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  1. I'll second that. Lionfish is pretty tasty. For...

    I'll second that. Lionfish is pretty tasty. For those of you who dive in the Florida Keys, lionfish is on the menu at the Fish House and the Conch House in Key Largo and at Lazy Days in Islamorada....
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    The choice may be obvious if you're diving with...

    The choice may be obvious if you're diving with an Op who chooses the sites as opposed to shore diving or diving off of a private boat. In Grand Cayman for example, the first dive is typically a...
  3. We've got owners/snowbirds in our condo building...

    We've got owners/snowbirds in our condo building in Islamorada who are Canadian, including at least 1 from Quebec. Haven't heard any concern about this from any of them. Also haven't heard or seen...
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    PADI is within the last 24 months. NAUI and SSI...

    PADI is within the last 24 months. NAUI and SSI just require that you have current certification.
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    We did first time dives in Dominica, St. Lucia...

    We did first time dives in Dominica, St. Lucia and Barbados. The biggest thing was that we were able to achieve our long time goal of moving to florida. We've done as many dives in the last 3...
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    Gotta disagree. You can't hope to solve what you...

    Gotta disagree. You can't hope to solve what you don't understand and people who have been there and seen that are invaluable resources.

    Yes he may figure it out eventually by getting back on...
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    The biggest problem most folks have with full...

    The biggest problem most folks have with full foot fins is that they rarely fit well. I got lucky in that regard so I didn't have any trouble. Either that or my feet are really tough. My wife...
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    Take a look at Mares Volo Race fins. I picked up...

    Take a look at Mares Volo Race fins. I picked up a pair to use in the pool when I was training for the swims for my DM course a few years back. They were recommended by a couple of instructors at...
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    Currently hanging right at 77ish degrees.

    Currently hanging right at 77ish degrees.
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    Couple of tips for life aboard ship: - Get your...

    Couple of tips for life aboard ship:
    - Get your bearings early. Knowing the ship's layout and the best route to cafes, bars, etc. will help you save time and avoid crowds, especially early in the...
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    Agreed. The best offense is a good...

    Agreed. The best offense is a good defense...learn to spot stupidity in progress and steer clear.
  12. Just getting around to posting this, but we're...

    Just getting around to posting this, but we're back from the trip and it was a blast.

    If you're a Blues fan and haven't done a Blues Cruise, I highly recommend doing so. 7 days of really...
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    I typically butterfly whole chickens for smoking...

    I typically butterfly whole chickens for smoking but have never tried it with a Turkey. I have used the upside down method when cooking a turkey in the oven and it did seem to do the trick, but when...
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    Ditto. I'll never cook or smoke another turkey...

    Ditto. I'll never cook or smoke another turkey without brining it first.

    Brining is especially helpful if you're cooking a large bird. IMO, it is practically impossible to keep from drying out...
  15. Thread: Get your dive on

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    ^^^ This. Plan is to do a couple of reef...

    ^^^ This.

    Plan is to do a couple of reef dives tomorrow morning. Our first fall/winter living in south Florida and diving in a 3 mil suit in November was one of the prime motiviating factors...
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    Maybe it will get better mileage on EAN...

    Maybe it will get better mileage on EAN...
  17. Thread: Customer Service

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    I definitely agree with Navy and KO based on my...

    I definitely agree with Navy and KO based on my many experiences with ST service over the last several years.

    My most recent experience is case in point:

    2 weeks before an upcoming trip, I...
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    Should be equipped with a GPS that flags LDS...

    Should be equipped with a GPS that flags LDS locations instead of gas stations...
  19. Shadow Divers at the History of Diving Museum

    Went to the History of Diving Museum this morning because Robert Kurson, the author of Shadow Divers and John Chatterton were there doing a book signing event. We met Richie Kohler and got him to...
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    Best 2 tank dive in the Keys

    Booked on the afternoon boat with Conch Republic Divers Monday, 10/8/12. 2 tanker on 2 of the best wreck dives in the keys. Diving the Speigel Grove and the Duane. If you can, you need to come...
  21. Welcome to the forum Mike. Interesting...

    Welcome to the forum Mike. Interesting coincidence that you're from KC and we just moved to FL from Olathe a month ago. I think we've settled on diving in Dominica and St. Lucia but we're still...
  22. Great information! Thanks scubadiver888! ...

    Great information! Thanks scubadiver888!

    We've been researching and have found lots of good things said about Dominica and St. Lucia so I'm happy to see that your experiences confirm that. Seen...
  23. St. Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, Dominica Dive Ops

    My dive buddy/wife and I are going on a Blues Cruise in October. In between all the great music we want to get in a dive or two (or three or four...).

    We haven't dove while on a cruise in many...
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    Sticky: Thanks. I'll check it out!

    Thanks. I'll check it out!
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    Sticky: After spending the last 13 years heading down...

    After spending the last 13 years heading down from Kansas City to dive in the Keys every chance we could, my dive buddy/wife and I have finally made the jump and are full time residents.

    Skred,...
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