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Southwestern Kentucky
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I'm back May 2, 2021

drrich2 was last seen:
Sep 18, 2021 at 10:12 PM
    1. Millemar
      Thanks for your detailed info about Galapagos in Jan of 2020. Did most of your dives require negative entries with quick descents? I've had some ear problems on my current Caribbean trip and don't think I should do quick descents head first. Should I avoid Galapagos or do you think a January trip on a live aboard would be ok?
    2. drrich2
      I'm back
    3. RJMETZ
      Been reading all your Cozumel stuff to plan a first trip there next year! Truly appreciate your efforts! Can’t thank you enough!
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    4. Trailboss123
      Richard, I have a friend who is 6' 8" and with a size 15 foot. I know you have posted previously about dive boots for larger feet. I am too lazy to look through all your posts to find it. What boots did you recommend for large footed individuals. Intended use is shore diving Bonaire. Thanks -- Greg
      1. drrich2
        Sep 1, 2017
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    5. blue steal
      blue steal
      Thanks for the report drrich2. Enjoyed reading it and viewing the photos. I dive here in Southern CA every Sunday, shore dives around the Palos Verdes peninsula. Now if you can do a report in that kind of detail for Cozumel....
      1. drrich2
        Trying to write up a compare & contrast of food options, places to stay, things to do...I think Cozumel would fry my brain! Data overload!!!
        Aug 27, 2016
    6. drrich2
      Thanks! Glad to see you posting info. about St. Croix. It's a destination with a good rep. for boat diving, plus the much coveted warm water oceanic shore diving, but just doesn't seem to get all that much buzz. It's almost like it's the 'middle child' between the Florida Keys (boat) and Bonaire (shore). I suspect one issue is that cruise ships don't hit St. Croix as much as St. Thomas.
    7. N2theBlue StCroix STX
      N2theBlue StCroix STX
      Greetings drrich2;
      Thank you for being such an active member of ScubaBoard and for the upbeat positivity and impartiality. Always good to read from you.
      N2theBlue Scuba Diving
      St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
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    Southwestern Kentucky
    Mental Healthcare
    Certification Agencies:
    PADI & SDI
    Dive History:
    St. Thomas - Admiralty Dive Center (4 Dives)
    St. Croix with St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures (14 Boat Dives), Shore Dives with other op.s (3)
    St. Lucia - Scuba Steve's Diving (2 Dives)
    Eastern Puerto Rico - Sea Ventures (2 Dives)
    Bonaire (9 1-week trips, > 150 dives)
    Curacao (10 dives)
    Grand Cayman (2 Dives)
    Belize via Sun Dancer 2 (26 Dives)
    Cayman Islands via Cayman Aggressor IV (5 Dives; 2 Cayman Brac, 18 L.C., 5 Grand C.)
    Turks & Caicos (Provo & West Caicos) - Turks & Caicos Aggressor II (27 Dives)
    Costa Maya (2 Dives)
    Cozumel with Living Underwater (2 Dives) and Tres Pelicanos (26 dives)
    California Channel Islands via Truth Aquatics (24 Dives)
    Pennyroyal Blue Springs quarry in KY (Several)
    Dive Cerulean in KY (A few)
    Dale Hollow Lake in TN (5 dives)
    Alexander Spring in FL (1 Dive)
    Key Largo in FL (20 Dives)
    Jupiter in Fl (10 Dives - Jupiter Dive Center, 7 Dives - Emerald Dive Charters)
    Blue Heron Bridge in FL (1 Shore Dive)
    Morehead City, NC (9 Dives)
    Certification History:
    Solo Diver - SDI.
    Rescue Diver - PADI.
    AOW Certified - PADI.
    Nitrox Certified - PADI.
    Deep Diver - PADI.
    OW - PADI.
    Certification Level:
    Solo Diver, Rescue Diver, AOW, Deep & Nitrox
    # of Logged Dives:
    200 - 499
    Dive Classification:
    Just An "Average" Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    130 cf 3400 PSI xScuba high-pressure steel tank
    Hollis BP/W
    Atomic B2 Regulator
    Atomic Cobalt 2 Dive Computer
    Oceanic VT3 Dive Computer
    Deep6 Eddy Fins
    Henderson Thermoprene 3 mm shorty, 5 mm full wetsuit
    Early 50's married retiree in KY, OW certified in April '06; dive solo or guide-led group. Christian Conservative. Enjoy animals (we have 4 dogs, 1 bearded dragon, a few small turtle species), computing & digital photography. Hoping our little girl gets into diving someday.