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    I flew from Narita for the five trips to the...

    I flew from Narita for the five trips to the Philippines that I made while I was in Japan. I also flew from Narita for my trip to Guam. I flew out of Haneda when I made my trip to Okinawa. When I...
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    Thanks and thank you for your service also Chief...

    Thanks and thank you for your service also Chief :)
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    Thanks :) I dropped my regs off today at...

    Thanks :) I dropped my regs off today at ScubaToys for service. Any luck and I'll be in the water next weekend :)
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    Kind of cool to go back in time and read my posts...

    Kind of cool to go back in time and read my posts from 2007 when I first joined the forum :) It's interesting to see my plans at the time and what I actually ended up doing.... I ended up staying...
  5. Thread: Dive Alert Plus

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    @PhD4JC That can be a problem ;) I was active...

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    @PhD4JC That can be a problem ;) I was active in my dive club in Japan. There were a handful of people that I did the majority of my diving there with. I also made fairly frequent...
  6. Thread: Oxycheq Mach V

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    I'm using the Oxycheq Mach V Extreme with a Dive...

    I'm using the Oxycheq Mach V Extreme with a Dive Rite BP. I bought the Mini-STA's initially but ended up sending them back as the bolts were not long enough for the DR plate. It was very tight and...
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    My setup is very similar to yours.... I'm...

    My setup is very similar to yours.... I'm hardly an expert since I just started diving with a BP/W, but I doubt you would need more than 2 lbs. I just came back from a trip to the Philippines...
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    Just curious how can you say "Steer clear of the...

    Just curious how can you say "Steer clear of the rest"? You've done business with everyone? and the rest are all bad?

    I've had very good experience with Helix. Why would you advise someone to...
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    I've posted on other boards as well and I see a...

    I've posted on other boards as well and I see a consensus growing that I just go with the DS160. There is a difference in price, but maybe not enough to matter.

    My initial concern was if I...
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    Ikelite DS125 vs DS160

    I'm ready to add a second strobe. I currently have a DS125. I was going to purchase a DS160 since the DS125's have been discontinued, but now have the opportunity to add a second DS125.

    I checked...
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    Exactly!!!! I'm in a drysuit, well before the...

    Exactly!!!! I'm in a drysuit, well before the water temperature calls for it, just because of the air temp. Early in the season the air temp is often cooler than the water temp.... I'm quite happy...
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    I'm sure that ST would match also :) I was...

    I'm sure that ST would match also :) I was actually commenting that they're listing a higher retail price. It appears the price has been inflated in order to make it look like they're giving a...
  13. Thread: Going technical

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    Brother isn't that the truth! (about horses :D)...

    Brother isn't that the truth! (about horses :D) It's funny, because now that you mentioned that, the time I bought my horse was around the time I started riding more and diving less and...
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    I've used both glow sticks and tank lights. I...

    I've used both glow sticks and tank lights. I decided to go with a tank light a couple of years ago because I felt that long term it was going to save me money :) I've been using this one:...
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    My 3rd ever dive was a night dive. In 1977, I...

    My 3rd ever dive was a night dive. In 1977, I had completed my OW course except my last two checkout dives. My ship got underway and I couldn't make it to complete my course.

    The ship was...
  16. Thread: Dove Ita Today

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    We dived there a couple of times. They used to...

    We dived there a couple of times. They used to charge, parking plus 300 yen per diver in the summer. I had heard the price had gone up. The last time we were there (it's been a while) was last...
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    The British film with David Hemming, Vanessa...

    The British film with David Hemming, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sarh Miles? Got nominated for two Academy Awards? ;)

    Great film :D
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    That photo was taken on a dive at Pescador Island...

    That photo was taken on a dive at Pescador Island in the Philippines in November 2007. I was still using my Canon A630 then. I think this is one of my best photos. Thanks! :)
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    They did have a few good deals ;) I'd be...

    They did have a few good deals ;) I'd be careful though. As an example they're listing a Dive Rite Hurricane Regulator at $395.00. They're claiming the regular retail price to be $599.00 (34%...
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    I bought my D300 and 18-55mm Nikkor here at the...

    I bought my D300 and 18-55mm Nikkor here at the Navy Exchange. I've bought two Ikelite housings (one for my point and shoot and another when I upgraded to the D300), my Ikelite DS125, and my 60mm...
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    It was rather interesting to go back and re-read...

    It was rather interesting to go back and re-read this thread 18 months later :)

    Since posting this orginally, I've made over a 160 dives, two trips to the Philippines and one to Guam. Will be...
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    This is true. I wanted a Dive Rite Nitek Plus...

    They don't seem to sell many brands not on their site (or any that I know of), but if you know you want something from a brand they already have listed but it isn't on their site they can probably...
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    Thanks for the tip... all this talk about leisure...

    Thanks for the tip... all this talk about leisure pro got me curious enough to go look at their website, as I happened to be looking for a Suunto compass :) (I didn't see Suunto on scubatoys website)...
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    Webbing is webbing.... Not a lot of differences,...

    Webbing is webbing.... Not a lot of differences, but there are some....

    The OxyCheq Harness includes a crotch strap, the Dive Rite Basic Harness does not.

    The Dive Rite Harness has bent...
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    Sorry, I don't know how to post big photos here,...

    Sorry, I don't know how to post big photos here, only thumbnails :(

    The first shot is from Puerto Galera in June 2008. I only saw a few turtles there and this was the only one I got photos of. ...
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