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  1. Thread: Apeks Black Ice

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    It is an update and rename of the AquaLung Black...

    It is an update and rename of the AquaLung Black Diamond. Great BC, heavy duty, good heavy d-rings. The tank system is not great for doubles because it uses bolts thru plastic which can wear out....
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    The C4 is more of a primary dive light and the...

    The C4 is more of a primary dive light and the SL4 is better for a backup or daytime hole inspection light.
  3. Thread: cozumel

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    If you book and pay for a dive package ahead of...

    If you book and pay for a dive package ahead of time with Dressel through their web site you can save 20%.
  4. Thread: cozumel

    by Willar
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    We dove with Dressel Divers at Iberostar Cozumel...

    We dove with Dressel Divers at Iberostar Cozumel last June and found them very good. The staff is very focused on keeping divers happy and safe. My 15 year old son received his Open Water...
  5. Thread: Cozumel

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    Love Cozumel! My favs are Columbia Deep,...

    Love Cozumel! My favs are Columbia Deep, Palancar, and too many others to list. June is a great time, we were there last June. The viz is great, water warm, and some good currents. You may have some...
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    Negril is a great place for a novice diver. The...

    Negril is a great place for a novice diver. The water is very clear, almost always calm, 84*F, and little current on most dives. You should have a great time! One of my favorite dives is called The...
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    You're playing this wrong. Tell her to bring her...

    You're playing this wrong. Tell her to bring her hubby and meet you out for drinks. See where it goes. Maybe they are looking to add some spice to the marriage, and you are the spice!
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    We like to eat at Cafe Dennis downtown. Just off...

    We like to eat at Cafe Dennis downtown. Just off the southeast corner of the square, southeast of the clock tower. It's not fancy at all but authentic dishes, wide variety, good staff, cold beer. My...
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    I give a very good rating to Iberostar Cozumel if...

    I give a very good rating to Iberostar Cozumel if you want a family all-inclusive near world-class reefs. I'm sure I will return because of the price/value ratio and how close the resort is to...
  10. Thread: All Inclusives

    by Willar
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    For a wicked good time check out Hedonism II in...

    For a wicked good time check out Hedonism II in Negril, Jamaica. The surface interval can't be beat for adult fun. The dive crew are super and the diving easy and fun. They have Hobie Cats, kayaks,...
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    Whoa. You don't just take an online course then...

    Whoa. You don't just take an online course then checkout dives and you are done. The eLearning only takes the place of the book and some class time. There are instructors that rush through the...
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    My 15 year old son did eLearning which he...

    My 15 year old son did eLearning which he comprehended fine. I spent some extra time on the RDP to make sure he understood the numbers and, more importantly, the why of those numbers. After I checked...
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    Just like society. I still like to read it.

    Just like society.

    I still like to read it.
  14. Thread: Oceanic Geo 2.0

    by Willar
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    Back from Cozumel and 1 whole dive with my new...

    Back from Cozumel and 1 whole dive with my new Geo 2. We were on a cruise ship with kids and non-diving wife so I only got to do 1 shore dive at Chankanaab Park, but it was pretty good.

    Anyway,...
  15. Thread: Oceanic Geo 2.0

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    Got my Geo 2.0 this week. It looks great! Larger...

    Got my Geo 2.0 this week. It looks great! Larger than a normal watch makes the display easy to read while still being smaller than a full "puck" size. I had to read the manual but then figured out...
  16. I have a little less than 100 dives around Negril...

    I have a little less than 100 dives around Negril and just love diving there. I see turtles on almost every dive. The corals are beautiful and there are interesting swim-throughs and arches. I have...
  17. Thanks for the great report. I have dived Negril...

    Thanks for the great report. I have dived Negril for several years and find it very underrated. As you stated, the reefs are full of color and life, just not fishes.
  18. Thread: siesta key

    by Willar
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    I'm not from the area but vacation there...

    I'm not from the area but vacation there frequently. The only diving I've done in the area is from the scuba shack at Cortez bridge on Cortez Ave. in the summer of 2008. It is now known as Home
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    Grilled straight up is my favorite. Do NOT...

    Grilled straight up is my favorite. Do NOT overcook. Grill until it turns white, any further and it is dry. A bit of lemon on top is nice.

    Marinade for 1 hour in teriyaki and grill.

    Cut into...
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    ScubaQuest Diving has 2-tank dive trips daily out...

    ScubaQuest Diving has 2-tank dive trips daily out of Cortez Marina across the Cortez bridge from Longboat. I did a 3-tank dive with them last summer and found it to be well run. I think it' what they...
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    The above crimes mentioned are daily occurances...

    The above crimes mentioned are daily occurances in St. Louis, Chicago, and other local major cities. Their suggestions for protection would apply to most anywhere you travel.

    I do think it wrong...
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    Any computer is simply a data recorder and...

    Any computer is simply a data recorder and information provider. You, the human, must understand what the computer tells you and how to use the information. You did read the manual to understand what...
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    You'll have a great time. Lots of dives with good...

    You'll have a great time. Lots of dives with good food and relaxation in between.

    Do a search here for a packing list for Blackbeard's cruises, there are some good old posts about that. Pack very...
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    I did Blackbeards a few years ago at 42 and loved...

    I did Blackbeards a few years ago at 42 and loved it! The guy I met on board and buddied up with for the week was 67 years young. We had a blast and never complained about the comfort, but that...
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    The error is in the Dive Manager software, not...

    The error is in the Dive Manager software, not your Cobra. You must be using DM Version 2.X as the temp is correct in prior versions of DM (1.6 or 1.8). There are some other minor problems using...
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