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  1. Pick a Day Aug 13 - 22 for a Dive in Monterrey, CA. Need a Buddy.

    I'll be in Monterrey and ready to dive any day Aug 13th through the 22nd. PM me if you're interested in heading out together or if you're already going and don't mind me tagging along. Although...
  2. We dove 28% on the first dive and 32% on the...

    We dove 28% on the first dive and 32% on the second dive, took 2 minute deep stops at half of our bottom depth, and 5 minute stops at 15ft. We hit NDL rather than running out of air on both dives...
  3. I searched the forums and checked out your dive...

    I searched the forums and checked out your dive report before going on the dive... Thanks for the previous report. It helped me to identify potential areas of trouble. We had a pretty perfect day...
  4. I Dove the USS Oriskany near Pensacola, Florida Last Week

    Hi all - I dove the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier located near Pensacola, Florida this last week with my brother. This is the ship that John McCain received his fly orders from before being...
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    Purchased a couple of tanks. Thanks for those...

    Purchased a couple of tanks. Thanks for those that replied and PM'd me.
  6. XS Scuba Worthington Tanks OR Bluesteel Faber Tanks?

    I'd love to hear opinions on which steel tanks you prefer and why... I'm specifically looking at the steel 100s specs, but would love to hear from those who use larger or smaller steel tanks that...
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    I'm also interested in the Worthington X7-100...

    I'm also interested in the Worthington X7-100 tanks or other Steel 100s, so anyone who'd like to offload theirs, please send me a message too.
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    Ok, good to know. After looking at the specs, I...

    Ok, good to know. After looking at the specs, I realize that the other thread was referring to FX100LPDVB rather than FX100DVB. Looks like Faber manufactures the same sized tank with different...
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    Thanks for the input Flatliner... Does anyone...

    Thanks for the input Flatliner... Does anyone have a link to the official specs of the FX100 tanks? The below thread indicates that the tanks aren't actually rated for 100 cu ft at their rated...
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    Hi Jim - thanks for the reply. I didn't think...

    Hi Jim - thanks for the reply. I didn't think the FX100's were rated for 3442 psi. Seems I remember from another thread somewhere that they hold 80 cu ft at around 2600 psi. I'm looking for Steel...
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    Looking for Two Used HP Steel 100 Tanks

    Hi all - I'm looking to purchase two used high pressure 3442 psi steel 100 tanks. Please PM me if you know of anyone that may want to offer theirs for sale.
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    From the responses, it sounds like there are a...

    From the responses, it sounds like there are a number of reasons to use them but if there is a way to avoid them, it may be better due to air consumption or other reasons. I hadn't thought of the...
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    I was just experimenting with different...

    I was just experimenting with different configurations of weights...



    I've had a couple of instructors and one of them always wears a weight belt putting some weight in the BCD and some on the...
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    Thanks for your thoughts... I see experienced...

    Thanks for your thoughts... I see experienced instructors and other divers using ankle weights on every dive. Why would anyone want to use them if they negatively impact air consumption and possibly...
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    Ankle Weights & Air Consumption

    Hi all - we went diving this last weekend and I tried out using ankle weights on one of the dives. (2 pounds on each ankle) On that dive, my air consumption rate seemed to increase... I think it...
  16. The LDS typically does the wreck dives in the...

    The LDS typically does the wreck dives in the Quarry and trains within a full size bus. The cost excludes the entry to the Quarry and equipment and doesn't include any ocean dives. I haven't spoken...
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    Ha Ha. I got a kick out of your response Nemrod....

    Ha Ha. I got a kick out of your response Nemrod. Thanks for the thoughts though. I'm going with my brother, who has been diving for many years. Any other favorite sites besides the jetty?
  18. Thanks again for all the responses and...

    Thanks again for all the responses and suggestions. I only mentioned the cost of the deep dive training for context... Also, that's the cost TO ME, rather than the regular price of the course. I...
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    Destin or Pensacola, Florida Dive Charters

    Any thoughts on Destin or Pensacola, Florida dive shops and charters? We'll be travelling there this summer and will be doing a couple of dives there. I see Emerald Coast Scuba and Discovery Dive...
  20. Some good info Lulubelle. Was going to ask about...

    Some good info Lulubelle. Was going to ask about the value of doing the deep dive and/or wreck specializations too. Anyone else have thoughts on doing the wreck (natural light penetration) and/or...
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    Thanks for the info in this thread. Very...

    Thanks for the info in this thread. Very helpful. My LDS generally requires your own equipment for anything other than OW but they can be bargained with if purchasing other equipment, doing...
  22. The LDS has us do 6 dives for NAUI AOW. Doing...

    The LDS has us do 6 dives for NAUI AOW. Doing TDI Nitrox which I believe does require the two nitrox dives, otherwise I believe you just get a nitrox recognition card instead of certification card. ...
  23. Combining Dives to Obtain Multiple Training Specializations

    Hi all - is it possible to combine training dives and come out with multiple certifications? For instance, could I take a Nitrox course and use the Advanced dives to complete? or could I take deep...
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    Great pics - thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed....

    Great pics - thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed. Nice charter & ship too.
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    Yes - I was taught to blow the water off of the...

    Yes - I was taught to blow the water off of the fist stage too, and just went through the course in the last month. Is this sanctioned by NAUI / PADI / Others or is it just something that...
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