    I haven't been everywhere for diving yet in Japan, but I'd say that the vast majority know what NAUI is and you'll have no problems. To be politely honest, the biggest barrier you'll probably face...
  10. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,670

    Yes, I've seen those videos, and I agree they are...

    Yes, I've seen those videos, and I agree they are well-done. I can understand why the operation has a good reputation.

    Well... T-minus 3 weeks until departure. I've started reviewing my...
  11. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,793

    Depends on the actual water temperature and your...

    Depends on the actual water temperature and your personal 'immunity' to cold. If there are thermoclines where you are going, then you might find, yes, that a 3mil with 5mil booties may give you a...
  12. Replies
    17
    Views
    2,331

    I guess it depends on how much PADI is charging...

    I guess it depends on how much PADI is charging for the Nitrox eLearning pass. The shop may be thinking the $195 includes your pack, your eLearning pass, your certification, the instructor's time...
  13. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,464

    Exactly. So while you're getting into your suit...

    Exactly. So while you're getting into your suit it comes unfolded, and with the suit being a heavier thickness it's a bit rough reaching behind to try to get it to fold back in. Especially as it...
  14. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,464

    This can be part of my evening, then, for the...

    This can be part of my evening, then, for the next couple of months-- every night I put on my lycra and then my suit, to break it in so when it comes time to use it I'll be in and out... (^^)
  15. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,464

    Ha ha ha-- yeah, I was thinking to go to the, ah,...

    Ha ha ha-- yeah, I was thinking to go to the, ah, family planning aisle, pick up some KY jelly, and then shock the Filipino checkout lady at Carrefour by telling her it's for my weekend hobby. (^^) ...
  16. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,464

    semi dry suit-- donning and doffing

    I just got a Pinnacle Arctic 7/5 suit, which technically isn't semi dry but does have semi dry seals. Naturally, the first thing I did after opening the box was tried the suit on. Or tried to,...
  17. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,670

    Heh... I agree with you there. Why would people...

    Heh... I agree with you there. Why would people make things harder on themselves? It's one thing if you are definitely sure of an answer, but there are also a few good charts in the manual which...
  18. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,670

    Yes, that's right. You retest on the 5 sections...

    Yes, that's right. You retest on the 5 sections not directly pertaining to DM. I've got a good course director, though, who has written a checklist of the things you should do to prepare for the...
  19. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,670

    PADI Instructor candidates

    Is there anyone else here who is preparing for their IDC right now? How are you finding the study? It's ironic that I thought DM had a lot of material-- and then my boxes from Padi finally turned...
  20. Replies
    94
    Views
    6,765

    I wish PADI International were as efficient. We...

    I wish PADI International were as efficient. We sent the EFR paperwork off at the end of July, and are STILL waiting on a number. I'm thinking when my instructor gets back from Thailand next week...
  21. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,827

    Well, without engaging in the debate, I do think...

    Well, without engaging in the debate, I do think it's good for first-timers to have table exposure. In some ways, I am concerned that for OW the RDP will be replaced by the eRDP, and chances are the...
  22. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,749

    What a shame-- I just got a quiet beer with my...

    What a shame-- I just got a quiet beer with my instructor, and then a quiet few beers with my other instructor. Something tells me, though, when my instructor gets back from holiday that I'll be...
  23. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,471

    I've been enjoying mine-- I just got an Aeris...

    I've been enjoying mine-- I just got an Aeris Epic. The thing, though, is I probably don't need all the capabilities this computer gives-- can check pressure on 3 cylinders, switch between 3 gas...
  24. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,340

    If it helps your cause... I use this camera and...

    If it helps your cause... I use this camera and housing, and really like it. If I wasn't so confident that the Ikelite housing will give me no troubles, I'd buy this for a backup.
  25. Replies
    1
    Views
    756

    Aeris Epic-- toggling between modes

    I just got an Aeris Epic via Ebay, and I look forward to having it in the water today inshallah. Does anyone else find it difficult, though, to toggle between modes (watch to normal to gauge) when...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4