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    I have been using an Evo2 as a working...

    I have been using an Evo2 as a working instructor's suit for 3 full winters now. I have the molded built-in boots, and have not had any problems with traction. however, you do need to make sure...
  2. Thread: DM Materials

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    NAUI does require DM's to get and use certain...

    NAUI does require DM's to get and use certain leadership level materials. Talk to your instructor and dive shop, and make sure you are clear on what you are required to have or get, and what is or...
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    I also use the Hollis F1's when diving dry. I...

    I also use the Hollis F1's when diving dry. I love my Tusa Zoom's for diving wet, but I need more thrust with all of the weight and drag involved in diving dry.
  4. Thread: Hollis Fins

    by Divingguy
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    I use mine when diving dry, because my Tusa...

    I use mine when diving dry, because my Tusa Zoom's just can not produce enough thrust to move all of the additional weight and drag. I have been very pleased with the Hollis fins.
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    Big - you really need to keep a good set of notes...

    Big - you really need to keep a good set of notes for EVERY configuration of gear, and for whether you were diving salt water, or fresh. The amount of weight needed will change every time you change...
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    Brent was a great help at the Pool, as were Kurt...

    Brent was a great help at the Pool, as were Kurt and Jeff at the Lake. As I told the students, having great help makes all the difference in the world. Water temp was 41. Vis was 10-15 horizontal....
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    Congrats to OW class of 2/21/10

    Congratulations to the 9 students who braved and endured brutal conditions to successfully complete their OW certification. :smiley32: They were a delightful group of people, and truly a pleasure...
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    I honestly don't know anything about commercial...

    I honestly don't know anything about commercial diving, but I can tell you that I have worked the you know what out of my Pinnacle Evo2 suit over the last THREE years, as a DM, and instructor, with...
  9. Thread: Atom 2.0

    by Divingguy
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    If you enter "dive" mode from surface mode, the...

    If you enter "dive" mode from surface mode, the 2.0 will cancel dive mode after 2 hours if you do not get wet. However, I have never seen mine just black-out altogether, losing the "watch" portion. ...
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    NAUI requires that you make at least a 75 out of...

    NAUI requires that you make at least a 75 out of 100 to "pass", but then questions missed are reviewed and discussed to make sure you understand what you missed. If you do not make 75, you have to...
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    I do not know what the deal is with this thread -...

    I do not know what the deal is with this thread - it is eating posts. I had posted a response initially, and then it disappeared, so I reposted. Then I got an email this morning indicating that...
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    Alan: A couple of our staff was out there...

    Alan:
    A couple of our staff was out there weekend before last. My understanding is that the upper 20' still had a lot of particulates, and the temp was 42 to 46according to whose computer was being...
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    NAUI requires five open water dives, no more than...

    NAUI requires five open water dives, no more than three of which may be done on any one day of training, with further specific restrictions on what skills may be done on the third dive of a day.
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    Congrats to new Staff

    I just wanted to relay my heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to Kurt, who is now officially a Dive-"master" (private joke), and to Brent, who is now a Divemaster Candidate. :smiley20: I am proud of BOTH of...
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    You REALLY need to talk to your instructor before...

    You REALLY need to talk to your instructor before you show up for your certification dives with a camera in hand. I would think they would want your complete focus on completing your skills, and NOT...
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    Sadly, this time of year can be like that. I got...

    Sadly, this time of year can be like that. I got blown out in February about 4 years ago. I hope it works out better for you in February.
  17. Platy: Jeez!!!!! We can't take you ANYWHERE!!!!!...

    Platy:
    Jeez!!!!! We can't take you ANYWHERE!!!!!
    I am SO sorry to hear about your accident. I had not heard anything about it until I saw this thread last night.
    I wish you a quick recovery, and...
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    I purchased a Hollis 212 as well. I have not...

    I purchased a Hollis 212 as well. I have not gotten it wet yet, but it sure breathed nice in my den. My only concern so far was that the spacing of the ports on the first stage would NOT let me...
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    CONGRATULATIONS PLATY!!!!! Most Excellent!!! Tom

    CONGRATULATIONS PLATY!!!!!
    Most Excellent!!!
    Tom
  20. Thread: CSSP Vis ???

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    As of this weekend, generally 3 - 5 feet, with...

    As of this weekend, generally 3 - 5 feet, with some places silted out entirely. Temp 75 at mid 20's acc to my computer.
    Tom
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    For quick turn blue-water trips I highly...

    For quick turn blue-water trips I highly recommend Fort Lauderdale, or the Keys. Both are easy to get to, with NO passport/immigration issues, and you can enjoy other surface activities before and...
  22. Thread: Scuba Parks

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    Yesterday vis was 10' avg, less near platforms...

    Yesterday vis was 10' avg, less near platforms and attractions, and the water was swim-suit warm down to the 1st thermocline at about 25'. Not as crowded as I would have expected.
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    My only concern would be making sure to reset any...

    My only concern would be making sure to reset any dive computer being used as you go back and forth b/n 40 and 21. Exceeding a Max operating depth while on 40 mix because the computer was still set...
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    Congrats to ST OW Class 07/12/09

    Congratulations to the ST OW class of 7/11-12/2009.
    12 really nice students, who were a joy to dive with.
    They survived murky vis and the thermoclines to get their skills completed. I would gladly...
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    My name is Tom, and I am beyond help. Not only...

    My name is Tom, and I am beyond help. Not only have I spent more money at ST than I will ever admit, I DM for them, which means I constantly help convert more newbs to the dark / wet side. OK,...
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