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    Scott, You are correct and the repair was...

    Scott,

    You are correct and the repair was completed to my satisfaction, althought I thought $31 was a little high for a big plastic nut and a shraeder valve for my leaky inflator hose. LOL.
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    Ranger warranty work...

    The plastic fitting on my Ranger gave up the ghost on my last dive trip to Florida, a few weeks ago. The leak wasn't bad and I was weighted correctly, so waited to get back home to get it fixed.
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    I'll weigh in (although some could legitimately...

    I'll weigh in (although some could legitimately argue it's repetitive advice)

    Shoot alot of stuff, with a lot of guns. Take a class or two or three.

    My wife has a .38 Smith detective in...
  4. Update: Just got back from 2 weeks in PCB. The...

    Update: Just got back from 2 weeks in PCB. The diving was perfect! 50'+ viz on almost every dive (could see the shadow off the boat from Bridge Span No. 10 at 110'), just a bit of current. No oil....
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    The jetties at St. Andrews are a great dive IF...

    The jetties at St. Andrews are a great dive IF YOU DIVE AT SLACK HIGH TIDE. 70' max depth, "cleaning stations" for the big groupers. If you get lucky, you might see a shark on an early morning dive....
  6. After calling Dive Locker and Diver's Den (and a...

    After calling Dive Locker and Diver's Den (and a good friend who lives there)....and looking at the maps, we decided to head to Panama City for our annual 2 wk dive/camping trip. We understand, "no...
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    Galveston Bay is not "pristine", but the the...

    Galveston Bay is not "pristine", but the the waters are no more polluted than those near any other industrial area. The "brown" is from longshore drift and sediments carried in by rivers in the area....
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    Florida Road Trip--Suggestions?

    We were planning to take our annual two-week camping/dive vacation in Panama City Beach/St. Andrews SP, starting in a couple of weeks.

    Two things have changed: 1) I spoke with Mike at PCDC and...
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    I'm not sure about my own goals, other than to...

    I'm not sure about my own goals, other than to get in more dives this year than last.

    I'd like my 16, soon-to-be 17 year old to get his Advanced. His instructor wanted to enourage him to go for...
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    I've had some good insta-buddies and some not so...

    I've had some good insta-buddies and some not so good insta-buddies. Probably more of the latter.

    Now that i have my son as a buddy, it's much better.

    As for "take what you can get", I...
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    Perfect time to do it. My oldest is turning 17 on...

    Perfect time to do it. My oldest is turning 17 on February 4. He's been diving about 2 years and has almost 100 dives.

    He loves it. So will you.:smiley20:
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    Okay. That is something that made me HAPPY...

    Okay. That is something that made me HAPPY :smiley20:

    Rooooll TIDE, baby!
    UofA 81'
    Marine Science/Biology
    Geology
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    Cert in 1976 (Planet Ocean in Columbus, GA). I...

    Cert in 1976 (Planet Ocean in Columbus, GA). I was 18.
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    learning we'll all be laid off by March from 4...

    learning we'll all be laid off by March from 4 execs who flew down in a private jet to say "the analysts made us do it.".

    Heck, resign and hire the analysts. They're young. Probably cheaper,...
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    Poll: Cochran puck in my console. Backup in my pocket...

    Cochran puck in my console. Backup in my pocket on a lanyard. I have just enough slip on the console retainer to allow my to lay it over my left arm on ascent. I can use it that way, even with my...
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    "Skydive" first 15' or so, then i head down,...

    "Skydive" first 15' or so, then i head down, flipping over enough to watch my teenage son, who is usually right behind.
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    August, 1976. My HS graduation present to myself....

    August, 1976. My HS graduation present to myself. Not sure about "favorites". I've great dives in 5' murk in the gulf. It all depends. When given a choice, I like the Caymans or Cozumel for a long...
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    Dat's right, cher. I recall going on a nighttime...

    Dat's right, cher. I recall going on a nighttime spearfishing dive in Lake Ponchartrain (with the hurricane warning flags flying) cuz we was gonna get us some "tarpon" down in "the hole".

    Didn't...
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    Okay, I'll admit it...I came up too early once,...

    Okay, I'll admit it...I came up too early once, just once. It can happen to anyone.

    I like the idea of hand signals, though. I usually just shout out.
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    the wurstest: Saltwater--Mobile Bay while diving...

    the wurstest: Saltwater--Mobile Bay while diving as part of a research project and running vibra-cores. Freshwater--Tied between Lake Oliver, near Columbus, GA (trying to recover some items from a...
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    While I still think Bonaire is your best option,...

    My wife is a teacher and my kid is in school, so low season is out. Beside from everything I have heard there are not many places for a Jr Open water diver to dive in Grand Cayman.[/quote]

    While...
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    Poll: I don't carry as much stuff, due to the less...

    I don't carry as much stuff, due to the less technical nature of my diving, but i do standardize my rig for every dive, barring the lack of a primary dive light on day (non wreck) dives.

    Two...
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    Some random stuff (speed typing): We had a...

    Some random stuff (speed typing):

    We had a benefits meeting last week. My costs are going up about $100/month and the benefits are going down. Our alternative was a Medical Savings Plan with a...
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    These are present on several of the shallow...

    These are present on several of the shallow piercing salt domes in the GoM. The Flower Gardens is the most explored.
  25. If Florida is so bad, I wonder why so many folks...

    If Florida is so bad, I wonder why so many folks want to move there? To be honest, I'm a much bigger fan of the panhandle than the southern droopy part. Diving in the keys is great, as is diving off...
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