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    Ok... quick post-trip dive report. Firstly, the...

    Ok... quick post-trip dive report. Firstly, the diving was absolutely fantastic. Of course, since this was my first warm water dive, perhaps I don't know any better, but it was better in terms of...
  2. Thread: Your 2011 Trips

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    2011 Trips planned so far..

    Just returned from BVI where we chartered a sailboat and dove and sailed for 7 glorious days.... wow, what a trip. More in another thread... as to 2011...

    Feb - based upon one of the...
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    Many thanks. I saw it. Much appreciated.

    Many thanks. I saw it. Much appreciated.
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    Corus - Charter Yacht Corus in the British Virgin...

    Corus - Charter Yacht Corus in the British Virgin Islands ( BVI ): Sail ( Sailing ) On A Crewed Yacht Charter Boat. I booked directly with them. A little scary to wire a whole bunch of cash to...
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    Thanks to all.... My alarm went off this morning...

    Thanks to all.... My alarm went off this morning at 7:30am to remind me that I have 100hours until my flight departs.... and 30 hours later will be on the ship sailing toward the sunset. I am...
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    Thanks. The boat we will be on is the Courus. ...

    Thanks. The boat we will be on is the Courus. Thanks again.
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    BVI almost here....

    I awoke this morning to realize that the 10 day forecast on my iPhone TWC app covers my first two days of our trip to BVI. This will be my first warm water adventure - having done many lakes, ponds,...
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    Help (pretty please). Liveaboard tipping? We'll...

    Help (pretty please). Liveaboard tipping?
    We'll be taking our first liveaboard in the caribbean (BVI) leaving this Saturday. I'm confused about tipping. So, could someone tell me what they think...
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    Dophin Penning - please don't.....

    :smiley21: I had to be a thread killer... but I don't mind being the voice of the Dolphin. This resort "pens dolphins" as an attraction. As divers, I would urge us to all care about the sea ... and...
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    Lake Murray, June 12

    Tried Lake Murray yesterday as a change of pace from usual DFW locations ...
    the good:
    1. Free (just make sure to have the appropriate diver down flag)
    2. The people - lots of friend divers and...
  11. Thread: Lake Murray

    by billp
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    Lake Murray, worth it?

    We live in North Dallas and thinking about trying out Lake Murray, anybody ever been? Any thoughts? Viz? Temp? wildlife? etc? we just came back from Catalina (so not expecting that wonderful...
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    BigBlue 5watt 3 bulb - big disappointment

    This light was recommended to us by the guys at Scuba Toys as we were making our very first night dive and wanted something of high quality, bright light and a wide beam. From a price perspective we...
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    We just finished getting our advanced scuba in...

    We just finished getting our advanced scuba in Catalina with Ron Moore at Dive Catalina: Dive Catalina - Offering NAUI Scuba Diving Lessons and Introductory Dives in the City of Avalon on Catalina...
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    I just wish clear springs was actually clearer. ...

    I just wish clear springs was actually clearer. The green stuff floating around in the water freaks me out a bit.
  15. Thread: Mares Nemo Sport

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    Yes. and you can buy it at Scuba toys. They...

    Yes. and you can buy it at Scuba toys. They have several models, the best of which is the one that fits it exactly. Sometimes they don't have it in stock. I would wait and not use the universal...
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    We just came back from Balmorhea. Although it is...

    We just came back from Balmorhea. Although it is a long drive and the "spring" is very small (about 20 minutes to slowly swim up and back) but it is warm (75 degrees last week), crystal clear and a...
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    Thank you for the advice. And yes, I am both new...

    Thank you for the advice. And yes, I am both new to Scubatoys, to the forum and to diving (did my first non-certification dive this past weekend). Anyway, thanks to all who wrote. I went back to...
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    had my first poor experience at Scuba toys

    :smiley13: Usually I would agree with the many high marks that Scuba Toys earns. However, I had my first bad experience today. I called a few days ago to see about renting some tanks for a dive...
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    local places - any thoughts? - Vortex Springs/Panama City

    I was wondering if anyone has ever dove at Vortex Springs and/or Panama City in the Florida pan handle? Seems like you could drive it from Dallas-Ft Worth area and perhaps even warm enough to dive...
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