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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post
    I was tempted to reply, "dinner and a movie?" but I restrained myself...
    Better than mine, "use ointment".
    Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance. ~Sam Brown

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    honestly my first though was it was a tank rack
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    I have nothing to add... Just want to chuckle at Big's response to Straegen.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Straegen View Post
    I just want to point out the unfortunate name of this thread.
    This is a very interesting forum, if for no other reason, what you think the thread is about and what it is really about may be worlds apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelman View Post
    Better than mine, "use ointment".
    shower?
    i'm not as think as you drunk i am ...

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    LMAO Off, ok I am stupied, I think I just now got the true reason for his thread title post. GOD HELP ME Atleast it was not preparing for deep penetration
    Quote Originally Posted by bfmorgan View Post
    This is a very interesting forum, if for no other reason, what you think the thread is about and what it is really about may be worlds apart.

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    Family forum so cannot be obvious in my post, but I would say for future posting using "wreck penetration" would be a less inviting target.

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    True, lol , I can not believe it flew over my head all day. LMAO
    Quote Originally Posted by Straegen View Post
    Family forum so cannot be obvious in my post, but I would say for future posting using "wreck penetration" would be a less inviting target.

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    this is just funny

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    Brace yerself, sheila.
    Some franchises just never make it... CSI:Wagga Wagga was one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadiver888 View Post
    Actually, the PADI Wreck Diver has most of it left to the discretion of the instructor. Some instructors will teach you how to avoid hurting yourself while swimming around a wreck. Others will teach you to enter within the light zone (cavern) using a reel. If you get an instructor who does full wreck penetration and uses PADI Wreck Diver as an intro to wreck diving they will have you go well inside a wreck. The rule is that depth plus distance in must not exceed 130 feet. So you can penetrate a wreck at 30 feet as much as 100 feet. Or if the wreck was at 105 feet, you can only enter as far as 25 feet.

    There is nothing in the PADI standard which talks about reel training or air management. So anything taught in this area is beyond the minimum requirements of PADI. If you learned wreck diving in my area, most the wrecks are between 80 and 235 feet. The majority of recreational depth wrecks are around 100 to 110 feet. The instructors around here will spend a lot of time showing you how to work a reel. Some however assume you know your own limitation for gas usage.
    WHAT!!!! Biggie, and any others reading this. Do Not use the above rule-of-thumb, even if you have PADI Wreck cert. Many Wrecks can kill you in a silt out under these guide lines. Get real wreck penetration certification.

    I have done "pass-thru penetrations" as have most divers. But would never enter a confined space that; had snag hazards, silt out possibilities, was dark and required a light, or that I thought I couldn't find my way out of after three donkey turns blindfolded.

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