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  1. Largest waves I have been diving in: 10...

    Largest waves I have been diving in:

    10 meters+...

    diving was fun, sitting on the boat was not.

    5 ft seas, with a very short period are not fun do dive in. 5 ft swells, are no big deal....
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    The original's are faster and more efficient.....

    The original's are faster and more efficient.. but do not do different kicks as well.. I would not trade me yellow ones for any other fin....and two weeks ago got to do some stupid fast current swims...
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    Most people do... been a long time since I used...

    Most people do... been a long time since I used air...
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    If he is not comfortable with doing deeper dives,...

    If he is not comfortable with doing deeper dives, then he made the right choice.. although the sinus excuse is pretty lame. If you can get down to 45 ft, you obviously have pressurized them (A...
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    I got one for my wife... Fit for Pinnacle has...

    I got one for my wife...

    Fit for Pinnacle has always seemed to be accurate (I own two of them).

    My understanding is that this material is not a stretchy as the new suit is, so it is better...
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    Poll: I think you have covered most of the reasons. I...

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    Doubles for training, doubles for deep, doubles for overhead. Singles for easy pure fun dives.

    I do as much as possible of all of the above. :smiley20:

    I'd keep the rec wing as a...
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    Never had anyone tell me to keep a dive to 20...

    ORLANDO !!,

    2 1/2 hrs to great diving to the south eg Boynton Beach, Jupiter, etc.
    2 1/2 hours to NFL (North Florida) CAVE Country

    I've found myself spending more time in NFL then boat...
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    I dive both a lot and while I like the panhandle,...

    I dive both a lot and while I like the panhandle, the area north and south of west palm is a great diving area. I find it cheaper to dive, and far better conditions year round.
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    It's not that one cannot do this safely.. but...

    It's not that one cannot do this safely.. but taking someone out has both moral and legal responsibilities. Your lifesaving card up to date? First aid? CPR? In that one in 10,000 chance that...
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    Great guidance.. now we just need emc to...

    Great guidance.. now we just need emc to understand that one should never, ever be in the about situation...particularly the one where you don't have enough air for your buddy in your primary tank. ...
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    I would hope that you would know what 30 fpm is,...

    I would hope that you would know what 30 fpm is, without having a computer tell you...as sometimes one is not able to look at their computer.
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    I find in clear water, two strobes are great.. as...

    I find in clear water, two strobes are great.. as the vis goes down, backscatter goes up, so in limited vis, I use one strobe. But having two also means you have a backup is something goes wrong...
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    No issue at all, my first certs were with PADI...

    No issue at all, my first certs were with PADI...
  14. Thread: Nitrox

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    It should be a requirement.. or you should not be...

    It should be a requirement.. or you should not be using the tank.

    I happen to have my own... but it is not a replacement for the shop having accurate test equipment.

    They should also have you...
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    I would agree with that, along with limited vis,...

    I would agree with that, along with limited vis, current and advanced buddy skills.

    I did a dive with an instructor from another agency two weeks ago.. we had to do a hard swimming safety stop...
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    You pay a price for diving doubles.. in cost,...

    You pay a price for diving doubles.. in cost, weight and complexity. All very worth it if you are doing technical diving.

    For recreational diving... just get a bigger tank.

    I have 100's,...
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    I am with you on SAC rate.. we consume gas, not...

    I am with you on SAC rate.. we consume gas, not pressure.
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    I seem to be the only instructor posting here,...

    I seem to be the only instructor posting here, but.....

    There are two sides to this issue:

    1. Those interested in getting the card.

    2. People who want to improve their skills.
    ...
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    You are correct on that, but that is a very scary...

    You are correct on that, but that is a very scary concept. Today, anyone who has an OW cert, can pass a AOW cert, and they will be allowed to make almost any serious dive (say the Big O or the...
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    Easy choice there... Scubapro... as the latest...

    Easy choice there... Scubapro... as the latest and greatest from Mares is all called Mares... now Mares versus Scubapro... different question.
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    Hope it fits, but those are great suits for the...

    Hope it fits, but those are great suits for the price. One thing about any superstretch suit.. they may not last as long.. but if you wear one out... it means you are diving a lot... and that is not...
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    Hummm...not sure...6 tanks... maybe $2,000... 4...

    Hummm...not sure...6 tanks... maybe $2,000... 4 regs.... another couple thousand. 11 wetsuits... oh, another couple thousand...other stuff... maybe $5,000....Computers - $3,000. Cameras and spear...
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    I have been to places that have required a skill...

    I have been to places that have required a skill test before going out diving...everyone. And when I was dive master on a live aboard, I did checkout dives with every diver.

    Sadly, some places...
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    I have used a Scuba Pro Smart Tec for several...

    I have used a Scuba Pro Smart Tec for several years... to be honest, it has been a major pain. The original unit had to be sent back twice... once for sudden battery failure (went from 92% to 0 over...
  25. Thread: Strobes

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    Ok, well that can be a bit difficult.... The...

    Ok, well that can be a bit difficult....

    The best (that I know of) are the S&S YS110 or the Inon. And both cost a fair amount of money.

    There is the new SL961, which I have not tried (Larry...
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