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    Flower Gardens boat leaves from Freeport which is...

    Flower Gardens boat leaves from Freeport which is about 2.5 hours from CC. The Clipper is out of SPI Port Isabel which is 3 hours drive from CC so it would be a very long day trip.

    You have...
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    I disagree. The more often you dive in cold water...

    I disagree. The more often you dive in cold water the better you adapt to it. It won't freak you out or distract you as much. You'll learn tips on getting warmer before the dive and warming back up...
  3. The question wasn't about what a DM "should" do...

    The question wasn't about what a DM "should" do but what the agency rules say about cameras on dives. As far as I know, the agencies don't bar a DM from taking a camera and photographing or videoing....
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    The water will be cold, probably low 60's and...

    The water will be cold, probably low 60's and potentially a bit cooler. Just FYI.

    There are several shore dive/snorkel sites and I dive them 3 or 4 times a year but temper your expectations. It's...
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    This isn't the 1980's. I'm thinking it's going to...

    This isn't the 1980's. I'm thinking it's going to be a simple web-based query to a database offered as a subscription service. Keeping track of all the jurisdictions would be extraordinarily...
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    Collecting the tax is a non-issue, there is...

    Collecting the tax is a non-issue, there is software and databases available to return the appropriate tax due for any given address. It'll be an automated script call in shopping cart software and I...
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    I think when you are running a successful dive...

    I think when you are running a successful dive shop business you will be qualified to say what it takes to run a successful dive shop. ;-)

    Dive shops don't certify new divers. Instructors do. And...
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    That's kinda funny when you consider that LP has...

    That's kinda funny when you consider that LP has been in business for over 20 years and is thriving when so many LDS are folding. I kinda think they have a handle on the business and know a bit...
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    2nd rated? Who do you think manufactures it? If...

    2nd rated? Who do you think manufactures it? If it was being cloned AL would be going after someone for patent infringement, not closing sales channels. Which they are obviously not even doing that...
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    Then buy used. Fins don't have to cost $170. I...

    Then buy used. Fins don't have to cost $170. I don't think I've ever paid more than $70.
  11. This whole article is based on a ridiculous...

    This whole article is based on a ridiculous premise that "at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of
    working you'd have more than...
  12. First thing to look for is leaks. Next is the...

    First thing to look for is leaks. Next is the zipper. Then the seals. Still dry? Now it's about fit and style preference. Ideally you should try to dive the suit before agreeing to purchase.
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    Your answer is right there... Don't expect 50'...

    Your answer is right there...

    Don't expect 50' viz on cleanup day with people raking the bottom and pulling up trash but it'll still be clearer than most local lakes.
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    First of all, this is second hand info at best....

    First of all, this is second hand info at best. Required or recommended? We don't know exactly what was said or how it was heard.

    Second, if it's required then was it disclosed upfront?
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    Most of those wrecks are 6-7 miles from land. You...

    Most of those wrecks are 6-7 miles from land. You can see land from them, barely. The reefs are 2-4 miles. Depends on the seas. Some days you could do them with a kayak but the issue is marine...
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    I think you will likely find upper 50's in the...

    I think you will likely find upper 50's in the top 20' or so and upper 60's below that. Yes, a reverse thermocline.
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    Those other sites have not increased that much....

    Those other sites have not increased that much. The airfare differential is much less than it used to be.
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    And the sad thing is doesn't really take any...

    And the sad thing is doesn't really take any "support". It took me - with no prior Vbulletin experience - all of twenty minutes to upload the files and make one edit. And upgrading Vb a few months...
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    Your credit card sits somewhere 24/7. I guard my...

    Your credit card sits somewhere 24/7. I guard my phone as well as my wallet.

    I use an app called Secure My Privacy by Linkus which gives you password protected folders.
  20. Two to three hours driving can get you to...

    Two to three hours driving can get you to Pensacola where you can choose from a dozen or more dive charters serving dozens of dive sites ranging from 5 to 25 miles offshore. There is also some beach...
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    Thanks to everyone who took part in TrashFest...

    Thanks to everyone who took part in TrashFest 2011!

    TrashFest 2011 set a record for participation with 604 participants on 80 teams! Plus 4,718 pounds of trash was collected, in addition to 2,185...
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    Thanks to all the teams that pre-registered!...

    Thanks to all the teams that pre-registered! Looks like we will have a record-breaking turnout!

    Due to the overwhelming response, we will NOT be registering teams the day of the event. We will...
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    Ok, I'm a bit pressed on time but I thought you...

    Ok, I'm a bit pressed on time but I thought you would get more info. Blue Lagoon is a decent local dive site to Houston. There are two lagoons set in a piney woods that is very scenic and a great...
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    There is an aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores about...

    There is an aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores about 10 miles from Morehead City that has a 3/4 size replica of the U-352.
    North Carolina Aquariums Shipwrecks
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    Here's what one magazine had to say about it:...

    Here's what one magazine had to say about it:

    Here's a case for wearing full-foots on your next tropical dive vacation:



    Full-foots are lighter--in some cases, as little as half the...
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