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  1. I've got flights booked, and a hotel room at...

    I've got flights booked, and a hotel room at Lionsdive. The wife will be happy with the accommodations.

    Now....I'm looking at Ocean Encounters and The Dive Bus for diving options now. Ocean...
  2. I'm planning a March 2019 trip to Curacao - want to be my dive buddy?

    As the title indicates, I'm planning a trip to Curacao in March 2019. Week of 23rd thru 30th. My wife and are will be celebrating (a few weeks early) 25 years of wedded bliss.

    My wife doesn't...
  3. Thread: Aruba - Diving?

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    I'm looking to book a trip to Aruba or Curacao in...

    I'm looking to book a trip to Aruba or Curacao in March 2019. Can anybody recommend a hotel/dive operator ?? I'd like a hotel with a house reef, if possible.
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    Too Hot to Handle ? Access ?

    So... how to I get access to this forum?

    -D
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    I'm in Indianapolis....not far from Erie and lake...

    I'm in Indianapolis....not far from Erie and lake Michigan, obviously. Can anyone recommend good dive operators for the Northern Indiana area or Chicago area? Toledo maybe? I've always wanted to...
  6. Trip report - kona hawaii - jack's diving locker

    I was in Kona Hawaii last week, and wanted to share about my trip. It’s a little wordy, but a quick read, I think.

    My wife and I made plans back in January 2018 to visit Kona for a summer...
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    Sticky: Agreed. I'm lucky (?) enough to have a pool in...

    Agreed. I'm lucky (?) enough to have a pool in my backyard. I always check out my gear before a trip. I also practice a lot of "safety" stuff in the pool.

    -D
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    Sticky: I travel a bit for business, maybe four or five...

    I travel a bit for business, maybe four or five trips a year, and one or two for personal/fun stuff. For the past year, nearly two years, I've been saving my checked bag receipts and then submitting...
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    Go to a gas station.

    Go to a gas station.
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    Buy some used rental regulators from you local...

    Buy some used rental regulators from you local dive shop at a good discount. Have them serviced.

    It is life support equipment. Don't trust rental gear in a third world country, especially...
  11. Thread: Facebook Page

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    Once you complete Open Water, get a few dives in,...

    Once you complete Open Water, get a few dives in, take at least one more class or get at least one more certification. I recommend Advanced Open a Water or Nitrox. Getting the other certifications...
  12. Thread: 47 meters movie

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    47 meters movie

    Just rented the movie, watched it with my daughter. I knew it would be a stupid shark flick...but I still want my $5 back.

    So many things technically wrong with this movie. So many..... And...
  13. Thread: Egypt Again!!!!

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    Egypt seems so very exotic. I'm jealous. But,...

    Egypt seems so very exotic. I'm jealous. But, honestly, that part of the world seems a bit scary to me.
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    Never been to Destin. Post a trip report when...

    Never been to Destin. Post a trip report when you get back. Tell us who you dive with, what you saw. Pros, cons, where to eat and not to eat. Etc....
  15. Thread: Is it dead?

    by Doug B
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    It's not dead. At least I hope not. Would...

    It's not dead. At least I hope not.

    Would like to see more trip reports. There is only so much you can discuss wrt equipment.
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    Here is a second video. This one is all GoPro,...

    Here is a second video. This one is all GoPro, about 7 minutes long.

    https://youtu.be/1NWPWlFOyzM
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    Cozumel March 2017 Highlight Reel....

    I was in Cozumel a few weeks ago, doing some diving obviously, and shot a little bit of video.

    If you're interested, here's a 9 minute highlight clip from the first few dives. This video was...
  18. I've found Old school weight belt with 12 pounds...

    I've found
    Old school weight belt with 12 pounds of lead threaded thru it.
    Integrated weight pouch, with four pounds of lead....and it fits into my BC. So, I have a spare.
    One flashlight
    Golf...
  19. Clear mask skirt verses black mask skirt? Pros and cons

    Hey,
    I'm looking to buy another mask. All of my masks so far have had a clear skirt which yellows over time. Was thinking about getting a mask with a black skirt. I'm leaning toward the Tusa...
  20. I had a fantastic week. This was one of the...

    I had a fantastic week.

    This was one of the most relaxing vacations I've taken in a long time. Slept in till about 0745, on the dive boat at 815, and then dive till 4pm. Wish I could have...
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    Cozumel – Dressel Divers – Iberostar Resort
    27 March 2017 - 01 April 2017

    I wanted to take a few minutes and write a trip report of my recent trip to Cozumel. I’ve gleaned a lot of...
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    Nice report. I'll be there in a couple days. ...

    Nice report. I'll be there in a couple days. Will have to check out the chocolate place and Kondesa. I wish my wife was a diver, and more tolerant of the three star resorts. I get do dive, but...
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    Thanks. Much appreciated. My only concern is...

    Thanks. Much appreciated. My only concern is being able to charge camera batteries.
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    Anybody know if Iberostar resort has electricity...

    Anybody know if Iberostar resort has electricity like the US? I have emailed them...no reply yet.
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    Mantas in Thailand

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSeBykkFD2g&feature=youtu.be&t=8m45s

    Mantas in Thailand.

    Craig and I dove together on a group trip to Bonaire a couple of years ago. His videos are great - and...
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