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    Amazon Kindle Freedive Book

    I saw this on DeeperBlue and downloaded PC Kindle reader. I will also try it out on my daughter's Anroid phone.

    Amazon ...
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    That it an expensive knife. I would not use it...

    That it an expensive knife. I would not use it for SCUBA diving. Any knife over $40 will tend to get lost during the first dive. I normally keep those type of knives with my socks in my top...
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    I strap my knife to my left inside forearm using...

    I strap my knife to my left inside forearm using elastic Velcro straps. They are Tekna brand which is not around anymore.

    Accessories - ScubasWorld

    For ideas.

    Purchase the correct materials...
  4. Thread: Dry Boxes

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    Yes. But if someone sees this they may think...

    Yes.

    But if someone sees this they may think something of value is inside and it may attract unwanted attention to your vehicle.
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    I was just thinking for short drops less than...

    I was just thinking for short drops less than 20ft 20sec or so I may keep the snorkel in my mouth. Northern California it can be hard to freedive less than 20ft unless slightly overweighted. Also...
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    Poll: I'd have to say when it comes to acceleration...

    I'd have to say when it comes to acceleration from a complete stop blades have it over splits. I swim a couple of miles a few times a week though.
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    Poll: Most shops if they do not have a pool will let...

    Most shops if they do not have a pool will let you try out fins and masks in a pool and return if do not like it. Just ask.

    It is very easy to compare fins such as splits or blades when kicking...
  8. Thread: Dry Boxes

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    The hitch safe looks like a target. It may bring...

    The hitch safe looks like a target. It may bring attention to the fact that there may be something locked inside. May be good for the petty larcenist, but not those involved in auto theft even with...
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    I stored my electronic key (alarm) in a UK...

    I stored my electronic key (alarm) in a UK flashlight for many months. Till one day it flooded. My wife told me to use the grey valet key to open the door and store the electronic key in the car. ...
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    Northern California freediver here. I spit my...

    Northern California freediver here. I spit my snorkel out when submerging. I like it to fall away from my face so I tend to use a humongous AL Impulse 3 flex with a yellow top for visibility while...
  11. Thread: Advice

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    DeeperBlue.com Forums - Powered by vBulletin...

    DeeperBlue.com Forums - Powered by vBulletin

    There is a section on beginner freediving which may help.
  12. Thread: Dry Boxes

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    I have a couple of Otter Boxes. I use one for a...

    I have a couple of Otter Boxes. I use one for a cellphone when kayaking in the Bay. For freedving, I have a plastic necklace that I put the key on. No fear of it getting lost since it is on my...
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    I use a slightly longer Dive Rite hose with pull...

    I use a slightly longer Dive Rite hose with pull dump on my Mach V Extreme. It came as one piece, so I just screwed it on. Pull dumps are not recommended, but it is what I am used to. ...
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    Northern California kelp diver here. I dive a...

    Northern California kelp diver here. I dive a TransPlate with DiveRite SS BP and STA. I use a 40lb Oxycheq Mach V Extreme. I have two small OMS belt/weight pockets to put items in. Good setup. ...
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    My daughter has the Motorola ATRIX from Costco....

    My daughter has the Motorola ATRIX from Costco. She has the $15 ATT 4G plan. I told her to use it mainly for WIFI and to be careful using the 4G since I do not want to pay for the $30 plan. If it...
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    I have been using Oceanic products for over 20...

    I have been using Oceanic products for over 20 years. Great upgrade program and good warranties. I went from bottom timers up to computers at least 3 upgrades since the 1980's.
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    I am unsure about the durability of the Atomic...

    I am unsure about the durability of the Atomic Springs straps. The plastic 2-piece case where it clips on is held together with 4 small screws that screw into the plastic. I have not had any problems...
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    I am also very happy with Oceanic's products and...

    I am also very happy with Oceanic's products and service for about 25 years. It looks like Nick Hollis in San Leandro is also the location for the Oceanic Rep? He offered a tour of his facilities. ...
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    I just have to find my smaller probes to check...

    I just have to find my smaller probes to check resistance and connections.
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    I thought you were going to do a wrap like on...

    I thought you were going to do a wrap like on fishing poles. Where the line is wrapped or tied to completely cover the metal for best grip then epoxied. I do not know how they color the line or if it...
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    I got mine at a half price sale. I will map out...

    I got mine at a half price sale. I will map out the pins when I get a chance and check voltages.
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    YouTube - Freediver Blackout...

    YouTube - Freediver Blackout

    Due to our limited visibility, the "one up, one down" will not necessarily work. For instance, you go out with a couple of friends. If the visibility is not good,...
  23. Us NorCal freedivers are essentially solo due to...

    Us NorCal freedivers are essentially solo due to the visibility.

    Anyone can run into trouble with our conditions in Northern California even if on the surface. Rocks, reefs, kelp, cliffs,...
  24. Thread: knife issue

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    Just contact the company that you brought it from...

    Just contact the company that you brought it from or the knife dealer directly. I broke my OMER sheath on a rough rocky exit. They warrantied it the first year, but I had to return the broken sheath...
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    Yeah, belt sander is the way to go for shaping a...

    Yeah, belt sander is the way to go for shaping a rubber recoil pad.

    I have a Sears Craftsman bench grinder. I got over 25 years ago. It has a light which is very good to see what you are working...
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