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  1. I believe that at the lower levels of...

    I believe that at the lower levels of certification it's mostly learning and refining skills needed to participate in Scuba. I gained a ton from the rescue class and I think the quality of the...
  2. Thread: Hand Gun Advice

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    For personal at home protecting I have a short 12...

    For personal at home protecting I have a short 12 gauge pump, used to have a coach gun but the ex wanted it. My current wife has her Glock 9 and like it and when we travel on the road I like a more...
  3. Thread: Hand Gun Advice

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    So is it OK to shoot them with a Riffee 3 band...

    So is it OK to shoot them with a Riffee 3 band and just tie the shooting line to the balcony so they cant escape?
  4. Thread: Dives Logged

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    I tend to agree that diving is a good teacher, as...

    I tend to agree that diving is a good teacher, as for logged dive count some of us just quit logging years ago. For the sake of conversation I took my first breath underwater on a Healthways twin...
  5. There's nothing like humping a non responsive...

    There's nothing like humping a non responsive diver through a good set of waves up on shore, I found walking myself through the active surfline standing up a challenge but with a man on my back it...
  6. The solution to that is everything in very small...

    The solution to that is everything in very small amounts. Adding air to your bc should be a small quick tap and wait a moment to see what you have accomplished. And then you may notice if you...
  7. Gnats, I am completely confident in the approach...

    Gnats, I am completely confident in the approach you have taken and the help that you enlisted on the outing. I should have employed such common sense years ago but being burdened with being a guy...
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    The lions share of my diving has been in a kelp...

    The lions share of my diving has been in a kelp forest so weather you mean to or not you tend to watch the kelp stocks and you develop a good feeling for speed and change of depth. In open water even...
  9. I hate to admit it but some few years back I was...

    I hate to admit it but some few years back I was diving along a wall, not a straight wall but a slightly inclined wall behind and below my buddy. Er were looking for lobster and I noticed what seemed...
  10. OK, I looked for the Orongo Blue hole on youtube...

    OK, I looked for the Orongo Blue hole on youtube and there isn't any video of that particular spot. There is a lot of posts about a LDS that supports the spot and read a number of stories about the...
  11. Ok, what are some names of the quarrys you dive,...

    Ok, what are some names of the quarrys you dive, I'v been looking on youtube and found quarry diving but I don't know which ones you all get to dive. I'm trying to get a feel for the stuff you get to...
  12. I didn't realize that Gnats was a gal. a set of...

    I didn't realize that Gnats was a gal. a set of doubles can be a chore due to weight and size. I never saw a gal using them in the past and especially with the newer HP tanks. I used twin 50,s in the...
  13. That sounds like a day with the Marx Brothers. As...

    That sounds like a day with the Marx Brothers. As I have posted before here I have never been in or around a quarry, is that what quarry diving is like? That is perhaps why 4 wheel drives are so...
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    It depends on the instructor as in anything else,...

    It depends on the instructor as in anything else, I got lucky and got a Vin Diesel look alike that had been a Seal. Wasn't an easy date for sure but everyone in the class was a ton better at the end...
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    Do you dive one of those harness set ups for...

    Do you dive one of those harness set ups for weight distribution, I read about one just a few moments ago. When I was diving with students a lot I took several ankle weights on my rig as they were...
  16. Thread: Weight Belts

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    I just googled the harness, it seems to emulate a...

    I just googled the harness, it seems to emulate a weight integrated BC in basic configuration. Perhaps it would help Bigmans father with his diving trim issues at the surface.
    Bill
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    Forgive my seemingly stupid question but I have...

    Forgive my seemingly stupid question but I have never dove a split fin. I imagine the resistance to your leg muscles is diminished with the open channel in the blade area but to those that have used...
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    To a newer diver I think the tendency to be...

    To a newer diver I think the tendency to be pushed over from the rear inflation can be unpleasant. It just takes a bit to acclimate to the feeling. Overinflation is commonly an attempt to raise ones...
  19. Thread: Weight Belts

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    I used nylon until I started to freedive, now I...

    I used nylon until I started to freedive, now I have both. When diving I have weight integrated in my BC, when hunting I use rubber.
    Bill
  20. Thread: Which BC

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    The set up I used for years and still have...

    The set up I used for years and still have although it's a bit worn is an old Dacor Rig. It was an early rear flotation with a moulded body that everything attached to. The body was a main vest with...
  21. Thread: Which BC

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    Thanks for the info/ explanation Bill

    Thanks for the info/ explanation
    Bill
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    Perhaps your correct, I don't seem to accel in a...

    Perhaps your correct, I don't seem to accel in a two dimensional world. I'd like to say it's been fun but it really hasn't.
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    I agree, we used cylume sticks on night dives...

    I agree, we used cylume sticks on night dives like that but if you are say taking 5 divers for a tour where there several dive boats in the area it is a really quick way to do a head count as people...
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    It was actually an attempt at humor, if you look...

    It was actually an attempt at humor, if you look at my personal info you will see why. I was for several years doing tattoo myself in my own small parlor.
    Bill
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    Actually what Reef has to say is correct. I tend...

    Actually what Reef has to say is correct. I tend to say ... back when but thats because Back When I started the sport tanks came in two sizes 50's and 72's or at least thats what I remember but it...
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