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    We are going to be staying at Cozumel Palace...

    We are going to be staying at Cozumel Palace Resort for our one year anniversary at the end of December and are looking forward to checking out this AI resort.
  2. I would imagine diving in varied conditions would...

    I would imagine diving in varied conditions would be important as well: warm, cold, current, surge, boat, rocky beach, sandy beach, limited viz, night, deep, shallow, etc.
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    I'd just like to get in over 100 dives next year...

    I'd just like to get in over 100 dives next year and get a lot more real world experience.
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    Just my opinion, but I think that ditching...

    Just my opinion, but I think that ditching weights is a good thing to practice. One recommendation is to practice doing it with your dive gloves on your hands. I know my wife could do it with her...
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    The topic of history usually puts me right to...

    My wife just finished it, and said it is excellent. I will start it as soon as I finish the Dan Orr book.[/QUOTE]

    The topic of history usually puts me right to sleep, but the author really does a...
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    I will probably hold off on the class as much as...

    I will probably hold off on the class as much as I would like to take it, simply because if I have to buy any more gear, my wife will likely kill me. I also just dumped ~$2k buying brand new...
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    I was actually thinking that with over 1000 dives...

    I was actually thinking that with over 1000 dives logged by the OP, me as a noob could pick your brain on what I should be working on. :)

    I also ditto the rescue skills. Even things like towing...
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    On my discovery dive in Hawaii, they gave us a...

    On my discovery dive in Hawaii, they gave us a 3-hour class/pool session in the morning. Then, the next day we dove guided by a DM/instructor in the ocean.

    In Bora Bora, however, for the...
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    I think that underwater, using your hands is...

    I think that underwater, using your hands is supposed to be less efficient than finning with your legs, so it could potentially hurt your air consumption by requiring more exertional effort on your...
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    How much do you have to budget in equipment...

    How much do you have to budget in equipment purchases to take a DIR-F course assuming that you don't have any of the compliant gear?
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    I probably would wait until you get through your...

    I probably would wait until you get through your OW first and see how you feel about the recreation of diving and your skills in general.
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    To add to the list, I am currently reading...

    To add to the list, I am currently reading "Neutral Buoyancy" by Tim Ecott. Very well written and entertaining non-fiction on diving. I highly recommend it.
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    Dive as much as you can with good people, and...

    Dive as much as you can with good people, and periodically review your course material whatever your certification level OW, AOW, Rescue, Master, DM, etc. in order to keep the info fresh in your mind...
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    I wouldn't worry about the card. It sounds like...

    I wouldn't worry about the card. It sounds like you were happy with your training. Also, once you get your advanced OW certification, you won't need the basic OW card anyway.
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    I agree with the comments to take it locally. ...

    I agree with the comments to take it locally. For training dives, make it tougher conditions under the supervision of an instructor. For vacation, make it enjoyable and warm.
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    Poll: boxers. keep my boys free...

    boxers. keep my boys free...
  17. Thread: post your bikes

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    1996 HD XL1200S. It's been to Daytona,...

    1996 HD XL1200S.

    It's been to Daytona, Hollister, Lake George Americade, Sturgis, Laughlin, and Laconia, and never been trailered to any of these rallies...
  18. Thread: suunto d9

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    I am still not yet sold on having a wireless AI...

    I am still not yet sold on having a wireless AI unit. I knew that even if I got the D9, I would still want to have a backup SPG. So, this is the reason I went with the D6. It's been a great...
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    Guiness FTW!

    Guiness FTW!
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    Awesome. I'm gonna send that to my wife.

    Awesome. I'm gonna send that to my wife.
  21. I've only been married for 10 months so I don't...

    I've only been married for 10 months so I don't have much to contribute except that we have a lot of fun together. Thanks for the advice!
  22. Thread: Best Guy Movie

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    I'll add to the list of unmentioned movies: -...

    I'll add to the list of unmentioned movies:
    - The Rock
    - Days of Thunder
    - Commando
    - Navy SEALs
    - Heartbreak Ridge
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    Definitely heed the last sentence though. LOL!

    Definitely heed the last sentence though. LOL!
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    I'll be there from Dec. 23-30 for our one year...

    I'll be there from Dec. 23-30 for our one year wedding anniversary. I can't wait. It will be our first time there, and we will be staying at the Cozumel Palace Resort.
  25. Thread: C-Card

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    I'm not sure trying to get everything done as...

    I'm not sure trying to get everything done as quickly as possible is the best way to go about it...
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