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  1. Thread: Anyone Home?

    by RonFrank
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    Anyone Home?

    I think this forum kinda died. I know I have not been on for a while. Anyone out there from our neck of the woods?
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    I dive a Bare Nexgen, and have been for over 6...

    I dive a Bare Nexgen, and have been for over 6 years. That said my next drysuit will be a Whites Fusion.

    I demoed one and while a little awkward getting into, it dove like no other suit I have...
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    The reality is fixing 80's computer technology is...

    The reality is fixing 80's computer technology is generally not worth the time or trouble. Keep in mind where technology was at that time, 5 1/4 drives, monochrome monitors, 20mb hdd, [email protected] inkjet...
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    Rather than attempt to make a strobe from an...

    Rather than attempt to make a strobe from an ambient dive light (IMO like using a match to light a auditorium) you may want to look into old Ikelite strobes. You will have some challenges making an...
  5. Thread: cage diving

    by RonFrank
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    Most UW photographs benefit from strobes. I would...

    Most UW photographs benefit from strobes. I would say that it depends a lot of factors that you have failed to include. You can use fill flash, or use flash as your primary light source. Try both...
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    Condensation occurs when one takes an object from...

    Condensation occurs when one takes an object from a cool environment and subjects it to a much warmer environment. So for example taking a camera from an air conditioned room to a boat in FL. It's...
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    Never leaks above 30' that makes no sense....

    Never leaks above 30' that makes no sense. Generally masks leak shallow because there is less pressure.

    Anyway, masks are ALL about fit. I LOVE my Atomic. I HATE the price, but it does not leak,...
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    The best spare air you will find is in your dive...

    The best spare air you will find is in your dive buddies tank!

    I purchased a CF19 tank and reg after diving in Coz, and realizing that it maybe impossible for me to get to a buddy quickly in...
  9. Marine Mammals are VERY intelligent. That whale...

    Marine Mammals are VERY intelligent. That whale knew exactly what it was doing, and it is only right that we treat our distant cousins with a great deal of respect, and a bit of awe.

    This is not...
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    I have an Aeris Epic, my buddy dives a Mares. Yes...

    I have an Aeris Epic, my buddy dives a Mares. Yes the algorithms are different, but not as much as one may think. We did a deep dive on our trip (120'), and stayed at that depth for a bit (on air). ...
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    I think you guys are missing the big picture....

    I think you guys are missing the big picture. This thing has 12+ foot tentacles, and eight of those. They likely don't weigh a lot, but they could rip one apart, and this thing was large.



    Way...
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    You guys must not get out much! I've seen much...

    You guys must not get out much! I've seen much worst diving in the FL Keys! :smiley36:

    Feeding fish is popular, especially among DiveOps.. I've also seen that in the FL keys, but it goes on...
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    Yeah, ST is a class act for sure. I picked up...

    Yeah, ST is a class act for sure.

    I picked up a 7mm Henderson InstaDry for around $150, and it came with a case of all things! :smiley2: It's a backup for my Drysuit, and the taggers remain on...
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    The reason to *piddle around at the surface* is...

    The reason to *piddle around at the surface* is that is allows the boat crew to ensure that you got in the water OK, and that you are comfortable to start your dive.

    Many boats don't give you the...
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    Seems like a cowboy move, and most OPs prefer...

    Seems like a cowboy move, and most OPs prefer divers signal OK at the surface. I see no point in this. If the boat is crowded, than the op has to track who intends to not resurface once in. If not...
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    Why would Paris Hilton shore dive? In any...

    Why would Paris Hilton shore dive?

    In any event, I'm surprised to see this here... so my comment...

    Get a LIFE! :smiley2:
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    I dive with a long hose, and my octo goes around...

    I dive with a long hose, and my octo goes around my neck. They make a neck ring octo holder (rubber) that my buddy uses. It's about $10 at LP. I need to get one. ScubaToys may sell that as well, I...
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    Watching fictional movies requires a bit of...

    Watching fictional movies requires a bit of suspension of disbelief.

    Many UW movie setups require the actors to become dive certified, and if the actors are diving, regardless of hanging gear, or...
  19. Skiing, Photography, and does working around the...

    Skiing, Photography, and does working around the house count, cause I seem to do a lot of it! :smiley5:

    I also hunt, but not much, so I guess....GUNS! Ohh, I bike as well... so what was the...
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    Depends. If your sunglasses are coated (highly...

    Depends. If your sunglasses are coated (highly likely), it is going to be the coating that is all scratched up, not necessarily the plastic.

    You could try to remove the coating on the lenses, but...
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    What part of diving is about *looking...

    What part of diving is about *looking good*?:smiley36:

    The micro mesh was developed to clean Airline windshields. It's a series of sanding pads, and you start with the roughest grit, and go to...
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    I have the Bare T100 underwear. I find with that,...

    I have the Bare T100 underwear. I find with that, I can add polypropylene tops, and stay warm down to maybe 40F water. I guess I could go colder, but I'm not warm with my T100 and UW at that temp,...
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    We just had a whites rep at a Shark Bait dive...

    We just had a whites rep at a Shark Bait dive meeting.

    I was impressed with this suit diving the Peace Boat in the Channel Islands. Many of the divers had these suits, but the cost seemed rather...
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    It is rather difficult to determine if Don was 1)...

    It is rather difficult to determine if Don was 1) On Drugs, 2) Not on Drugs, 3) On Drugs! 4) Working for Ace Hardware

    Instructors have little to do with the price of diving or classes... maybe...
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    Please fill out your dive profile. I'm guessing...

    Please fill out your dive profile. I'm guessing you've never had a run-in with mono line, nor have you done much diving outside of classes.

    If I'm wrong, fine, but your posts would suggest you...
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