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Altamira's Recent Activity

  1. Altamira liked chillyinCanada's post in the thread Magnificent Manta.

    Up close and personal: Divers encounter Giant Manta Ray during their dive

    Apr 7, 2020 at 11:13 AM
  2. Altamira liked JamesBon92007's post in the thread Saving money on a weight harness.

    I dove for 50 years without ever getting into a situation where I might need to drop weight. Last year, while waiting for my buddy to...

    Apr 7, 2020 at 1:38 AM
  3. Altamira liked Steve_C's post in the thread Why are jacket style BCD's the most common??.

    I was trained in a BCD, I usually wear a jacket or vest outdoors and it felt right. I am a decent diver but perfecting my diving is...

    Apr 5, 2020 at 8:28 PM
  4. Altamira replied to the thread Diver Dead in South Florida.

    Under normal circumstances and operations, there really isn't such a thing as "over" emphasis on safety. Accidents that kill and maim...

    Apr 3, 2020 at 12:02 AM
  5. Altamira liked boulderjohn's post in the thread Neutrally Buoyant vs Kneeling - What is Better whilst teaching Scuba Diving skills?.

    Here is a description of the introductory alternative air source skill. Students are required to secure and use an alternative air...

    Apr 2, 2020 at 6:47 PM
  6. Altamira liked boulderjohn's post in the thread Neutrally Buoyant vs Kneeling - What is Better whilst teaching Scuba Diving skills?.

    I thought I would talk about the other introductory skills, and I will start with regulator recovery. With PADI, students learn two...

    Apr 2, 2020 at 6:46 PM
  7. Altamira liked boulderjohn's post in the thread Neutrally Buoyant vs Kneeling - What is Better whilst teaching Scuba Diving skills?.

    Mask clearing is a good example of the difference. In clearing the mask students are told to tilt their heads back while exhaling...

    Apr 2, 2020 at 6:41 PM
  8. Altamira liked wetb4igetinthewater's post in the thread Neutrally Buoyant vs Kneeling - What is Better whilst teaching Scuba Diving skills?.

    I just shake my head as it is 2020, 9 years since @boulderjohn, @Peter Guy, Lynne Flaherty and others wrote this article:...

    Apr 2, 2020 at 6:38 PM
  9. Altamira liked Capt Jim Wyatt's post in the thread Diver Dead in South Florida.

    I have done hundreds of live pickups with 42-46 foot Newtons & RARELY shutdown the engines during the process. ( I have shutdown engines...

    Apr 2, 2020 at 2:48 PM
  10. Altamira liked jadairiii's post in the thread Diver Dead in South Florida.

    This is the typical "farm animal stupid" behavior that is rampant in the dive boat industry. I have had "well respected" dive boats...

    Apr 1, 2020
  11. Altamira liked Jim Lapenta's post in the thread Coming Soon – PADI® Certification Cards Transition to PADI eCards™.

    Truth be told the card many places want to see is VISA/MasterCard.

    Apr 1, 2020
  12. Altamira replied to the thread Toilet Paper?.

    Dollar coins--not so much.

    Apr 1, 2020