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    Headed out

    Well guys & gals, In a few hours I'll be driving down to Newark to stay overnight. Tomorrow by 1:30 our time (2:30 there) I'll be on Bonaire - for 2 weeks. I'll get settled & signed in, shop for groceries and snorkel some. I'll do my checkout dive first thing Sunday morning. From then on it's about 3-5 dives a day in a tropical underwater paradise. Pics & vids to follow.
    Abandon all hope ...

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    I'm just a little jealous. Have a good time and enjoy the dives.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    We'll see you next week when we get there.

    Snagel

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    I am so jealous!!!

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    Don't be - I think I may have Zika.
    Abandon all hope ...

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    ???????!?

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    Ended up very ill for 2 days now. Don't know if I picked something up on the plane, on the boat dives or got bit by something. There has been a ton of rain here and standing water is everywhere. Impossible to avoid getting bit and I was told there is a lot of Zika everywhere on island.
    Abandon all hope ...

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    Well, here's hoping it's not Zika, The incubation period is 3-12 days so if it came on as you got to the island, it probably isn't. Even though, here's hoping it doesn't/didn't last long and you get to continue to dive and have fun.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Think it's just a bad cold. Started getting over it and dove yesterday and today - though one dive was all I could do. Talk about the vacation from heck. I thought something was hinky in the middle of the dive today - but every check I could make at depth was negative. While I was removing my fins, proped against a pier pillar I heard hissing from my 2nd stage Hollis. WTF??? Purging did nothing to stop the hiss. Took it home and am working on it. Currently no hissing when pressurized - but once I shut the pressure off and dont purge the pressure eventually drops. Might be OK to dive with. But - should the 2nd stage leak once pressure is shut off???
    Abandon all hope ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charon View Post
    Think it's just a bad cold. Started getting over it and dove yesterday and today - though one dive was all I could do. Talk about the vacation from heck. I thought something was hinky in the middle of the dive today - but every check I could make at depth was negative. While I was removing my fins, proped against a pier pillar I heard hissing from my 2nd stage Hollis. WTF??? Purging did nothing to stop the hiss. Took it home and am working on it. Currently no hissing when pressurized - but once I shut the pressure off and dont purge the pressure eventually drops. Might be OK to dive with. But - should the 2nd stage leak once pressure is shut off???
    Don't take a chance with your ears. They are a lot more delicate than you think.
    --Zeagle Eagle

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